As with all old stories, Zen stories have spawned very many variations. I’ve chosen to take many liberties, recounting the stories in less “dated” (i.e.. “… a samurai entered a tea house …”) fashion. These three Zen stories are the foundation of Fishnu's teaching. They are extremely powerful, and at first sound simply like "Ah, … Continue reading Three Zen Stories
I once asked the Etnernal Fishnu, "Do you have any enemies?" EF: By your definition, yes, I do. But 'enemy' is a concept with meaning only in your fragmented view of the Universe. Me: Oooo, Oooo, Is he Lucifer, Satan ... Beezlebub?! No! Mara! EF: I know him as Master Pi Lau. Me: 'Pie-Lau'? Is … Continue reading What are Enemies?
Now that Rubber Ducky is a Supremely Awakened One, I will tell the story of how I met Rubber Ducky. I found Rubber Ducky sitting on a stack of bathroom towels in a Fairfield Inn in Joliet, IL on July 12, 2013. At first, I thought this was just a little gift from the hotel, but … Continue reading How I Met Rubber Ducky
On our last hike at Redfish Lake last week, The Eternal Fishnu swam onto this trail sign (he swims through air, space, things …) and said: "There is really an arrow pointing in EVERY direction, including upwards, downwards, and even through more dimensions. But for your flesh and blood vehicle, not all directions are available. … Continue reading Which Way Do We Go?