“Kill the Buddha” — Lin Chi
So my friend and I sitting in the bookstore cofee shop, he with his Sporting News and half twist Latte, and I with my “Intro to Buddhist meditation” and Iced mocha frappachino. I was immersed in my new manual sipping away on my icy cofeee when,all the sudden with a blinding flash my mind went blank with a SEARING SENSATION from from temple to temple.
I let out a gasp and said “what the …” when my friend leaned towards and “your fine Dude, you just achieved ENLIGHTENMENT. Drink some more.”
True,My mind was STILL, replaced by the searing sensation, as I sipped more ice coffee.
“Should Enlightenment HURT this much?” I yelped and my friend,” that just your mind resisting, do not deny your feelings, be in the being with you coffee. Drink some more.
Soon I lost all consciousness and I woke up on the bookstore cofee with a crowd around me. My friend stood up in the puzzled mob and said,
“Everything is OK. HE JUST ATTAINED BLISSFUL ENLIGHTENMENT”, then carried me out of the store to his car.
As we drove away I said,” thanks dude its TRUE… you can’t make the spiritual journey with out the help of others.”
My friend said,” that’s what friends are for, dude. By the way, I’ll need you to be my WINGMAN man Friday night at the bar.”
(from cozmos Cafe 2007)