by Nick Knibbs
a dialogue between monk and master.
|[ Picture: a beautiful Japanese Zen temple amidst a picturesque oriental landscape.]
( A Monk walks up to his Master whilst he is walking back to the temple.)
Monk: " Master, I must tell you something extraordinary."
Master: " What is it, young monk?"
Monk: " Well, Master, I have come to a great realization. Fear is nothing but a concept. An idea. And, therefore, I have nothing to fear because fear does not exist!"
Master: " That is a great realization, young monk."
( Master proceeds to look at the ground sternly.)
Monk: " What is it, Master?"
Master: " Well I wasn't going to say anything but, there is a huge snake slithering right toward you..."
( The young Monk shrieks shrilly and jumps upon a nearby rock.)
Master: (laughing) " So much for fear being a concept, huh?"
[ THE END ]