Random Joke #4: Mysterious Sound


Once upon a time, a man was driving along the road, when his car broke down near a monastery. He went to the monastery, said, “My car broke down. Can I stay the night here?”

He was relieved that the monks agreed to let him stay the night. The monks even gave him food and fixed his car. As he was about to sleep, he suddenly heard a mysterious sound. The next day, he questioned the monks about the mysterious sound.

“We can’t tell you. You’re not a monk” they replied.

The man was disappointed but thanked them anyway and continued on his trip.

Many years later, the same thing happened to him — it was like a déjà vu. His car broke down near the same monastery. The monks provided him accommodations once again. And like last time, they gave him food and fixed his car. That night, he heard the same mysterious sound once again.

The next morning he asked the monks about the mysterious sound once more, And like before, the monks replied, “We can’t tell you. You’re not a monk.”

The man said “All right, fine! I really want to know. If becoming a monk is the only way for me to learn what the mysterious sound actually is, then please tell me, how do I become a monk?”

“You must travel the world 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,” they said.

The man was determined to complete the task. Several years later he returned and knocked on the door of the monastery. “In my search to learn what makes that mysterious sound, I journeyed around the world and have found what you asked for: By design, the world is in a state of perpetual change. Only God knows what you ask. All a man can know is himself, and only then if he is honest and reflective and willing to strip away self-deception.”

“Congratulations!” the monks replied. “You are now a monk. We will now show you the way to the sound.”

The monks proceeded to lead the man to a wooden door, where the head monk said, “The sound is behind that door.”

The man reached for the knob, but cannot open it because the door was locked.

“Really funny,” he said, “May I have the key please?”

The monks gave him the key and he opened the door. Behind the wooden door was another door made of stone. The monks gave him the key to this door too, and he opened it only to find a door made of ruby. He asked for and received another key from the monks. But behind that door was another door, this one made of sapphire. On and on this went until the man had gone through doors of emerald, silver, topaz, and amethyst.

Finally, the man was relieved to hear the monks said, “This is the last key to the last door.”

He unlocked the door, turned the knob, and behind that door, he was amazed to find the source of that mysterious sound.

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


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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49 Responses to Random Joke #4: Mysterious Sound

  1. ANAFOG says:

    rsrsrsrsrsrs……muito bom


  2. Lol! u make my day😁

    Liked by 1 person

  3. !😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂lol lol lollipop

    Liked by 1 person

  4. mamer granit says:


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  5. hearmorefromgod says:

    Love it!! Where do you get all these stories/jokes? Will return here often to have a ponder or laugh.
    Thanks for your like on HearemorefromGod. May your spiritual eyes and ears be open to what the Lord has to say to you. God bless you!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. ellenbest24 says:

    The shaggy dog that bit back. Love it !

    Liked by 2 people

  7. AAAAAAHHHHH!!!! Ha ha ha! Oh I fell for it, hook, line and sinker! Fab joke! 😸😸😸😸😸😸😸😸😸

    Liked by 2 people

  8. That’s very very very very sad!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Jimi Knowles says:

    Haha. You got me on the one!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Marvellous! Loved it so much I shared it with my friends on Facebook. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Cory Melancon says:

    So good man did you have me engaged love it great stuff

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Graham says:

    Nice one! A touch evil of you (mwahahaha!) but good work!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Rebel Girl says:

    That really was cruel! But if I say: “By design, the world is in a state of perpetual change. Only God knows what you ask. All a man can know is himself, and only then if he is honest and reflective and willing to strip away self-deception.” Will you tell me?

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  14. mistermuse says:

    Like story, but since you not monk, you don’t know sound either (deduction courtesy of wise detective, Charlie Chan, who came to me in my last post). 🙂

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  15. 🙂

    Hello darkness, my old friend
    I’ve come to talk with you again
    Because a vision softly creeping
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of silence

    Liked by 2 people

  16. N says:

    you..!! evil evil you with your evil story..
    Too bad I read the ending first 😛

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Serendipitous Web Life. : ) says:

    Lol … that was delightful! Mischievous, but delightfully fun. : )

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Arbie says:

    Oh this made me grumble and laugh! But mostly laugh! Really great post!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Garfield Hug says:

    Heyyyyy!! How can you do this to us!!!! Annnnsswwwer pllleeeaaase😣

    Liked by 3 people

  20. The true Art of lining up words makes life much more interesting.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Laughing…. I thought there was going to be a little elf behind the last door with a big mischievous grin and a GONG!

    Liked by 2 people

  22. hahaha Edmark, great u kept me so enthralled. A superb story.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. ha ha. that’s what i get for being curious.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. superwifeandmummy says:

    Come ooooooooooooon!!!
    That’s a cruel little trick, Mr. Law.
    It may take a while to forgive you

    Liked by 4 people

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