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Friday, May 05, 2006

Enlightenment and Coconuts

Some people think that Buddhist practice and meditation are about stopping thoughts. As the saying goes, if that were true, a coconut would be enlightened.

- Prof Robert Thurman, talking in Cleveland.

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tatiana said...

How did I miss this one!? Things were crazy today, at my last day at the CAC. I am going out to dinner w/ my aunt & uncle tonihgt & then to a friend cinco de mayo party......I work tomorrow & then will likely be free from calls sunday!

This is too funny. Again, it is one of those things that is just, simply, funny.

"James" said...


Well, I'm glad that you're going to get out and have some fun. :)

Varun Gupta said...

Well !

I do believe that in any relegious practice, there are teachings to enhance thoughts and to galvanise them to more productive paths.

I too have some related thoughts at

No Blood for Hubris said...

Nice quote.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Nice blog, too, by the way.

"James" said...



Johnny Newt said...

HaHaHa :) That was really great.
this reminds me of last year when I drove down to Florida with a good friend of mine. She kept panicing over the speed of the traffic on the freeway, I told her a good solid coconut would really calm her nerves.

"James" said...


Yep, nothing like a coconut to calm the nerves. Except maybe a chunk of stone. ;)

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