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A meditation joke

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    …meditation retreat joke.
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    There's this person, he’s been
    on a meditation retreat for nine days.
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    And you do actually find
    that people do actually slow down.
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    You walk very
    slowly, you talk very slowly.
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    Can you get much more
    mindful even picking things up?
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    You pick it up and
    you notice all these amazing sensations
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    when you pick things up
    or you put it down again.
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    You do things very slowly.
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    So after the nine day
    retreat fella went back to work,
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    and he was working in Perth Zoo.
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    And so when the head keeper saw him,
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    you know, coming to
    work walking very slowly
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    and mindfully, he thought ‘’What
    am I going to do with this guy today?’’.
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    And so he thought
    he had this brilliant idea.
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    He said ‘’I know! I'm gonna put you
    in charge of the tortoise enclosure.’’
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    (laughter)
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    Obviously because
    tortoises go really slowly.
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    So if you’ve been
    on a meditation retreat,
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    if you're working at a zoo
    that's the best thing to do,
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    you know – look after the tortoises.
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    So he told the head keeper ‘’Yes.
    I. Will. Look. After. The. Tortoises.’’.
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    And he walked very slowly
    and mindfully to the tortoise enclosure
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    And at lunch time the
    head keeper decided to check up on him.
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    And there he was, in front of
    the tortoise enclosure, with the gate open
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    and all the tortoises had escaped.
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    (laughter)
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    When the head keeper asked
    “What happened??”
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    ‘’Well.’’ said the meditator, ‘’I.
    Opened. The. Gate. And. Whoosh!”.
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    (laughter)
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    That's an old meditation teacher’s joke.
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    (laughter)
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    Because when you
    really go slow even tortoises whoosh!
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    (laughter)
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    So anyway…
Titel:
A meditation joke
Video Language:
English
Team:
Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Projekt:
Dhamma Shorts
Duration:
02:09

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