Tag Archives: Laughter

A beggar in heaven ?

  It happened once that a very rich man died on the same day a beggar in the town also died. The name of the beggar was Lazarus. The rich man went directly to hell and Lazarus directly to heaven. The rich man looked up and saw Lazarus sitting near God, and he cried to […]

Economy of laughter

  Mulla Nasrudin listened very attentively while a stranger told a long story in the coffee-house. But the man spoke so indistinctly and muffed his punchline so badly that the story was not funny at all, and except for the Mulla no one laughed. But the Mulla laughed heartily. “Why did you laugh, Nasrudin?” I […]

The Last Laughter

I have heard about three monks. No name is mentioned, because they never told their names to anybody, they never answered anything. So in China they are only known simply as “the three laughing monks.” They did only one thing: they would enter a village, stand in the marketplace, and start laughing. Suddenly people would […]