Friday, June 27, 2008

So, this Heruka walks into a bar....

Some guy complained that in all his years hanging around Dharma centers, he never heard anybody tell a joke. He said, "I rarely see these people express real warmth or a smile, and would be completely surprised to see any of these people dance."


O.K.

So, this Heruka walks into a bar, and says to the bartender, "I want a drink."

Bartender puts a drink down in front of the Heruka and says, "That'll be twelve dollars, please."

Heruka pays up and downs the drink.

Bartender says, "I don't mean to be a wise-guy, but the thing is, we don't get many Herukas in here."

Heruka says, "No, and at these prices you won't get many more."

O.K.

Buddha walks up to a hot dog vendor in New York City. He says to the guy, "Make Me One With Everything", and gives him some money.

The hot dog vendor makes a hot dog, hands it to Buddha, and says "Here you go."

Buddha says, "Where's my change?"

The hot dog vendor says "Change comes from within."

O.K.

How many Buddhists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Three.

One to change the bulb, one to not change the bulb, and one to neither change nor not change the bulb.

O.K.

Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused his dentist's Novocain?

He wanted to transcend dental medication.

O.K.

A wandering monk walked barefoot everywhere he went, to the point that the soles of his feet eventually became quite thick and leathery. And because he ate very little, he gradually became very frail. Several days often passed between opportunities to brush his teeth, so he usually had bad breath.

Therefore, throughout the region, he came to be known as the super-calloused fragile mystic plagued with halitosis.

~轉貼

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Global Warning!

現在回想起在常住的時候,就算當時是夏天,因為寺院周圍都被森林環抱著的緣故,所以空氣比較輕盈,可以完全地把極度污染的印度城市藏在樹林背後。那時,吉美喇嘛從他寺院騎著機車把我送回家,那時應該是迷路了吧?!結果在城市裏頭轉了又轉,被噪音、飛塵、重型交通工具所排出濃濃的黑煙吞沒,昏頭垢面的,好辛苦!最後找到通往我常住的鄉間小路,轉進去后,周圍樹木帶來的新鮮空氣,當下頓時讓我們覺得一片清涼,真的!
回來之前,在新德里住了很多天,當時被刁難不允許出境,待在旅館猛看電視安慰自己,看了由美國前副總統 Al Gore 出演的記錄片《An Inconvenient Truth》。我完全被震撼住了,這並不是無關痛癢的紀錄片,就同片名所說- A Global Warning! 他要我們認識自己所處的環境,喚醒我們的良知!我們總是認爲自己是地球的主人而恣情揮霍資源,卻忘了爛攤子是要由下一代來收拾,我們太自私了!

每次編輯部落格時,寫到重點時就很累,太多的情緒揮發了。把這部片推薦給您,不是要你像欣賞一般影片而沉醉其中(雖然沒多大可能),而是要讓我們用良心去看,而且請不要作任何事不關己的評論!

Making mistakes in centuries and generations past would have consequences that we could overcome. We don't have that luxury anymore.
~Al Gore

Thursday, June 19, 2008

大悲心 Loving you!

大悲心 Loving you!

月亮的沉寂,無法遺忘眾生!
是誰的淚,說出大悲心的本然?
玫瑰,對您的執著,因為您的功德。
觀世自在,是我的依止。

南方曼陀羅的中心,無盡悲願延綿相續。
對您的呼喚,是無畏的體驗。
相信您,我將無懼於實現菩提。
觀世自在,我是您的弟子。

大乘,多麼吉祥悅意的名詞,
永遠是您的名字,
慈悲與博愛,是您的輕描淡寫。
觀世自在,諸佛本質!

禮敬,大慈悲所住,
觀世間音聲,而度脫者。
菩提薩垛,依怙主。
智慧勇士!

~Jamyang Zangpo