Friday, June 13, 2008


A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, My car broke down. Do you think I could stay the night?

the monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, even fix his car. As the man tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange sound. The next morning, he asks the monks what the sound was, but they say, We can't tell you. You're not a monk.

The man is disappointed but thanks them anyway and goes about his merry way. Some years later, the same man breaks down in front of the same monastery. The monks again accept him, feed him, even fix his car.

That night, he hears the same strange noise that he had heard years earlier.

The next morning, he asks what it is, but the monks reply, We can't tell you. You're not a monk. The man says, All right, all right. I'm dying to know. If the only way I can find out what that sound was is to become a monk, how do I become a monk?

The monks reply, You must travel the earth and tell us how many blades of grass there are and the exact number of sand pebbles. When you find these numbers, you will become a monk.

The man sets about his task. Some forty-five years later, he returns and knocks on the door of the monastery. He says, I have traveled the earth and have found what you have asked for. There are 145,236,284,232 blades of grass and 231,281,219,999,129,382 sand pebbles on the earth.

The monks reply, Congratulations. You are now a monk. We shall now show you the way to the sound.

The monks lead the man to a wooden door, where the head monk says, The sound is right behind that door.

The man reaches for the knob, but the door is locked. He says, Real funny. May I have the key?

The monks give him the key, and he opens the door. Behind the wooden door is another door made of stone. The man demands the key to the stone door. The monks give him the key, and he opens it, only to find a door made of ruby. He demands another key from the monks, who provide it. Behind that door is another door, this one made of sapphire. So it went until the man had gone through doors of emerald, silver, topaz, and amethyst.

Finally, the monks say, This is the last key to the last door.

The man is relieved to no end. He unlocks the door, turns the knob, and behind that door he is amazed to find the source of that strange sound.

. . . . But I can't tell you what it is because you're not a monk


debasish.. said...

hmm...i must say a 'sound' story ! ....well d suspense was surely dere

Big Pearls said...

interesting story:)

brocasarea said...

@ debasish...glad u liked it:)

@ big pearls...:)

Princess Mia said...

this leave me with grrrrrrrrrrrrrr, WTH???


Akshay said...

U pig!! damn...I guess I shudda seen the labels first.... lmao

Mariposa said...

Arrgghh!!! Cliffhanger!!!

But love love it!

Mariposa said...

Belated happy birthday to you and to your twin brother!!!

Wish you all the best in the life...

ceedy said...

sorry but have to abuse you for this BAS%$#@.....:)


Anonymous said...

I was so getting ready to scream, cry or something as soon as he told us what it was!!!

MAN!!!!!!!!!!!! that was mean... LOL!LOL!

See ya!!!


Priya Prakash said...

Aaaaaaargghhh !!

There are times when the reader is left with a LOT of discontent in the end. Well, this is one such time.

I was dying to know what the sound was !! Bah.

REAL suspence :P

brocasarea said...

@ ending no!

@ akshay...hehe....yeah!...liked it?>

brocasarea said...

@ maripose....thanks:)...and happy that u liked it:)

@ cinder...haha.....yeah it irritates you a bit in the end!

brocasarea said...

@ problem:)

@ priya....yeah!....u cant know that since u arent a monk!!!!

Grey said...

please tell me that the monks were riding his car... pwease... me go crazy...

brocasarea said...

@ grey.. myself dont know man since am not a monk!!!

Aparna said...

i am a monk...and i know the source of sound ....u wanna know too?