Buddha…didn’t toss and turn

by admin on October 2, 2009

I suspect that in his ability to accept “that what is – is”…Buddha didn’t lay awake at night…Night after night staring up at the ceiling siezed up with anxiety and chest pains over the Dow or his job. Buddha’s retirement fund was emptyness. A mental nirvana. But I suspect that if you were wandering Asia wrapped in a decorative sheet meditating all day long under a tree and…oh yeah your Dad is king…and you are just his “eclectic” off spring…there was no threat of going hungry. But I guess it becomes circular…


If Buddha had met Murphy

by admin on July 31, 2009

Murphy’s Law and Buddhism….a work in progress


Buddha Didn’t Clearly Define Things

July 27, 2009

Like a mysterious woman playing coy Buddha left some pretty cryptic instructions behind. The guy obviously wasn’t very detail oriented. This type of incomplete work lacking any detail would get the majority of us fired from our jobs. Leaving behind non-descript – poetic perhaps – yet incomplete thoughts on some pretty heady things. Total B.S. […]

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Buddha Didn’t Know Enough People

July 15, 2009

Sure Buddha had friends. He grew up in a kingdom where his Father was – KING. He traveled among the aesthetics (I nearly typed autistics). He did not though, mingle with the greater republic of people. He was constantly in quiet contemplation – not group conversation. The dynamics in his life were far different than […]

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Buddha didn’t use toilet paper….

May 29, 2009

Or shop at Costco…. It’s amazing how quickly 36 rolls of toilet paper can just “disappear“…why it seems like yesterday I had a lifetime supply in the basement. This was the last roll of toilet paper in the house – GONE! Buddha was a hermit. He never had to drive the parkway to get to […]

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The One Sure Thing

May 27, 2009

You are born and then you die. The only real guarantee we have is that one day our time will come and that will be that. I don’t know why I’m so comfortable with this but I do know that my being comfortable tends to make other folks a little uncomfortable: Me: OMGosh John, I […]

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Dharma, Buddha’s Truth…

May 10, 2009

“You want the truth?!!! You can’t handle the truth” Jack Nicholson, A Few Good Men. My father loved that line from the movie. It never got old and it always made him laugh. Ironic for a man whom I’m not sure was entirely comfortable with the truth. But then again isn’t that the irony to […]

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Buddha had it easy….

February 2, 2009

I remember once a particular spiritual conversation with my Mom, (we had many) she wore this HUGE opal Buddha around her neck. Anyhow during this conversation she said she felt she was spiritually leaning towards Buddhism. I choked at the very idea of this. My Mom, unfortunately was a troubled and miss understood person. She […]

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Buddha didn’t have dependants….

November 7, 2008

Yes I believe it’s true – Buddha did not have dependants. Dependants can be anything from children to pets, to yes, spouses, significant others and bosses. In the company of Mother’s I’m sincerely ashamed to complain. However, there are times when I want to scream. One of those times is after a busy day of […]

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The first impression Buddha made on me…

October 15, 2008

Have you read Siddhartha? Basically it’s the story about Buddha (in a round about way). Siddhartha was my first introduction into Buddhism and the path to enlightenment. In the chapter titled “The Brahmin’s Son” – Basically a conversation between Siddhartha and his father. See Siddhartha wanted to run off and join the ascetics and his […]

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