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petergec
15 hours ago
It was time for the monsoon rains to begin and a very old man was digging holes in his garden. “What are you doing?” his neighbour asked. “Planting mango trees,” was the reply. “Do you expect to eat mangoes from those trees?” “No, I won’t live long enough for that. But others will. It occurred to me the other day that all my life I have enjoyed mangoes planted by other people. This is my way of showing them my gratitude.” 🙂
petergec
1 day ago
A Caliph of Baghdad named Al-Mamun owned a beautiful Arabian horse. A tribesman called Omah was eager to buy the horse so he offered many camels in exchange for it, but Al-Mamun would not part with the animal. This so angered Omah that he decided to get the horse by trickery. Knowing that Al-Mamun would ride his horse along a certain road, he lay down beside the road disguised as a beggar who was very ill. Now Al-Mamun was a kind- hearted man so when he saw the beggar he felt sorry for him, dism
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petergec
2 days ago
Jeremiah was in love with a very tall woman. Each night he would walk her home from work and each night he longed to kiss her but was too shy to ask. One night he summoned up the courage. “Will you let me kiss you?” She was agreeable. But Jeremiah was exceptionally small in stature, so they looked around for something he could stand on. They found an abandoned smithy with an anvil in it that gave Jeremiah just the height he needed. After they had walked on for half a mile or so, Jeremiah said. “
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petergec
3 days ago
An old pilgrim was making his way to the Himalayan Mountains in the bitter cold of winter when it began to ram. An innkeeper said to him, “How will you ever get there in this kind of weather, my good man?” The old man answered cheerfully, “My heart got there first, so it’s easy for the rest of me to follow.” 🙂
petergec
4 days ago
When an eight-year-old girl spent her pocket money to buy her mother a gift, her mother was grateful and happy for a mother and house-wife generally gets much work and little appreciation. The girl seemed to have understood this for she said, “It’s because you work so hard, mother, and no one appreciates it.” The woman said, “Your father works hard too.” Said the girl, “Yes, but he doesn’t make a fuss about it.” 🙂
petergec
5 days ago
Once some of the elders were in Scete and Abbot John the Dwarf was with them. While they were dining, a priest, a very old man, got up and attempted to serve them. But no one would take so much as a cup of water from him except John the Dwarf. The others were somewhat shocked about this and later said to him, “How is it that you considered yourself worthy to accept the service of that holy man?” He replied, “Well, when I offer people a drink of water I’m happy if they take it. Did you expect me
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petergec
6 days ago
An old woman in the village was said to be receiving divine apparitions. The local priest demanded proof of their authenticity. “When God next appears to you,” he said, “ask Him to tell you my sins which are known to Him alone. That should be evidence enough.” The woman returned a month later and the priest asked if God had appeared to her again. She said He had. “Did you put the question to him?” “And what did He say?” “He said. “Tell your priest I have forgotten his sins. 🙂 Is it possible tha
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petergec
1 week ago
BitcoinSVDevelopers is the gateway platform to bring newcommers to the ecosystem and become a Bitcoin Developer. 🙂 BitcoinSVDevelopers - https://tpow.app/2c881594
petergec
1 week ago
One day Abraham invited a beggar to his tent for a meal. When grace was being said the man began to curse God, declaring he could not bear to hear His Name. Seized with indignation, Abraham drove the blasphemer away. When he was at his prayers that night, God said to him, “This man has cursed and reviled me for fifty years and yet I have given him food to eat every day. Could you not put up with him for a single meal?” 🙂
petergec
1 week ago
A small crowd collected around the speaker at a street corner. “Come the revolution,” he was saying, “everyone will drive around in big black limousines. Come the revolution, everyone will have a telephone in the kitchen. Come the revolution everyone will possess a plot of land they can call their own.” A voice from the crowd protested, “I don’t want to own a big black limousine or a plot of land or a phone in the kitchen.” “Come the revolution,” said the speaker, “you’ll do as you’re damned wel
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petergec
1 week ago
A man offered to pay a sum of money to his twelve-year-old daughter if she mowed the lawn. The girl went at the task with great zest and by evening the whole lawn had been beautifully mowed-well, everything except a large uncut patch of grass in one corner. When the man said he couldn’t pay the sum agreed upon because the whole lawn hadn’t been mowed, the girl said she was ready to forego the money, but would not cut the grass in the patch. Curious to find out why, he checked the uncut patch. Th
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petergec
1 week ago
A Sunday school teacher told her children she was going to write their names on the blackboard. After each name she would write the one thing that particular child was the most grateful for. One little boy was thinking hard when his name went on the board. When he was asked what should go after his name, he finally said, “Mother.” So that’s what the teacher wrote. She was starting to write the next name when the boy began to wave his hand frantically “Yes?” said the teacher. “Please cancel MOTHE
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petergec
1 week ago
A teacher observed that one of the little boys in her class was pensive and withdrawn. “What are you worried about?” she asked. “My parents,” he replied. ‘’Dad works all day to keep me clothed and fed and sent to the best school in town. And he’s working overtime to be able to send me to college. Mom spends all day cooking and cleaning and ironing and shopping so I have nothing to worry about,” “Why, then, are you worried?” “I’m afraid they might try to escape.” 🙂
petergec
1 week ago
An Arabian princess had set her heart on marrying one of her slaves. Nothing the king said or did succeeded in moving the girl from her resolve. And none of the king’s advisers could tell him what to do. Finally a wise old hakim appeared at court and, on hearing of the king’s predicament, said. “Your Majesty is ill advised for if you forbid the girl to marry she will only resent you and be more attracted to the slave.” “Then tell me what to do,” cried the king. The hakim suggested a plan of acti
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petergec
1 week ago
After a heated argument with his wife a man said, “Why can’t we live peacefully like our two dogs who never fight?” “No, they don’t,” his wife agreed. “But tie them together and see what happens!” 🙂
petergec
2 weeks ago
A massively built woman strode into the registrar’s office, slamming the door shut behind her. “Did you or did you not issue this licence for me to marry Jacob Jacobson?” she said, slamming the document on the table. The registrar inspected the document closely through his thick glasses. “Yes. ma’am, I believe I did. Why?” “Because,” said the woman, “he’s escaped. What are you going to do about it?” 🙂
petergec
2 weeks ago
Fredrich Wilhelm who ruled Prussia in the early eighteenth century was known to be a short-tempered man. He also detested ceremony. He would walk the streets of Berlin unaccompanied and if anyone happened to displease him-a not infrequent occurrence-he would not hesitate to use his walking stick on the hapless victim. Not surprisingly when people saw him at a distance they would quietly leave the vicinity. Once Fredrich came pounding down a street when a Berliner caught sight of him-but too late
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petergec
2 weeks ago
A nun in search of enlightenment made a wooden statue of Buddha and covered it with a fine gold leaf. It was very pretty and everywhere she went she carried it with her. Years passed and, still carrying her statue, the nun settled down in a small temple where there were many statues of Buddha, each with its own altar. She began to burn incense before her golden Buddha each day but discovered, to her dismay, that some of the smoke wandered off to the neighbouring altars. So she made a paper funne
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petergec
2 weeks ago
A little boy was heartbroken to find his pet turtle lying on its back, lifeless and still, beside the pond. His father did his best to console him: “Don’t cry son. We’ll arrange a lovely funeral for Mr. Turtle. We’ll make him a little coffin all lined in silk and get the undertaker to make a headstone for his grave, with Mr. Turtle’s name carved on it. Then we’ll have fresh flowers placed on the grave each day and make a little picket fence to go all around it.” The little boy dried his eyes and
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petergec
2 weeks ago
Bitcoin NFT Building Blocks for Games and More 🙂 NFTY Jigs Presale - https://tpow.app/2031cf88
petergec
2 weeks ago
When Robert, a fourteen-year-old lad fell in love with his fourteen-year-old neighbour, he sold off everything he had and even took on odd jobs to earn enough money to buy his sweetheart the expensive watch she wanted. His parents were dismayed but decided it was best to say nothing. The day for the purchase arrived and Robert returned from his shopping expedition without spending his money. This is the explanation he gave: “I took her to the jeweller’s and she said she didn’t want the watch aft
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petergec
2 weeks ago
“Do you think you will be able to give my daughter what she wants?” a man asked a suitor. “I certainly do, sir. She says that all she wants is me.” No one would call it love if what she wanted was money. Why it is love if what she wants is you? 🙂
petergec
2 weeks ago
Two women friends met after many years. “Tell me,” said one, “What happened to your son?” “My son? The poor, poor lad!” sighed the other’. What an unfortunate marriage he made-to a girl who won’t do a stitch of work in the house. She won’t cook, she won’t sew, she won’t wash or clean. All she does is sleep and loaf and read in bed. The poor boy even has to bring her breakfast in bed, would you believe it?” “That’s awful! And what about your daughter?” “Ah-now she’s the lucky one! She married an
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petergec
3 weeks ago
Mother: “What does your girlfriend like in you.” “She thinks I’m handsome, talented, clever and a good dancer.” “And what do you like about her?” “She thinks I’m handsome, talented, clever and a good dancer.” 🙂
petergec
3 weeks ago
BITCOIN & DATA The first BSV Wales event of 2021, focusing on the applications of Bitcoin data for research, law-enforcement, and public sector transformation. 🙂 https://tpow.app/b5860a24
petergec
3 weeks ago
A saleswoman sold a brightly coloured pair of trousers to a lad who seemed delighted with his purchase. The next day he was back to say he wanted to return the trousers. His reason, “My girlfriend does not like them.” A week later he was back again, all smiles, and wanting to buy the trousers. “Has your girl changed her mind?” asked the saleswoman. “Nope,” said the young fellow. “I’ve changed the girl. 🙂
petergec
3 weeks ago
When a factory was burning down, the aged owner of the building was there weeping aloud at his loss. “Dad, what are you weeping for?” said his son, “Have you forgotten that we sold the factory four days ago?” That instantly stopped the old man’s tears. 🙂
petergec
3 weeks ago
At the funeral of a very wealthy man a stranger was seen mourning and weeping as loudly as the others. The officiating priest walked up to him and asked. “Are you perhaps, a relative of the deceased?” “No.” “Then why are you crying?” “That’s why.” 🙂 Alt grief -no matter what the occasion- is for the self.
petergec
3 weeks ago
Some Satoshis for your thoughts 🙂 The Great Blockchain for Gaming Survey with Becky Liggero - https://tpow.app/aa4df0c0
petergec
3 weeks ago
Three grown-ups were having morning coffee in the kitchen while the children played on the floor. The conversation turned on what they would do if danger threatened and each of the grown-ups said that the first thing they would do was save the children. Suddenly the safety valve of the pressure cooker burst, creating an explosion of steam in the room. Within seconds everyone was out of the kitchen-except for the kids playing on the floor. 🙂
petergec
3 weeks ago
A disciple very much wanted to renounce the world but he claimed that his family loved him too much to let him go. “Love?” said his guru. “That isn’t love at all. Listen...” And he revealed a yogic secret to the disciple whereby he could simulate the state of death. The next day the man was dead to all outward appearances and the house rang with the cries and wailing of his family. The guru then showed up and told the weeping family that he had the power to bring the man back to life if someone
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petergec
3 weeks ago
被称作REX的RelayX去中心化交易所于3月11日推出,目前该交易所已经有一对交易对——SHUA/BSV——上线。 🙂 REX——比特币首个去中心化交易所推出,目前已上线SHUA/BSV交易对! - https://tpow.app/a8bff71d
petergec
3 weeks ago
Join Haste and play in the fast-paced, bitcoin powered arcade where everyone on the leaderboard gets paid! 🙂 Haste - https://tpow.app/2963a8ab
petergec
3 weeks ago
A little girl was dying of a disease from which her eight-year-old brother had recovered some time before. The doctor said to the boy, “Only a transfusion of your blood will save the life of your sister. Are you ready to give her your blood?” The eyes of the boy widened in fear. He hesitated for a while, then finally said, “OK, doctor. I’ll do it.” An hour after the transfusion was completed the boy asked hesitantly, “Say, doctor, when do I die?” It was only then that the doctor understood the m
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petergec
4 weeks ago
LOVE “My friend isn’t back from the battlefield, sir. Request permission to go out and get him.” “Permission refused,” said the officer. “I don’t want you to risk your life for a man who is probably dead.’ The soldier went, all the same, and, an hour later came back mortally wounded, carrying the corpse of his friend. The officer was furious. “I told you he was dead. Now I’ve lost both of you. Tell me; was it worth going out there to bring in a corpse?” The dying man replied, “Oh, it was, sir.
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petergec
4 weeks ago
A tale from the Upanishads: The sage Uddalaka taught his son Svetaketu to see the One behind the appearance of the many. He did this by means of several parables like the one that follows: One day he said to his son, “Put this salt in water and come back to me in the morning.” The boy did as he was told and the next day his father said, “Please bring me the salt you put in the water yesterday.” “I cannot find it,” said the boy. “It has dissolved.” “Taste the water from this side of the dish,” sa
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petergec
4 weeks ago
🙂 Caprese Martini - Variety Streamer (Gaming & Photography)
petergec
1 month ago
There was a Guru who was looked upon by all as Wisdom Incarnate. Each day he would discourse on various aspects of the spiritual life and it was obvious to all that never had anyone surpassed this man for the variety, the depth and the enticing quality of his teaching. Again and again his disciples would ask him about the source from which he drew this inexhaustible store of wisdom. He told them it was all written down in a book that they would inherit after he was dead. The day after his death,
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petergec
1 month ago
Token Market for Bitcoin SV. 🙂 Token market - https://tpow.app/6ef6c8eb
petergec
1 month ago
A new guide to Bitcoin SV wallets, games and media. 🙂 everythingbsv.ca - https://tpow.app/a4ff0829
petergec
1 month ago
The best stories in crypto. Share to spread truthiness and get money. 🙂 Share TST Articles, Earn Money - https://tpow.app/e9961d7e
petergec
1 month ago
A man came to Buddha with an offering of flowers in his hands. Buddha looked up at him and said, “Drop it!” He couldn’t believe he was being asked to drop the flowers. But then it occurred to him that he was probably being invited to drop the flowers he had in his left hand, since to offer something with one’s left hand was considered inauspicious and impolite. So he dropped the flowers that his left hand held. Still Buddha said. “Drop it!” Perplexed, the man asked, “What is it I am supposed to
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petergec
1 month ago
Traditional Irish range - knitted hairbands, fascinators and hand crafts. 🙂 Nana Craft - https://tpow.app/06a75322
petergec
1 month ago
🙂 Buy BSV - https://tpow.app/89d3222d
petergec
1 month ago
The Zen Master, Bankei, is said to have founded no school. He left no works and no disciples. He was like a bird that leaves no trace of its flight across the sky. Of him it was said, “When he entered the forest not a blade of grass stirred; when he entered the water not a ripple was made.” He did not encumber the earth. 🙂 No feat of daring, no conquest or accomplishment or spirituality is to be compared with this: not to encumber the earth.
petergec
1 month ago
“What is that door doing under your arm?” “It’s the front door of my house. I lost the key, and am taking it to have a fresh key made.” “Make sure you don’t lose the door now, or you won’t be able to enter your house.” “Well, I left a window open just to be on the safe side.” 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
A student walked up to the clerk at the language laboratory and said. “May I have a blank tape, please?” “What language are you studying?” asked the clerk. “French.” said the student. “Sorry, we don’t have any blank tapes in French.” “Well, do you have any blank tapes in English?” “Yes, we do.” “Good. I’ll take one of those.” It makes as much sense to speak of a blank tape as being French or English as it does to speak of a person as being French or English. French or English is your conditionin
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petergec
1 month ago
🙂 Insane NFT Art - https://tpow.app/96338716
petergec
1 month ago
A worried looking fellow walks into the psychiatrist’s office smoking pot and wearing love-beads, bell-bottom trousers frayed at the ends and shoulder-length hair. The psychiatrist says, “You claim you are not a hippie. Then how do you explain the clothes, the hair the pot?” “That’s what I’m here to find out, doctor.” 🙂 To know things is to be learned. To know others is to be wise. To know the self is to be enlightened.
petergec
1 month ago
One of the Early NFT mints by Jay Delay. It's one of the original artworks from the highly sought-after Glitch Art Gallery collection. 🙂 Insanely Historic NFT by Jay Delay - https://tpow.app/88ce2bc2
petergec
1 month ago
Promote the world’s largest marketplace for digital services. Get paid to drive traffic, it’s that easy. 🙂 Fiverr Affiliates - https://tpow.app/44576de2
petergec
1 month ago
Find the perfect freelance services for your business. 🙂 Fiverr - https://tpow.app/607d4693
petergec
1 month ago
TruDivine is an online retailer with beautiful spiritual product line which helps to balance your energy centers. 🙂 Beautiful spiritual product line which helps to balance your energy centers. - https://tpow.app/bf88c5c4
petergec
1 month ago
Spa cleaning service. Winterpark Colorado. 🙂 Spalordco - https://tpow.app/4e6a6780
petergec
1 month ago
A woman in a coma was dying. She suddenly had a feeling that she was taken up to heaven and stood before the Judgement Seat. “Who are you?” a Voice said to her. “I’m the wife of the mayor.” she replied. “I did not ask you whose wife you are but who you are.” “I’m the mother of four children.” “I did not ask whose mother you are, but who you are.” “I’m a schoolteacher.” “I did not ask you what your profession is but who you are.” And so it went. No matter what she replied, she did not seem to giv
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petergec
1 month ago
A disciple came to Maruf Karkhi, the Muslim Master, and said, “I have been talking to people about you. The Jews say you are one of their own. The Christians consider you to be one of their saints. And the Muslims look upon you as a glory to Islam.” Maruf replied, “That’s what they say here in Baghdad. When I lived in Jerusalem the Jews dubbed me a Christian; the Christians, a Muslim; and the Muslims, a Jew.” “Then what are we to think of you?” “Think of me as a man who said this about himself:
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petergec
1 month ago
We all share one vision: BSV is the future of blockchain. 🙂 https://tpow.app/6c39f0bd
petergec
1 month ago
Said a world famous violinist about his success in playing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto: “I have splendid music, a splendid violin and a splendid bow. All I need to do is bring them together and get out of the way.” 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
Town Star's weekly contests pay out thousands in Gala coins. Sign up and play today to win your piece of the prize pool. Get 100 Gala for playing 3 days in a row. 🙂 Play Town Star - https://tpow.app/f492d906
petergec
1 month ago
welcome 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
Our objective is purely to INSPIRE you to think differently about what our society can BE. 🙂 Ubuntu Planet is a Global Movement to Liberate Humanity - https://tpow.app/fc855ca5
petergec
1 month ago
Get 50% OFF any package with our VPN service. Use code: ZenderRender. BSV accepted. 🙂 Vpnzr - https://tpow.app/0c479b9a
petergec
1 month ago
A collection of convenience functions for working with Bitcoin addresses, transactions, keys, and more. 🙂 Bitcoin VSCode Extension - https://tpow.app/c7e860ce
petergec
1 month ago
Earn BSV for sharing things you like. Offer BSV for sharing your product or service. 🙂👍 TonicPow - https://tpow.app/peter
petergec
1 month ago
A woodcarver called Ching had just finished work on a bell-frame. Everyone who saw it marvelled for it seemed to be the work of spirits. When the Duke of Lu saw it, he asked, “What sort of genius is yours that you could make such a thing?” The woodcarver replied. “Sire. I am only a simple workman. I am no genius. But there is one thing. When I am going to make a bell-frame I meditate for three days to calm my mind. When I have meditated for three days I think no more about rewards or emoluments.
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petergec
1 month ago
This is a test 🙂 This is a test - https://tpow.app/07a75fdd
petergec
1 month ago
BEC is a clean technology company that is set to revolutionize the global power industry. 🙂 Brillouin Energy Corp. - https://tpow.app/c7573f60
petergec
1 month ago
An old woman died and was taken to the Judgment Seat by the angels. While examining her records however, the Judge could not find a single act of charity performed by her except for a carrot she had once given to a starving beggar. Such, however, is the power of a single deed of love that it was decreed that she be taken up to heaven on the strength of that carrot. The carrot was brought to court and given to her. The moment she caught hold of it, it began to rise as if pulled by some invisible
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petergec
1 month ago
Get paid for your content 🙂 Twetch - https://tpow.app/e114940e
petergec
1 month ago
There was an old Arab judge who was known for his sagacity. One day a shopkeeper came to him to complain that goods from his shop were being stolen but he was unable to catch the thief. The judge commanded the door of the shop to be taken off its hinges, carried to the market-place and given fifty lashes because it had failed to do its duty of keeping the thief out of the store. A large crowd collected to see this strange sentence being carried out. When the lashes had been administered, the jud
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petergec
1 month ago
TokenTax is a crypto tax software platform and a full-service cryptocurrency tax accounting firm. 🙂 Token Tax - https://tpow.app/6f4efd3b
petergec
1 month ago
Accurately tracking the investment performance and taxes of your crypto assets is complicated. You connect your exchanges & wallets, and CoinTracker does will do this for you. 🙂 CoinTracker - https://tpow.app/71e74921
petergec
1 month ago
🙂 Funding people in needs - https://tpow.app/17686ba9
petergec
1 month ago
There was once a scientist who discovered the art of reproducing himself so perfectly that it was impossible to tell the reproduction from the original. One day he learnt that the Angel of Death was searching for him so he produced a dozen copies of himself. The Angel was at a loss to know which of the thirteen specimens before him was the scientist, so he left them all alone and returned to heaven. But not for long, for, being an expert in human nature, the angel came up with a clever device. H
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petergec
1 month ago
A woman stepped out of her shower stark naked and was about to reach for her towel when she saw, to her horror, that there was a man on a scaffolding washing her window and eyeing her appreciatively. So shocked was she by the unexpected apparition that she stood transfixed to the ground, gaping at the man. “What’s the matter, lady?” the fellow asked cheerfully “Have you never seen a window cleaner before?” 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
Bitcoin Theory covers the design of Bitcoin as a system as prescribed by Satoshi Nakamoto. This course is open to anyone who is interested in Bitcoin and is the beginner course in this series. 🙂👍 Introduction to Bitcoin Theory - https://tpow.app/2022d0b5
petergec
1 month ago
🙂👍 CoinGeek Zurich - https://tpow.app/81bd4f02
petergec
1 month ago
The choir was going through its final rehearsal in the midst of pandemonium because the stage crew was busy putting the finishing touches to the stage. When one young fellow began hammering away so loudly that the din became intolerable, the conductor stopped the singing and looked at him pleadingly. “Go right ahead with the singing, conductor.” the merry worker said. “They’re not disturbing me.” 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
Would you like to be paid $0.10+ for a single retweet? 🙂👍 Paid To Retweet! Genuine Retweets - https://tpow.app/f7b75293
petergec
1 month ago
A flea decided to move with his family into the ear of an elephant. So he shouted, “Mr. Elephant, sir, my family and I plan to move into your ear. I think it only fair to give you a week to think the matter over and let me know if you have any objection.” The elephant, who was not even aware of the existence of the flea went his placid way so, after conscientiously waiting for a week, the flea assumed the elephant’s consent and moved in. A month later Mrs. Flea decided the elephant’s ear was not
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petergec
1 month ago
Looking for the best place to buy and sell bitcoin in the UK & Europe? 🙂👍 Gravity: Consciously Connected - https://tpow.app/47c0cba8
petergec
1 month ago
🙂👍 FloatSV | Instant BSV deposits |The BSV Exchange with 3x margin - https://tpow.app/3e725683
petergec
1 month ago
🙂👍 Website Builder for Bitcoin! - https://tpow.app/1c7d11bb
petergec
1 month ago
Guess what the ant said to the elephant when Noah was lining up all the animals to get them into the ark. He said, “Stop pushing.’” 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
A rooster was scratching around in the stall of a large farm horse. When the horse began to get restless and started moving around, the rooster looked up at him and said, “We’d, both of us, better be careful, brother, or we are likely to step on each other’s toes.” 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
An elderly man stood at the door with a piece of cake in his hand. “My wife is eighty-six today,” he said, “and she wants you to have a piece of her birthday cake.” The cake was received gratefully, particularly because the man had walked nearly half a mile to deliver it. An hour later he was back. “Is anything the matter?” he was asked. “Well,” he replied sheepishly. “Agatha sent me back to say she’s only eighty- five.” 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
A woman was deeply hurt by the behaviour of her fifteen-year old son. Each time they went out together he would walk on ahead of her. Was he ashamed of her? One day she asked him. “Oh, Mom, no,” was his embarrassed reply. “It’s just that you look so young that I’m worried my friends will suspect I have a new girl friend.” Her hurt vanished as if by magic. 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
A tourist in Japan discovered, when he visited the golf links, that most of the good caddies were women. One day he arrived late at the course and had to take a young lad of ten as caddie. He was a tiny fellow, knew next to nothing about the course or the game and he spoke only three words of English, Thanks to those three words, however, the tourist made him his caddie for the rest of his stay. After each shot, regardless of the result, the little fellow would stamp his foot-and shout with feel
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petergec
1 month ago
The devil, transformed into an angel of light, appeared to one of the holy Fathers of the Desert and said, “i am the Angel Gabriel and I have been sent to thee by the Almighty.” The monk replied, “Think again. You must have been sent to someone else, I have done nothing to deserve the visit of an angel.” With that the devil vanished and never again dared come anywhere near the monk. 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
Check out Run on Bitcoin! - https://tpow.app/d325f4b8 Run is a platform to build apps and tokens on Bitcoin. 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
A seeker, in search of a Master who would lead him to the path of holiness, came to an ashram presided over by a guru who, in addition to having a great reputation for holiness, was also a fraud. But the seeker did not know this. “Before I accept you as my disciple,” said the guru, “I must test your obedience. There is a river flowing by the ashram that is infested with crocodiles. I want you to wade across the river.” So great was the faith of the young disciple that he did just that: he walked
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petergec
1 month ago
There is a revealing story of a monk living in the Egyptian desert who was so tormented by temptation that he could bear it no longer. So he decided to abandon his cell and go somewhere else. As he was putting on his sandals to carry out his resolve he saw another monk not far from where he stood who was also putting his sandals on. “Who are you?” he asked the stranger. “I am your self.” was the reply. “If it is on my account that you are leaving this place, I would have you know that no matter
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petergec
1 month ago
A teacher was giving a lecture on modern inventions. “Can any of you mention something of importance that did not exist fifty years ago?” she asked. One bright lad in the front row raised his hand eagerly and said. “Me!” 🙂
petergec
1 month ago
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petergec
1 month ago
THE SELF An elderly gentleman ran a curio and antique shop in a large city. A tourist once stepped in and got to talking with the old man about the many things that were stacked in that shop. Said the tourist, “What would you say is the strangest, the most mysterious thing you have here?” The old man surveyed the hundreds of curios, antiques, stuffed animals, shrunken heads, mounted fish and birds, archaeological finds, deer heads... then turned to the tourist and said, “The strangest thing in
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petergec
1 month ago
“Prisoner at the bar,” said the Grand Inquisitor, “you are charged with encouraging people to break the laws, traditions and customs of our holy religion. How do you plead?” “Guilty, your Honour.” “And with frequenting the company of heretics, prostitutes, public sinners, the extortionist tax-collectors, the colonial conquerors of our nation-in short, the excommunicated. How do you plead?” “Guilty, your Honour.” “Finally, you are charged with revising, correcting, calling into question the sacre
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petergec
1 month ago
The Master was in an expansive mood so his disciples sought to learn from him the stages he had passed through in his quest for the divine. “God first led me by the hand,” he said, “into the Land of Action and there I dwelt for several years. Then He returned and led me to the Land of Sorrows; there I lived until my heart was purged of every inordinate attachment. That is when I found myself in the Land of Love whose burning flames consumed whatever was left in me of self. This brought me to the
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petergec
2 months ago
Of the great Zen Master Rinzai it was said that each night the last thing he did before he went to bed was let out a great big belly laugh that resounded through the corridors and was heard in every building of the monastery grounds. And the first thing he did when he woke at dawn was burst into peals of laughter so loud they woke up every monk no matter how deep his slumber. His disciples asked him repeatedly to tell them why he laughed but he wouldn’t. And when he died he carried the secret of
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petergec
2 months ago
There was once a priest so holy that he never thought ill of anyone. One day he sat down at a restaurant for a cup of coffee which was all he could take, it being a day of fast and abstinence, when, to his surprise, he saw a young member of his congregation devouring a massive steak at the next table. “I trust I haven’t shocked you. Father,” said the young fellow with a smile. “Ah! I take it that you forgot that today is a day of fast and abstinence,” said the priest. “No, no. I remembered it di
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petergec
2 months ago
Wandering ascetics are common in India and a peasant mother had forbidden her son to have anything to do with them for while some of them were reputed to be holy, others were known to be exploiters in disguise. One day a mother looked out of her window and saw an ascetic surrounded by the village children. To her surprise, the man, quite unconscious of his dignity, was doing somersaults to entertain them. So impressed was she by the sight that she called out to her little boy and said, “Son, thi
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