The Meaning of Life

A young eager man, who always questioned life’s big questions, decided to get a definitive answer.

He had heard of a Guru, living high in the mountains of Nepal. He sold everything he had, and traveled there. When he arrived at the mountain’s feet, it was snowing, but he was not deterred. He trudging through the horrendous blizzard, and scaled the mountain side, hardly able to see his arms waving in front of him.

The weather began to clear as he approached his destination. He took this as a sign, and quickened his pace somewhat, despite his great fatigue and soaked clothes and skin.

Arriving at a cave mouth, he peered inside to find the Guru cross-legged and meditating by a small fire.

He coughed, and walked up to the Guru, saying
“Oh Guru – will you answer my question?”

He repeated this several times, and finally the Guru returned his gaze.
“What questions do you have that are so important, young man?, said the Guru

“Well, I would like to know why people are so unfeeling, selfish and rude,” said the cold and tired man. “There must be a reason why we are so unkind to each other.”

The Guru pointed at the cave mouth and said
“Wait outside, and I will ponder your question”

The man looked at the fire longingly, and then went to the cave mouth and waited. And waited. For a whole day and night. Finally, he went back inside, and questioned the Guru again – only to be told to wait outside. This re-occurred three times – with the same result.

Finally, after 5 long cold, hungry days, the man said impatiently
“Look, Guru – I’ve come a long way to get an answer, and you just leave me out in the cold like this. Do you have an answer, or not? Why people are so unfeeling, selfish and rude”

The Guru looked up again, and said
“Young man – I neither know, nor care – now fuck off”

The Meaning of Life

Mark German

Strathmore, Australia

  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 14

Artist's Description

Dedicated to all those who choose to follow blindly….

Artwork Comments

  • transmute
  • Lisa  Jewell
  • Oddpixels
  • marieancolie
  • Mark German
  • Mark German
  • transmute
  • marieancolie
  • mick8585
  • Mark German
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.