“Why are you always laughing? Sometimes I don’t even know what you’re laughing about! Sometimes it’s just mean!”
– Didn’t you get the memo?
“What? What memo?”
– It’s all a joke.
Budai is said to travel giving candy to poor children, only asking a penny from Zen monks or lay practitioners he meets. One day a monk walks up to him and asks, “What is the meaning of Zen?”
Smiling as usual, he instantly swung the sack over his shoulder.
“How does one realize Zen?” Budai then takes up his bag and continues on his way.
“The world, Govinda, is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a long path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment; every sin already carries grace within it, all small children are potential old men, all sucklings have death within them, all dying people — eternal life. It is not possible for one person to see how far another is on the way; the Buddha exists in the robber and dice player; the robber exists in the Brahmin.”
One thought on “Schitz – It’s All a Joke”
Humor really does (perhaps) comes from all places? In my journey towards earning a plant person college degree, there’s a wonderfully healthy looking Hinoki Cypress. Incidentally, the cypress is residing by a transformer. It’s as if this ancient earth plant species is hanging out with human created technology. Great quotes, wisdom sought is often focused on concentrated accumulation of knowledge within a time frame. Thank you.