Watch this funny video portraying a misanthropic Buddha - so me :-) Remember: wisdom of the day: Don't take yourself too serious. And the best is the end: Buddha solving a Zen koan: What is the sound of one hand clapping?
Here is a link to the interview that comedian Marc Maron had with psychiatrist and author Phil Stutz. This is a really unusual interview for Maron - they talk a lot about Phil Stutz's book "The Tools" - a great read and I recommend it to anyone who just can't stop reading self-help books. This is a really really good one in that category. Stutz has been treating many creative people, like writers and actors - so for anyone suffering writer's block this is a great interview :-) Also: The podcast is called "What The Fuck" - and for anyone who can't handle a "fuck" here and there - this is probably not the interview for you. The rest, enjoy :-) And have A HAPPY NEW YEAR - which will hopefully not suck as much as this one :-) just kidding - not!
Humor is if you can laugh about yourself. I strongly believe in this and I take this belief very serious :-) Was thinking of posting some of his all time classics, like "Perfect Day" - but then I stumbled upon some of Robin Williams' clips. I also love the one he does about the French. I really really love all my french friends - and all of them laughed their butt off when I showed them the clip here.
I've been getting a bit too serious with my practice. So instead of Zen Koans I have been studying some Zen jokes lately. Here it goes:
A young man decided to become a Zen Monk. As part of his training he is told he must live in one room, with one meal a day in complete silence. Every ten years he is allowed out of the room and can say three words. After the first ten years the man is let out of the room and is taken to the Zen Master. The Master asks: "Do you have anything to say?" The man replies: "Bed too hard." "OK", says the Master, "we will see what we can do."
Ten years later the man is let out of the room again and
taken to see the Zen Master. "Do you have anything to say?" asks the Master. The man replies "Room too cold." "OK" says the Master, "we will see what we can do." After another ten years the man is let out of the room again and the Zen Master asks him if he has anything to say. "Not enough food" replies the man. "OK" says the Master, "we will see what we can do."
After another ten years the man comes out of his room and confronts the Zen Master "Had enough - leaving!" "Fine" says the Master, "All you do is bitch anyway!"
I couldn't agree more!
Humor is if you can laugh about yourself :-)
Excerpt from the DVD "Is This Love That I Am Feeling" recorded 29 Jan 2010 in Tiruvannamalai, India. Mooji talks about how lucky single people are :-)
This guy has perfected the "humor is seeing the paradox in life" - LOVE love love love love him: "Two days from now - life will be different from tomorrow" - truth is still funny :-)
The truth is still the funniest thing :-) I love Dave Chappelle - bless him.
Nobel Peace Price Laureat Desmond Tutu talks in this rare and funny interview about Forgiveness, Apartheid and about good and evil. Please watch also the other two parts to this interview.
PART 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp3ajo7kxrE
PART 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj3bwJrIVeU
I just found this great picture on my favorite Yoga blog http://yogadork.com/ - if you don't know it -please check it out. Somehow this picture speaks to me :-) A little eye-candy for your day
Dj Dave and Barney Kook bust some inspired rhymes dedicated to Yoga Girls all over the world.
I have discovered Douglas Harding and his extremely practical way of realizing your reality many years ago. Just got reminded again - you spiritual seekers out there should take a look at the headless.org website where many more videos and experiments /techniques are provided to discover who you really are. It always brings a smile on my face - I hope you can laugh too and find it amusing - never forget: the Buddha is smiling - and there is a reason for it :-)
So this is the basic premise on most advaita teachings. No - thing - but not nothing. It is something that comes out of nothing.
I have read this sentence many times. It is not something we can say without a pause - most of the times we do mind. We do mind that our partner forgot about us. We do mind that our boss didn't promote us but the other person. Or that we didn't leave this impression on someone we wanted to impress. What about family or friends? Do we not mind if they forget us? In this sentence lies one way to peace and back to where we come from. The real self that we cannot see out of ignorance - never minds. It is there - wether we forget it or not.