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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Benjamin Frost, Jul 14, 2015.
It’s raining gently in London.
Same here in New England. There's even a candle burning.
It's warm in Stuttgart
My butt itches.
My penis grows when I'm in zen mode.
I farted in your general direction.
Does anybody here understand Zen?
Is it enough to just write something vague and nonsensical?
Although it might not be enough, it is no less than it is not.
I would love to explain, but it would pull me out of my Zen mode.
And it's not easy to get back into it here in Germany, you know...
The quick brown fox jum... Oh that's a different kind of Zen..
Nebulous gibberish masquerading as wisdom.
I'd love to share a bit about Zen, but honestly, without the fog of comedic foolishness.
Perhaps this isn't the right place or time.
I don't see where you're getting that. We've got a couple of weather reports, obvious jokes, and then lampshading of the fact that we haven't posted anything complaint with zen practices. It doesn't seem as though anybody here actually thinks they've imparted wisdom.
Share if you want; don't if you don't. Anybody with genuine interest can do research of their own.
Sharing wisdom is a wisdom of its own.
So please, get you enlightenment together and let your wisdom rain over our masquerading foolish heads...
Agreed. It's just people indulging in cartoonish parodies of Zen.
I'll stop being a cranky old man and let you get back to it.
One day, maybe we could have a real conversation about the subject.
Alas, cartoonish parodies regrettably devoid of genuine wit.
I've got a book on it, just have to get serious about it. The nearest Zen center is like 20 miles away. :/
In our defence, this is a potential feature of Zen; you'd be hard pressed to find a 'Christian Thread' filled with people attempting to humorsly forgive those for whom they still harbor aggression. As for an 'Islam Thread', well, I've yet to find a literal interpretation of the doctrine that tolerates cartoonish parodies… By striving to be non-changing, certain Zen practices invite a level of casual comfort rather than hostility.
No, no, by all means, crank away. It might inspire "real" conversation—the criteria for which I'm incredibly dubious of.
I'm fine with being found unfunny (it's nice to have things in common with people). I just don't want to be seen as a victim of the Dunning-Kruger effect.