Monday, November 23, 2009

A joke about Yin & Yew

A tourist was visiting a temple in Singapore when he noticed a statue, with two faces, a man and a woman, back to back, by the altar.

He asked the monk what was the significance of the two.

The monk explained that in the Chinese belief of yin and yang, positives must always be balanced by negatives, and having the statue with two sides ensures that the universal balance is maintained.

"This statue of the woman is the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan-Yin."

"What about the other one?" asked the tourist.

"The one with the man's face is the God of No Mercy, Kuan-Yew.."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bizarre behaviour of leaders and their citizens.......

http://jaslyngo.sgpolitics.net/?p=408

Anonymous said...

An extract from 'Feed Me To The Fish.' Under the title, 'A Few Good Men'- comments made.....

moneyface said...
tourist ask the monk, then which god do the people in Spore pray to?

good question! said the monk. Those who support or wear logo of lightning bolt pray to 'god of no mercy'.

tourist ask the monk, does ying and yang exist in Spore?

good question! said the monk.
the answer you seek is what you see in Spore's parliament.

why is that ? the tourist queried.

aaah, said the monk. there are 81 worshipping 'god of no mercy' versus 2 worshipping 'goddess of mercy'. so my friend, is there a balance of ying and yang ?

aaah, said the tourist. I am now enlightened.

not quite! said the monk.

why is that! queried the tourist.

one more thing, said the monk. look into eyes of those worshipping 'god of no mercy'

aaah, said the tourist. I know now! they all have the $$ signs in their eyes!

good observation indeed! said the monk.

skeptic said...

I think this joke has been circulating around since the 90s. :)

Seelan Palay said...

Yes it has skeptic, I just got it again in my email so I posted it here.

Anonymous said...

Don't you think it's good to bring old meaningful jokes back again? As time goes by, memories can fade away too.

Seelan Palay said...

Memory... and its loss... what a tragic thing.