the monks course

THE MONKS COURSE
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A prestigious university official asked a monk to teach one course.
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The monk accepted to teach one course.
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The official asked what he might need to teach the course.
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The monk replied:
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There shall be no lecture, no vocal exchange, only silence.
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Required is one large room, with a stone floor, with cracks and crevices.
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Required is as many 3 gallon buckets as there are students.
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Required is as many square rags as there are students.
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Required is as many towels as there are students.
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Required is as many scrubbing brushes as there are students.
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Required is a 5 gallon bucket of mud each morning by 8 a.m.
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Required is a source of water and one drain.
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Required is a 2 hour class run time.
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One inspiring thought each night for each student will be supplied.
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Each night, each student will ponder the inspiring thought.
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Upon arriving in class, each student will leave all belongings in the hallway.
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Each day, each student will scrub and polish his/her assigned space on his/her knees.
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At the end of the term, a 1 to 5 page treatise is required:  “God and the scrubbing of floors.”
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Grades will be issued upon completion of term, with daily points applied.
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Every student will pass the course, and receive a wink and a nod upon exit.
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The official replied:  “you seem more like a janitor.”
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The monk humbly retorted:  ” recommended of your honor and mine is to sign as the first students.”
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