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Q. Why did the whale cease to be hungry and thirsty after eating himself?

Q. Why did the whale cease to be hungry and thirsty after eating himself?

Once upon a time there was a huge whale who was very hungry and thirsty. So, he decided to drink all the water in the world first. He drank the oceans and the lakes, every drop of water in the world. However, he was still hungry and thirsty, so he ate all the coral and the seabed and all the land and everything on it. He then ate the sun and the moon, the clouds and the sky. In the end, he ate the whole world. Then there was nothing left except himself, so he ate himself, too.
Then, he became the universe.

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Student: “Why was the whale still hungry and thirsty even after eating the whole world including the sun and the moon?”
Master: “Because he still had himself.”
Student: “Why did he cease to be hungry and thirsty after eating himself?”
Master: “There was no one left who was hungry and thirsty.”
Student: “How did he eat the whole world?”
Master: “He didn’t eat the whole world until he ate himself even though he thought he had eaten it.”
Student: “What happened when he ate himself?”
Master: “The whole world became him, and he was lacking in nothing.”

©Boo Ahm
All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway http://ow.ly/i/xce3m

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