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  • Rev. shared from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Zen Living by Eve Adamson, Ph.D., Gary R. McClain
    A Tibetan story tells of two brothers, one with one yak, and one with 99 yaks. The brother with one yak was happy. All he needed was one yak. The brother with 99 yaks always worried about keeping track of and managing his yaks, yet was obsessed with wanting more. One day he asked his brother, “One yak isn’t much different than none. I have 99 yaks, but 100 yaks are really something. Will you give me your yak?” The brother easily gave the yak away, illustrating that the more you have, the more you want, and the less you have, the more easily you can give. What a great lesson for kids.
    Note: Yakkety yak
  • Rev. shared from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Zen Living by Eve Adamson, Ph.D., Gary R. McClain
    Once a Samurai warrior wanted to learn about Zen. He visited a Zen master and asked, “Tell me what heaven and hell are.” The Zen master looked disdainfully at the Samurai. “You think you could understand? You, a stupid warrior? Why, you don’t even look like you could win in battle. What a sorry excuse for a fighter you must be.” Enraged, the Samurai ripped his sword from its scabbard and moved to pierce the Zen master’s heart. “This,” said the Zen master calmly, “is hell.” Abashed, the Samurai sheathed his sword and bowed deeply to the Zen master. “And this is heaven,” the Zen master replied.
    Note: Important
  • Rev. shared from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Zen Living by Eve Adamson, Ph.D., Gary R. McClain
    Once a Samurai warrior wanted to learn about Zen. He visited a Zen master and asked, “Tell me what heaven and hell are.” The Zen master looked disdainfully at the Samurai. “You think you could understand? You, a stupid warrior? Why, you don’t even look like you could win in battle. What a sorry excuse for a fighter you must be.” Enraged, the Samurai ripped his sword from its scabbard and moved to pierce the Zen master’s heart. “This,” said the Zen master calmly, “is hell.” Abashed, the Samurai sheathed his sword and bowed deeply to the Zen master. “And this is heaven,” the Zen master replied.
    Note: Important
  • Rev. shared from The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.
    Note: wise words
  • Rev. shared from The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another which states that this has already happened.
    Note: yep
(Earth)
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