Monday, April 16, 2007

Wisdom From A Laugh 45

‘You are fired’
A company, feeling it was time for a shake-up, hired a new CEO. This new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers.
On a tour of the facilities one day, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against the wall. The office was full of workers and he thought that this was his chance to show everyone he meant business. The CEO walked up to the guy and asked, “And how much money do you make a week?”
Undaunted, the young fellow looked at him and replied, “I make $200 a week. Why?”
The CEO then handed the guy $200 in cash and shouted, “Here’s a week’s pay. Now GET OUT and don’t come back!”
Feeling pretty good about his first firing, the CEO looked around the office and asked, “Can anyone tell me what work that slacker did here?”
With a grin, one of the office workers muttered, “Pizza delivery boy.”
* Jumping to conclusions without proper investigation can bring embarrassment or negative consequences to a person.
* How often have we made assumptions without a clear logical basis? This can cause suffering mental states and interpersonal conflicts.

* People who are of a suspicious nature, the cynic, and people with minds greatly defiled by greed, anger, hatred and delusion/egoism often make assumptions (negatively) about other people and happenings that bring about much Dukkha.
* One should try to apply the Teachings of The Buddha in 'The Kalama Sutta' ( The Charter of Free Inquiry ). One's mind will then attain more and more peace, compassion, wisdom and freedom.

* Through the Dhamma Talk titled "Asuumptions" by Ajahn Brahmavamso, one can learn some very good Dhamma. ( This Dhamma Talk can be downloaded brom the Web Site )
With Metta,
Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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