Or More So, is all I'd add...
Heard a story about a monk living in a Zen Monastery.
His fellow students/travelers heard this young one had reached the state of Enlightenment.
Curious to learn more, they grouped and found their way to their friend...
"So," one monk asks reverently, "we hear you have reached an enlightened state..."
"Yes," the pupil answered, with a genuine smile and a brightness to his eyes his brethren had not noticed before.
And he stood after the one word, continuing to smile.
Finally impatient for a reply, all of his peers began questioning at the same time:
"What is it like?"
"How does it feel?"
Same smile, same eye-gleam, the monk had only one response:
"As miserable as ever."
Folks, I'm with the Monk on the misery scale. Seriously.
Or I may have him bested there...
My question is-- "WHERE THE F#*K IS THIS LIGHT?"!!!
Any of you folks seen from this monk's perspective?
Anybody chanced or figured upon the REASON we are here?
I got excuses galore-- what I'm after now is REASON-- solid, tangible REASON for what the hell I am supposed to be accomplishing here (as in On This Earth...).
Don't come back with some buls$h!t about some Higher Purpose or other spiritual tripe... today ain't the sell-day for that rigamarole.
These are my questions.
Peanut Gallery? Your Turn!!
[Cameo] Brooch, ca. 1860
2 days ago