My Favourite Piece of Zen Humour

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July 4, 2011 at 11:02 amCategory:Personal Post

There was once a man who was crossing a field and met a tiger. Running away, he came to a great cliff and caught hold of a root and swung over the edge of the cliff. But at the bottom of the cliff was another tiger.
Soon two little mice came along and began to gnaw on the root. The man looked in terror at the tiger below. But then he saw the root was for a strawberry vine, and at the end was a ripe strawberry. He picked the strawberry and ate it. “Ah, how delicious it is,” he said to himself.

It’s a great reminder that you have to keep going and find what joy you can in the middle of any seemingly unforgiving crisis. I love this joke.