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?
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!"
Humor is if you can laugh about yourself :-)