Originally posted by Angle
Just tell what it is.
This can be helpfull in many situations.
The aura of [stubbornness]
Doing wrong sometimes is the right thing to do.
This isn't really a topic, or a topic of different 'aspects'. Feel free to speak your mind here.. as always in my threads. Reply your
You might not understand where I am coming from, but later you may look back at what I say when you come to be in the same situation.
Respect the elders.
That's absolutely hilarious! You are a very funny person. The way you handled that was priceless. Brilliant, in it's inquiry, absurd, as a
proposition, you really put the "double bind" on us now, haven't you?
Enlightenment: Just tell what it is.
You can't be serious..
Forget enlightenment, and just be yourself.
This reminds me of a Buddhist story that I read in a book on Zen by Alan Watts:
There were these two students who were invited to travel to see a certain Zen Master, and immediately upon their arrival they were invited to dine
with their Host, who said, after they were prepared to eat together "So, I hear you guys know something about Zen.." to which they both immediately
threw their chopsticks at him with a furrowed brow, and then laughed together in the most uproarious fashion.
That's the way the OP makes me feel, like throwing my chopsticks at you - but are you prepared to laugh along with me here, at the utter absurdity of
Our already always STATE, at the most fundamental level, is humor, at ourselves and the utter nonsense that being a human being requires, but when we
get present to the degree and depths of our own absurdity and incomprehensibility, to ourselves, never mind who God is, and accept the situation as it
is, with we ourselves included as we already are, then the "enlightenment" is that there is no enlightenment and the big surprise is that it came as
"Enlightenment; Just tell what it is."
Ha! That's a GOOD ONE! (throwing chopsticks)
Don't be absurd!
Let's eat, and talk about our journey, and our hopes and dreams (our passions and desires).
Anything less would just wipe the smile right off of everyone's face, and that would be a sad day when we all gain the WHOLE world but each lose our
own souls (passion, character, personality, charm).
I give UP enlightenment, just to have authentic friendship, fellowship and the enjoyment of one another's company, and for the sake of all the jokes
we'll share together..
This is why your OP is hilarious and cannot be taken seriously, or at least don't you dare if you want to retain your sense of humor, mirth and charm
just for being you as you already are, in absolute self acceptance, even forgiveness so there can be tears as well as absolute hilarity capable of
both wiping the tears away from our eyes and then generating those tears of laughter when you laugh so dam hard that you cry while you're laughing.
So if it's anything at all, then "enlightenment" is a good joke freely told at one's own expense, to the shared mutual hilarity of all present.
Then, and only then can we enjoy the perfect meal together in each other's company.
God Bless (lol),