Everything Forms Every Thing

In annoyingly paradoxical Buddhist style I will now talk about how Everything Forms Every Thing, even though I just got through talking about how No Thing Exists. How can there be things that form when no things exist? No Thing Exists is a statement about the true nature of the Universe. Everything Forms Every Thing states … Continue reading Everything Forms Every Thing

Koan: How to Prepare for an Unknown Event

Mrs. Hanamoku points out that shit is a beautiful thing. Caring for our beloved pets, being around babies, caring for elderly loved ones, it's a sign of things still working well inside. So we cannot even judge shit negatively. With the secular Bodhi Day (Dec 8) past, we now await the "real" Bodhi Day, the … Continue reading Koan: How to Prepare for an Unknown Event

Day 6 – Pitifully Inadequate Model of the Universe

Day 6 of the Secular Bodhi Day. Tomorrow, Day 7 the last day before the enlightenment of many new Buddhas on the morning of December 8, Bodhi Day. If you understand what Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet has been saying the past few weeks, meaning you understand that your brain is a pitifully inadequate model … Continue reading Day 6 – Pitifully Inadequate Model of the Universe

Day 5 – Secular Bodhi Day – Levels of Reality

Today is Day 5 of the Secular Bodhi Period. For all of you aspiring to attain enlightenment on December 8, Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet asked me to ensure your expectations are properly set. For one, "attain", and "expectations" are clinging. It's important to understand that we will not attain enlightenment, but rather shift our … Continue reading Day 5 – Secular Bodhi Day – Levels of Reality

Day 4 – Secular Bodhi Day 2017 – Illusion of Fragmentation

Today is Day 4 of this "secular" Bodhi Period. When last night's full moon "disappears", the real (lunar) Bodhi Period starts. These Bodhi Periods aren't tranquil, peaceful, Om-humming times. As we ignore our thoughts and focus on the present, the desperation of our thoughts for our attention increases - that's what thoughts do. Finally, exasperated, … Continue reading Day 4 – Secular Bodhi Day 2017 – Illusion of Fragmentation