Goran tells the story of telling his grandmother that she should not eat bread. Grandmother asks: “What?” “Well, grains are not healthy for you”, he says. She replies: “Well son, you must die of something."
Goran’s grandmother’s Zen
You shouldn't fight with the pig. You will both end up in the mud but the pig likes that.
Okinawa saying – pig
The best things in life are free. Think about that for a moment... health, laugh, love, mother, child, sunset...
Chinese proverb – the best things in life are free
A shoe trader from Venice, decides to sell shoes at a new bazaar in Africa and sends two assistants there to do market research.
The first one comes back and says that there is no market for shoes because all people there walk barefoot.
The second one comes back and says it’s the best possible market because no one there has shoes on.
An eagle never had the need to meet another eagle. Ants are those who have invented peoples.
Miroslav Mika Antić about loneness
Son, a man must have two faces: one that smiles and does whatever it wants in life and another one which is grim and does what must be done.
My old man sharing with me his thought about what must be done
An anecdote told to me by a friend of mine some years ago. To me this is kind of the Serbian Zen.
The place is a village near Jagodina, the time is several decades ago. A few peasants are sitting in front of a shop drinking beer.
The local schoolteacher comes along and asks them: “Good afternoon. What are you doing here?”
The peasants find themselves embarrassed and wanting to outwit the teacher one of them replies: “We’re discussing who will win, Mao Zedong or Chiang Kai-shek?”
The teacher replies: “Oh! And why don’t you wash your faces first?”