Date: Mon 13 Oct 2003 - 19:46:51 GMT
Take only what is given. Own nothing but your robes and an alms
bowl. Unless, of course, you have the closet space.
Let your mind be as a floating cloud. Let your stillness be as the
wooded glen. And sit up straight. You'll never meet the Buddha
with posture like that!
There is no escaping karma. In a previous life, you never called,
you never wrote, you never visited. And whose fault was that?
Wherever you go, there you are. Your luggage is another story.
To practice Zen and the art of Jewish motorcycle maintenance, do
the following: Get rid of the motorcycle. What were you thinking?
Learn of the pine from the pine. Learn of the bamboo from the
bamboo. Learn of the kugel from the kugel.
Be aware of your body. Be aware of your perceptions. Keep In
mind that not every physical sensation is a symptom of a terminal
If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?
Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget This and
attaining Enlightenment will be the least of your problems.
The Tao has no expectations. The Tao demands nothing of others.
The Tao does not speak. The Tao does not blame. The Tao does
not take sides. The Tao is not Jewish.
Drink tea and nourish life. With the first sip, joy. With the second,
satisfaction. With the third, Danish.
The Buddha taught that one should practice loving-kindness to all
sentient beings. Still, would it kill you to find a nice sentient being
who happens to be Jewish?
Be patient and achieve all things. Be impatient and achieve all
In nature, there is no good or bad, better or worse. The wind may
blow or not. The flowering branch grows long or short. Do not
judge or prefer. Ask only, "Is it good for the Jews?"
To Find the Buddha, look within. Deep inside you are ten
thousand flowers. Each flower blossoms ten thousand times. Each
blossom has ten thousand petals. You might want to see a
Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single oy.
If you wish to know The Way, don't ask for directions. Argue.
Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then
what do you have? Bupkis.
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