Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by TheJourney
I thnk there's a really good stand-up comedy routine re: enlightenment and spiritual humor just waiting in the wings..
For my comedy act, I would go by the name, simply of "Bob" and would proceed to cover such topics as
What's in a name? What the hell does "Bob" really mean? You are not your name. (then I'd have the audiance say their own name over and over again
a few times to catch the drift of it, and then exchange names with a same-sex person nearby, and proceed to introduce themselves to those around them
with their new name, that would be fun..
Who am I?
If I'm me who are YOU?
We are not who we think we are, and can't be if we're to retain our sanity!
What's really going on?
Is this as good as it gets?
Where is yesterday and tomorrow? Why worry?
The eternal now at the end of time - what are the implications of that?
We're all royally screwed in the best possible way.
My cat thinks it's a god.
My dog thinks I'm a god.
We're just God "Godding" but how would you DO that in reality?
The great cosmic joke about death.
Stuff like that...
Bring them to the space of nothing and noone, and then from that place invite the inquiry into things we simply cannot grasp, but which nevertheless
bring forth the laughter and the humor of the experience, which is the only real "knowledge" that is possible, and thus, true self knowledge.
The laughter you see, evokes the enlightenment experience, which is filled with enough comedic material to last a millenium and then some, since it
looks around in the domain of unknowing, and from that POV pokes fun at everything we THOUGHT we knew about ourselves, others, life, the universe,
everything, rendering it all utterly absurd in the light of the knowledge of understanding.
That's the kind of routine I'm thinking about anyway.. bring the audiance to their knees in the face of an eternal mystery they cannot possibly
solve, but not without any loss of mirth or charm, and in the process having that quality restored, even as they walk out of the venue to continue on
in their largely absurd and previously inauthentic lives.