Thursday, September 1, 2016

sumo wrestler's sense of humor


  1. Both ends of the boy strike me as unfortunate.

    1. My lineage of elders may beg to differ.

      If you look at the young boy, it may not be best practice, but both hands are holding - even if weakly - the thighs of the sumo wrestler. Which in zazen or other buddhish spiritual endeavour, even two hands are surplus, even one hand holding on can help oneself safeguard oneself whether on a moving train, a spinning planet, or a crazy mind.

      The Gautama Buddha taught like this, He taught us to cling - if at all - on our training precepts. There is suffering, alright, cling onto precepts. There is ignorance, alright, cling onto precepts. There is greed, alright, cling onto precepts. There is hatred, alright, cling onto precepts. There are fetters such as desire, illwill, fear, anxiety, delusion, sloth, turpor, alright, cling onto precepts. This is approximately what I recall the Buddha taught me. More than that, as if an analogy, when one clings onto training precepts like a dancer clings onto a dancing pole, it may seem dangerous or even upfront risky, but one that does is properly doesn't get dizzy and doesn't faints or falls.

      This is also how Buddhism copes without the need of Chinese figurines on some days, but the benefits or merits that the Buddha spoke of are not always tangible material fortunes.

      Namaste, and have a good weekend imho.