by Sunil Bali, 20-12-15

One of the Dalai Lama’s favorite stories is of a Zen disciple who left his village to live in the neighbouring forest and seek enlightenment.

He devoted himself to being able to walk on water. Finally, after many years of practice, the disciple mastered the technique.

Then one day, he saw his Zen Master walking by. Keen to demonstrate his mastery, the disciple leapt to his feet and proceeded to walk across the nearby river whilst his Master watched.

"How long did it take you to learn to walk on water?” asked the Zen Master.

"Twenty seven years,” the disciple replied proudly.

"You idiot," the Zen Master said. "For a few pennies you could have taken the ferry.”

Sometimes it’s worth questioning what we’re seeking to accomplish with our time on Earth, if it’s worth it, and if it is, ask ourselves are we doing the right things to fulfill our desires.

As the Prison Governor said to the convict who had scaled the prison wall only to find himself in the Prison Officers Staff Quarters, "You should have checked that your ladder was up against the right wall."


  1. The inventor of the knock-knock jokes has been awarded a No-bell prize.
  2. Deja Moo: the feeling that you’re heard all this bullsh1t before.
  3. The invisible man married the invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.
  4. Dorothy threatened to leave me due to my obsession with Morse Code.

    I said, “Please don’t dash Dot."

  5. Aircraft designers have constructed a plane made entirely of rubber, so that if it crashes, it bounces. It’s called a Boing 747.
  6. This one goes out to all the amnesiacs out there, and don’t think you know who you are.
  7. The neighbour just asked if I was stealing his Wi-Fi, it felt like such an invasion of my piracy.
  8. Why did the cows return to the marijuana field? It was the pot calling the cattle back.
  9. We’ll be attending the National Schizophrenics convention. Anybody whose everybody will be there.
  10. The Psychics Convention has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

And finally, thank you so much for letting me into your Inbox this year. I’m truly humbled and grateful that my musings are worthy of your attention.

I’ll be back on 3rd January.

Until then …..