As it turns out, speaking this book’s title in conversation is… awkward!
Also, just half-way through this and it’s made me realize that what I always thought of Alan Watts being “omg sooo deeep” was really just a simplified Made-For-Cable-TV spin of what lies in this book, which self-admits to itself being a generalized overview of thousands of pages from thousands of years of dissertations of mind, self, reality, nature, and so forth.
This stuff. It’s not a religion. It’s a declaration of war against the very foundations of everything I ever thought and felt I understood, up to and including what I honestly believe constitutes “I”. Thanks, Buddhism, for tricking me down such a vast rabbit hole and putting it into perspective just what a clueless, ignorant moron I really am!
I lied; couldn’t wait ’til tonight to share this; how appropriate that this song was what happened to be shuffled to:
…I was intending to take refugee in the Three Jewels once this arrived, but a little reading along the way proves that this cannot be done alone. Drat. Well, there’s this one place a ways away from home so maybe, hopefully, someday, I can make this Buddhism thing “official”… ah well, this leaves me plenty more time to learn what I’m getting myself into!
Spent wa-ay too much time making this horrible wallpaper as a quick reference guide:
And it still ended up barely-readable on my dumbphone:
Ah well, I had fun. Oh wait, there is no “I” oh em gee I am failing at Buddhism already!11! Continue reading “making even crappy things is fun”
Okay fine, I’ll take this seriously.
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Appetizer was the combo platter of mozzie sticks, onion rings, mushrooms, and loaded baked potatoes.
Main courses: Beach Burger with sweet potato fries; it had avocado, onions, bacon, and chipotle. And because I knew a mere burger and fries wasn’t gonna fill me, I also had a plate of spinach alfredo quesadillas; it was a very difficult choice between that and teriyaki steak quesadillas.
Then while grocery shopping I did a stupid thing and went down the aissu aisle, thinking I could resist. I couldn’t when I saw four new flavors of that low-calorie, organic ice cream. I’ll need extra cardio to account for this.
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