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Zenbananas is a collection of thoughts, stories, anecdotes and poetry that have helped me in my personal spiritual journey.

Many of the stories are traditional tales but I have taken the liberty of retelling them in my own words and in my own style. I take no credit for the originality of the recipes (except for the unattributed essays). But I have cooked the food, added a dash of my own spices and served them to you in my own way.

If you read a story and don’t understand it, that’s ok. Perhaps in a later time, you will. Don’t get anxious. Don’t get angry. Relax, just be.

Life, and zen, is a banana.

Which brings to mind a story…

A man and his wife were in the bar. The woman was having a drink while the man was munching a banana. After a few minutes, the man put the empty banana peel on the table. He closed his eyes as he swallowed the last of the banana and sighed.

“Ah, my dear, life is just like a banana,” he remarked.

His wife stared at him for a while, waiting for him to continue. But the other man seemed content to be silent. After a few minutes, the wife could bear it no longer and asked, “What do you mean? What do you mean that life is just like a banana?”

The man looked at her in surprise and said, “How should I know? I’m not a philosopher.”


– TopBanana

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. jocy
    Jul 15 2010

    thanks sir. i’m still learning from you. and i thank God for that… :) checked out your myloveinspires site too and i want to read all, but won’t be able to enjoy them if i do it all in one go. :) thanks for the wonderful stories and thoughts.

  2. Kuch
    Jul 19 2010

    I really like your blog and i respect your work. I’ll be a frequent visitor.

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