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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chew, Chew, Chew

A little "food for thought" from Seung Sahn:
"Digesting our understanding is very important. It's like a cow eating grass - eat, eat, eat, eat. A cow has two stomachs. The first stomach stores food and takes out the juice; later the cow chews her cud until the food is again swallowed to be digested and become energy. Not everybody digests their understanding in this style. They only eat, eat, eat. Then comes consciousness, questions, computing and thinking, thinking, thinking. Too much understanding. Everybody understands too much but they cannot use their understanding because it is not chewed and digested.

So what am I? Only meditate: what am I? Don't know. Chew, chew, chew. Then your understanding food becomes correct cognition. That is meditation; that is Zen. Complicated mind becomes simple mind."

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

More Zen Marketing: ZEN Green Tea Liqueur

Finally, we can get drunk on Zen. But please remember, as the website warns: "Enjoy ZEN responsibly". And watch out for that Zen hangover, it's a doozy.


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