A man goes into his garden and notes a broken fence.

He thus searches online for someone to fix his fence for him, but he is not satisfied with their prices – that is, until he finds a Buddhist monk who will do it for free.

He is initially surprised by this and assumes it might be a fake listing; but since it’s free, he feels like he has nothing to lose, so he hires him.

Sure enough, a few days later, the monk shows up with a toolkit in hand. The man shows the monk that his fence has been ripped out of the ground and that he needs to replace it.

About an hour later, the monk walks in and tells the man he is finished; and when the man goes outside he sees that the fence is perfect, thinking he can’t just tell the monk to leave after doing such a great job for free, he invites the monk inside for a cup of coffee.

The man then starts talking to the monk.

“It surprised me to see a monk offering services for fence repair,” noted the man. “Why do you do it?”

The monk replied, “Religious reasons.”

The man then says, “I don’t know much about Buddhism. Why do you need to repair fences?”

“Because,” the monk replied, “you would be surprised at the amount of karma you get for reposting.”