Laughter is the purest meditation. When we encounter any problem, laugh first and the problem will go away. – SMCH
1. A VERY CLEVER DOG
There is a story called “The Clever Dog”. Once there was this family with a dog. One day they invited a guest to dinner. When the guest arrived, the dog did not say a word. It didn’t bark, nor bite. However, when the guest was having dinner with the family, the dog kept staring at him. It was also growling, not very loud, but it sounded very angry. It kept fixing its stare at the guest and growling at him nonstop. The guest was feeling very nervous. His heart was beating hard, and he kept looking back at the dog. The man and the dog were staring at each other, until the man could no longer stand it. He said to his host and the family, “Why, your dog looks so vicious!” Before the host could utter a reply, the little girl said, “I don’t think so! Normally it is not that violent! It is behaving like this because you are using his bowl!”
2. HE FEELING IS MUTUAL
There were two people who went on a blind date. After a while, they were so bored. It was a very boring blind date. Suddenly a friend of his called him on the phone, so he stepped away from the table in the restaurant, went outside and talked with the friend for a while. After he came back, he said to his female blind date, “I’m sorry, my grandfather has died. I have to go.” So the woman, who was very understanding, said, ¨Oh, of course, of course! That’s very good because if your grandfather didn’t die, mine must die.”
3. THE GENTLE DOG
There was a thief who went to a very out- standing looking mansion to steal something. Outside of the mansion, there was a sign with a picture of a dog’s head which said, “MEAN DOG INSIDE, PLEASE KEEP OUT!”
But the thief went inside and stole all the things he wanted. After he put them all in a bag and was on his way out, the thief added something under the sign. It said, “That dog was very gentle. Don’t misjudge it.”
There was a newly wed couple, and the husband could not tolerate his wife. He quarreled with her every day until he came close to a nervous breakdown. He then rushed to see a doctor.
“What’s wrong?” asked the doctor.
“Ah! I have been quarreling with my wife too much,” the man responded. “Now I am weak in both body and mind. What shall I do?”
“You need to do some exercises! I suggest you buy yourself a track suit and jog about ten kilometers each day, then call me in a week or two.”
The man said, “Okay!” and left. That day, he bought a track suit and started jogging.
A week later, the man called the doctor and the doctor asked, “How are you doing physically? Are you feeling better?”
“Better, much better!” said the man.
Then the doctor inquired, “How is your wife treating you?”
“How would I know?” the man replied, “I’m already seventy kilometers away from home!”
5. WHOSE SMELL
There was a couple that had a long marriage and no children, and perhaps they were a little bit lonely. So, the wife said that she wanted a dog to keep her company, and the husband said: ” A dog? Am I not enough for you?” The wife said, “Oh yes, but it’s different. I’m thinking of something lively. You know, he can walk me to the shop, and things like that, while you’re not here. I love you. It’s just that a dog is different. You aren’t comparing yourself to a dog, are you?” So the husband said: “All right. All right. But what will he eat?” “Oh,” the wife said, “Whatever we eat, he can eat. Dogs eat anything. The husband asked, ” And then, where shall he stay?” And the wife replied, “He can stay in here with us, in the house. Our house is big enough.” The husband was still very skeptical and reluctant and asked, ” But where will he sleep?” The wife answered, ” He can sleep in bed with us.” And so the husband asked, ” Well, how about the smell?” So the wife said, ” Well, if I can get used to it, so can he.”