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Zen master meets Nihilist in laundry
Zen master is in the laundrette waiting for the spin cycle to finish, when nihlist walks in with his bag of laundry
"Hi zen master, sup man", says the nihiist
Zen master answers "the washing machine makes a wonderful rhytmn to listen to, whilst it cleans my clothes."
"wonderful rhytmn?, what you been smoking man", says nhilist.
"the air", says zen master
nhilist continues.."whatever man...you know me and you are the same..two laid back mfr's"
zen master nods his zen head
"yeah man, thats right we're both the same, not like all these other suckers, believeing all the crap their told all their lives and living like
zen master nods his head again, then puts his clothes in the dryer.
"what a wonderful feeling it is to know my clothes are now being warmed and dryed" says zen master
nhilist says "what, you must be on crack, man , but you crack me up anyway hahaha"
Then nhilist says "anyhow man, we should hang out"
Zen master says we are hanging out"
nhilist "nah man, im mean "hang out", like hit the town, pick up some dumb chicks and bang their brains out, get some blow and get out of our minds
brother and if anyone messes with us tonight on the street we can kick their chump asses"
zen master answers "I have no desire to do this"
"no desire, man not only are you crazy but you are one boring mfr too and i thought you were different from all the other people but your just as
repressed and uptight as the rest except even more goddamed so".
zen master "no, not repressed either..i do what makes me fulfilled"
nhilist "man, you are an effin lier,how can you be fulfilled, knowing that there is nothing after we die and being fulfilled with the knowledge we
share..thats impossible..your crazy and diluded"
zen master then look at his nhilist student, who has come far on the journey to enlightenment, and says to him.
"you have come a long way brother, so far along this path and you have almost reached understanding"
"You once tasted beautiful food and then after time passed you added a little zen salt..as more time passed you saturated your food with zen salt
until you could not taste the food only the bitter salt"
"if you continue to eat like this you will surley die of salt posioning"
nhilist "man, i dont understand you, all you do is double talk and riddles..any fool could talk like this..it dont mean 5hi7...Your diluded and crazy
and you are trying to turn me the same way...well no thanks buddy..im better off the way i am"
Zen master "if you believe this, you would not seek me out"
nhilist "seek you out? man, you are crazy, this is a laundrymat..I didnt know you were in here"
zen master "you ask me questions, therfore you seek to know me"
"to know me is to know zen, to know zen is to know yourself"
Nhilist "same old double talk..im not impressed, but keep talking..i wanna figure out what makes you tick you crazy fool"
Zen master reminds student of when they once walked through the forest
"there was a time when me and you brother, walked through the forest, i know you have forgotten this place.
there were many tall trees, of different species, an eagle flew in the sky and salmon swam up the river"
this was good place, and we were content, we did not question why we were content, we just instantly knew we were, even though back then we had no
word for "contentedness"
"As we walked further into the forest we came across a clearing. In this clearing was a square and unnatural formation we had not seen before. this
spiked our curiousity and we walked inside this object, which turned out be be something another being had made. this was the maze,. once we were
inside the maze, we saw all humanity had fallen into the same trap and nobody could escape it. the longer we searched for a way out the more we forgot
about what we had lost on the outside. this continued until we accepted that we would never escape it. we decided to make the most of living inside
the maze, like everyone else. life was not good in this palce, with all its walls, rules, and barriers. then one day we realised, me and you, that we
no longer needed to live in this maze and we both decided that its barriers were only obsticles we could infact walk directly through, with not much
effort. other people stared in wonderment as we walked through the walls of the maze into any room we wished to walk into.
Then I came to a new understanding. that everytime I kicked down a wall i was injuring my foot, until I broke my feet and when a wall would be broken,
bricks and masonry would fall onto other people and hurt them or kill them. this way caused me to suffer deeply physically and mentally, but I became
addicted to this way, which made me worse still, and i had created a maze within a maze, a trap for myself within the bigger trap. i then realised
that this was not the answer I had been looking for. brother, you are still breaking your feet and killing other people, and the two come from the
same way in which you walk. Once I realised this understanding i looked up and saw the sky again and in a flash i remembered who I was and i was back
in the forest, witch cooling grass under my feet and fresh air in my nostrils, filling my longues."
Zen master then explains
"You saw the maze as a fabrication and a trap, so did i. but you thought by damaging the walls you would be free but your not. your belief is that
there is no point in life and that when we die there is nothing but eternal darkness. beacuse you believe nothing = darkness, this is your mind set
and ego and you ridgidly hold onto it, even though it has made you the seeker of temporary pleasuers and which has caused you misery and addiction and
pained many in your wake. you hate the world and yourself. this is not the way you want it to be but you have looked long and hard and can see no
other truth. I too was this way, but then i realised that I am not smarter than God or if you wish to know it eternity, all things everlasting. I
realised that even darkness has substance, some call it dark matter, but even nothing has something to it, but we in our human brains cannot obtain
this understanding or see it. then i understood that when I thought I was a sly fox i was a infact fool and in a deep pit of darkness and mysery, like
you are now".
when a beam of light hits a glass prism, you see the revelation. that all heavenly pleasures are the vivid colors of the rainbow and they are locked
inside pure white light"
on earth we can see these colors of the rainbow in the sky but as we cannot pull them down from the sky and make them out own and posess them in the
material world. so we chase the material versions of these colors instead but they are only material immitaions of the heavenly rainbow, which we can
never grasp with our hand or taste with our tongue but only look upon it with our eyes and know it is there. but we forget our mind is not material,
just our body is and yet we try to satisfy the mind with physical things, which is ignorant of us and a symptom of the diluded thinking we came to
accept as reality, within the maze. then we drove ourselves mad looking for an answer, looking for a way out.
"these earthly colors we mix and mix togeather the days we seek pleasure and answers, the more we mix these colors the more darker we become. Do you
not realise this is the truth of mixing the colours of the rainbow on earth, like paint, is paint not made of material colors.
it only leaves you covered in blackness and everything else painted black, everything you eat is black and tasteless and everything you chase and
catch is also black and pointless and empty.
this is what you once called hell, when you were a follower of the bible and koran and the other religions. then you gave up religion and thought
thought killing God would free you from your sins but you only multiplyed your sins a thousand fold and didnt realise you were killing yourself, is
this not the meaning of sin...haha..how ironic it is to be told the truth in a book only to be tricked by the same book.
So now realise that zen is not nhilsim.
its important you understand this otherwise you will mistake zen and understanding for nhilism and find yourself worse off than before and you may
even go insane as many truth seekers wind up, quite bad or mad..so understand the truth of zen and now . Atleast the nhilsit is seeking a way out of
the maze though, instead of accepting it but he is only on the journey to understanding and misleaded in thinking he has rached clairty.
You can believe I am a zen master
you can believe i am an a55h0le
dont believe any of them, they are only two masks i wear.
edit on 11-5-2011 by splitlevel because: spelling mistakes