Monday, April 27, 2009

More Jewish Buddha

Just got back home from the first day in the new office. I am going to LOVE this job!

But I didn't have time to find a link for you, so just the joke today.

List member Gavin H. found a bit more wisdom from the Jewish Buddha, to follow up on Friday's post. Thanks, Gavin!



Take only what is given. Own nothing but your begging bowl and the clothes on your back ... unless, of course, you have wardrobe space.

Be aware of your body. Be aware of your perceptions. Also be aware that not every little cough is a symptom of a terminal illness.

The Buddha teaches we should practice loving kindness to all sentient beings. Still, would it be a crime to find a sentient being who happens to be Jewish? I ask you.

Be patient and you'll achieve all things. Be impatient and you'll achieve some things faster.

Though only your skin and bones remain; though your blood dry up and wither away, yet shall you meditate and not stir until you have attained full enlightenment. But first, a little nosh.

Let go of pride, ego, and opinions. Admit your errors and forgive those of others. Relinquishment will lead to calm and healing in your relationships. If that doesn't work, try small claims court.

[from with edits and additional material by Mark Raymond]


WORD for YOUR WEEK: The Old English word "cennan" meant "to declare, or to make known" ... the hard "c" sound made its way into Middle English as the word "kennen." We know it as the word "ken," meaning perception, understanding, or knowledge. As in, "I can only imagine what Heaven must be like. The reality is far beyond my ken."


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