Re: virus: Zen

Robin Faichney (
Thu, 5 Jun 1997 16:02:00 +0100

Eric wrote:
>Richard Brodie wrote:
>> As the Master said, scratching his butt: "I have hemorrhoids. They
>> and are very uncomfortable. Before I was enlightened, I had
>> and now that I'm enlightened, I still have them."
>The real world is a real downer, eh? All dualities may be "of the
>but that doesn't mean they are valid anyway. Pain still hurts, even if
>it is only in your mind.

Umm, according to all the Zen and other Buddhist sources I
know of, Enlightenment is the end of suffering. That doesn't
mean no more hemorrhoids -- it doesn't even necessarily
mean no more pain! Just no more suffering.