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The answer is no

October 18th, 2017 · No Comments

“Was any man ever the happier for being unhappy about death, and did he live any longer? Is suffering made the less by tears about it? Or another’s pain removed by your abundant gloom?” – Christmas Humphreys, Zen Buddhism

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Onward, Buddhist soldiers

October 17th, 2017 · No Comments

“No Buddhist has ever burnt his neighbour’s body for the sake of his (non-existent) soul, nor has there been a ‘Buddhist’, still less that blasphemous phrase, a ‘holy’ Buddhist, war. It has always taught that truth is either relative (all that we know), or absolute (which we cannot know).” – Christmas Humphreys, Zen Buddhism

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Otherwise, go figure

October 15th, 2017 · No Comments

“What we do is what we are; when we are, we shall know what to do.” – Christmas Humphreys, Zen Buddhism

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Git on it

October 14th, 2017 · No Comments

“Now is the best time for everything, because if done now it is immediately done, without like or dislike, purpose or desire. For things are what we do with them; they are not good or evil save as we make them so, and the same applies to their being useful, beautiful or just plain dull.” […]

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The equation

October 12th, 2017 · No Comments

“Freedom is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do.” – Christmas Humphreys, Zen Buddhism

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Illuminated manuscript

October 10th, 2017 · No Comments

“Words exist for their meaning, of which they are but the shadow, and if they enshrine some part of the meaning, they probably obscure still more.” – Christmas Humphreys, Zen Buddhism

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Don’t let it get away

October 8th, 2017 · No Comments

“The weather is always ‘good’ or ‘bad’. It is nothing of the kind. It is the weather. The same applies to the news, one’s neighbour’s morals and the soup.” – Christmas Humphreys, Zen Buddhism

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Well, shut my mouth

October 7th, 2017 · No Comments

“All words are nets in which to ensnare the flow of life.” – Christmas Humphreys, Zen Buddhism

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Two monks walk into a bar

October 6th, 2017 · No Comments

“Zen can no more be explained than a joke. You see it or you don’t.” – Christmas Humphreys, Zen Buddhism

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