Sunday, March 20, 2011

Experiment in Amateur Journalism

This is my friend Luke Griffiths. Check out what he's doing. I have spoken to a few people who think he's--well, a little nuts for voluntarily heading into a disaster zone. But ask yourself this: could you do what he's doing, assuming you thought it would help people?

Please follow Luke's progress. Subscribe to his YouTube page. See what he sees. Oh yeah, and what have you done lately in the name of disaster relief?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cool Animation: Consciousness

Yup. Nailed it. And in case you think it's bullshit, just take a look at some of the comments on the YouTube page.

See? Like I said, nailed it.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Empty Net

One day, Zen Master Man Gong sat on the high rostrum and gave the speech to mark the end of the three month winter retreat. "All winter long you monks practiced very hard. That's wonderful! As for me, I had nothing to do, so I made a net. This net is made out of a special cord. It is very strong and can catch all Buddhas, Patriarchs and human beings. It catches everything. How do you get out of this net?

Some students shouted, "KATZ!" Others hit the floor or raised a fist. One said, "The sky is blue, the grass is green." Another said, "Already got out; how are you, great Zen Master?" From the back of the room a monk shouted, "Don't make net!"

Many answers were given, but to each Man Gong only replied, "Aha! I've caught a BIG fish!"

How do you get out of Man Gong's net?

Source: Zen Master Seung Sahn's Twelve Gates