Jewish Buddha Says: If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?
[Diary from DailyKos] Fri Jan 07, 2011 at 07:16:35 PM PST
I found it deep in one of my special saved files from my new-age Jewish family emails. Zen for the chicken soup soul. Thought I would share:
Be here now.
Be someplace else later.
Is that so complicated?
There is no escaping karma.
In a previous life, you never called, you never wrote, you never visited.
And whose fault was that?
Wherever you go, there you are.
Your luggage is another story.
Zen is not easy.
It takes effort to attain nothingness.
And then what do you have?
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.
Forget this and attaining Enlightenment will be the least of your problems.
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.
The Torah says, Love your neighbor as yourself.
The Buddha says, There is no self.
So, maybe we're off the hook?