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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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8 comments:

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...

Tati:

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 http://varungupta.wordpress.com

No Blood for Hubris said...

Nice quote.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Nice blog, too, by the way.

"James" said...

Hubris:

Thanks!!

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...

Johnny:

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

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