[Noisebridge-discuss] ATTENTION EVERYBODY: GET A LIFE!
daravinne at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 23:17:28 UTC 2011
A Buddhist monk walks up to a hot dog vendor and says, Make me one with
The monk hands the vendor a $20. The vendor gives him the hot dog, but
nothing else. The monk says, where's my change? Vendor says, Change comes
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 3:10 PM, Albert Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com>wrote:
> ...the Master replied, "I started selling a series of self-help books
> and personal finance seminars."
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Christina Olson <daravinne at gmail.com>
> > The student came before the Zen master, and asked, "What did you do,
> > you were enlightened?" The Master replied, "Chop wood, and carry water."
> > But the student was hoping to find something to help him on his own path
> > enlightenment, and asked another question, "Master, what did you do after
> > you became enlightened?"
> > The Master replied, "Chop wood, and carry water."
> > On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Will Sargent <will.sargent at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Christina Olson <daravinne at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>> From what I've read, the statement is actually nuanced like this: "Do
> >>> what you wish: be your own master, make your own decisions and moral
> >>> do not bow to an outside authority for the sake of it. Recognize,
> >>> understand, and accept the consequences of your actions. Choose and
> >>> with awareness. Be at once prepared to receive the benefits and
> >>> of your decisions, and if you find an outcome is unpleasant to you, you
> >>> only the power over yourself to change that."
> >>> It has a very Buddhist feel to it, but without the drive towards
> >>> "enlightenment" as a goal.
> >> At least to some Buddhists, the above statement is itself Enlightenment,
> >> and "enlightenment" is for people who can't face reality. :-)
> >> Will.
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