Zen Story: The Silence

Four monks decided to meditate silently without speaking for two weeks. By nightfall
on the first day, the candle began to flicker and then went out. The first monk said,
“Oh, no! The candle is out.” The second monk said, “Aren’t we not suppose to talk?”
The third monk said, “Why must you two break the silence?” The fourth monk laughed
and said, “Ha! I’m the only one who didn’t speak.”

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