Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Manitoba Fish and the Jewish Budist

Sayings of the Jewish Buddha

If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?

Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?

Drink tea and nourish life; with the first sip, joy; with the second sip, satisfaction;

 with the third sip, peace; with the fourth, a Danish.

Wherever you go, there you are. Your luggage is another story.

Accept misfortune as a blessing. Do not wish for perfect health, or a life without problems. What would you talk about?

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single Oy.

There is no escaping karma. In a previous life, you never called, you never wrote, you never visited. 

And whose fault was that?

Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.

The Tao does not speak. The Tao does not blame. The Tao does not take sides. The Tao has no expectations. 

The Tao demands nothing of others. The Tao is not Jewish.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this and attaining Enlightenment will be the least of your problems.

Let your mind be as a floating cloud. Let your stillness be as a wooded glen. And sit up straight. You'll never meet the Buddha with such rounded shoulders.

Deep inside you are ten thousand flowers. Each flower blossoms ten thousand times. Each blossom

 has ten thousand petals. You might want to see a specialist.

Be aware of your body. Be aware of your perceptions. Keep in mind that not every physical sensation is a 

symptom of a terminal illness.

Love Yehuda and now for a fish story

Subject: FW: Manitoba Fish

> Subject: Manitoba Fish
> This happened on Sept 02.2009
> the pic was taken at 10:50pm

> Amazing!
> This is a darn interesting picture and story even if you aren't into fishing, but please show it to anyone you know that likes to fish.
> This sturgeon is still alive, just worn out from the fight. They turned him loose after the photo.
> This Sturgeon was caught on the Red River just below locks at Lockport, Manitobajust north of Winnipeg. It weighed out at over 1,000 lbs and measured out at 11'1'. It was 56' around the girth and took over 6 and a half hours, and 4 dozen beers, for the 4 guys taking turns at the reeling it in.
> Any Sturgeon OVER five feet has to be released unharmed and cannot be removed from the water.
> They are brood / breeding stock and probably older than most of us.
> ______________