Thursday, March 08, 2007

Wisdom From A Laugh 41

The Fisherman
A man saw a fisherman standing by a lake with a mirror.
“Excuse me,” he asked the fisherman. "What ae you doing?"
“I am fishing,” the fisherman replied.
“With a mirror?”
“Sure - it’s a new discovery.
I’m going to make a fortune!”
“Can you tell me how it works?”
“Okay, but it’ll cost you a hundred dollars.”
The first man was curious and greedy; he gave the fisherman the money.
“Well,” the fisherman began, “first you aim the mirror into the water. When a fish comes along, you shock the fish with the rays of light reflected from the mirror. The fish will get confused and then you grab it.” The first man was stunned. “You can’t mean to tell me that’s how you fish. It’s ridiculous! How many have you caught?"
“You’re the fifth today!” the fisherman replied coolly.
The world today is full of con men. People are trapped and become victims because of their greed. When delusion and greed overwhelm a person's mind, he loses wisdom and clarity of the mind. Beware! Let not greed conquer us for greed and covetousness will lead one to a suffering state.
With Metta,
Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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