- 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.”