Awakening [אפי פז]

2 September 2008

Zen (Polish) Judaism

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Zen Judaism: E-mail from Dad that made me laugh so hard

  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single Oy.
  • The Tao does not speak. The Tao does not blame. The Tao does not take sides.The Tao has no expectations. The Tao demands nothing of others. The Tao is not Jewish.
  • The Torah says, Love your neighbor as yourself. The Buddha says, There is no self . So, maybe we are off the hook.
  • If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?
  • Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?
  • Drink tea and nourish life; with the first sip, joy; with the second sip, satisfaction; with the third sip, peace; with the fourth, a Danish.
  • Wherever you go, there you are. Your luggage is another story.
  • Accept misfortune as a blessing. Do not wish for perfect health, or a life without problems. What would you talk about?
  • There is no escaping karma. In a previous life, you never called, you never wrote, you never visited. And whose fault was that?
  • Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.
  • Let your mind be as a floating cloud. Let your stillness be as a wooded glen. And sit up straight. You’ll never meet the Buddha with such rounded shoulders.
  • Deep inside you are ten thousand flowers. Each flower blossoms ten thousand times. Each blossom has ten thousand petals. You might want to see a specialist.
  • Be aware of your body. Be aware of your perceptions. Keep in mind that not every physical sensation is a symptom of a terminal illness.

From Zen Judaism by David Bader

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