Seeking The Essence

Clearing Life's Webs and Weeds….

On Matters of Faith ….

Humourous Rabbi     Sikha

A Hare Krishna Monk and a Jewish Rabbi were sitting next to each other on an airplane.

After a while, the Monk turned to the Rabbi and asked, “Is it a requirement of your faith that you not eat pork?”

The Rabbi responded, “Yes, that is one of our beliefs.”

The Monk then asked, “Have you ever eaten pork?”

To which the Rabbi replied,”Yes, on one occasion I did succumb to temptation and tasted a ham sandwich.”

The Monk nodded in understanding and went on with his reading.

A while later, the Rabbi spoke up and asked the Monk, “Is it still a requirement of your faith that you remain celibate?”

The Monk replied, “Yes,  it is one of the four regulative principles we follow.”

The Rabbi then asked him, “Have you ever fallen to the temptations of the flesh?

The Monk replied, “Yes, Rabbi, on one occasion I was weak and broke with my faith.”

The Rabbi nodded understandingly and remained silent, thinking for a few minutes.

Finally, the Rabbi said, “Sure beats the hell out of a ham sandwich, doesn’t it?”


September 22, 2006 - Posted by | Hare Krishna, Humor, Philosophy


  1. Hey Chaits,
    loved the joke.

    Reminds me of a quote from Anna Karenina, Oblonsky is talking to Karnin and he says a little poem:

    splendid if I overcome
    my earthly passion
    but if I succeed not
    still I have known happiness… 🙂

    Comment by Kap | October 5, 2006 | Reply

  2. Thanks Kap.  I’ve found that I need some levity at times to effectively navigate through life.

    Comment by chaitanyamangala | October 8, 2006 | Reply

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