Saturday, July 29, 2006

Wisdom From A Laugh 16

Old MacDonald
There were only three remaining contestants in the final round of the quiz … Chin, Bah and Kah. The $50,000 question was to finish the following song title and spell the answer: “Old MacDonald had a …”
Chin was to answer first and he said , “estate” … “e-s-t-a-t-e”.
The quiz master said, “Sorry, wrong answer but right spelling.”
Bah was very excited as he thought he knew the answer. He shouted out, “The answer is ‘ranch’ …r-a-n-c-h”.
The quiz master said, “Sorry again, wrong answer but right spelling.”
The quiz master then turned to Kah and said, “For $50,000 what is the answer?” Kah said, “Farm”.
“Very good,” the quiz master said. “Now spell it.”
Kah shouted out excitedly, “E-I-E-I-O!”
Reflection In a state of excitement or tension, a person can say or do the most silly or absurd thing. Let us train our mind to have calmness, concentration, clarity, tranquility and equanimity ... a mind so well-directed and strong would not be shaken by the 8 Worldly Winds of Pleasure and Pain, Praise and Blame, Gain and Loss, Honor and Dishonor.
With Metta,
Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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