Silly humor is what we need on this full moon eve of Labor Day weekend.   May this post spawn erupting chuckles  so that one might avoid any spontaneous black clouding.   Enjoy.

Many cultures have identifying characteristics.  You can always recognize those folks by their serenely peaceful nature.  No doubt they practice Buddhism when we’re not looking.  

Tree-huggers often reveal their gentle nature by their flowing hair – on their heads, under their arms, on their legs.  Generally they don’t squash bugs and they don’t eat cows.

You can always spot those “You’re a redneck if” by the gun mounts on their trucks.    Recently they seem to have infiltrated locations that didn’t fight with the confederates.

And then there are the Yiddish Buddhas for whom It is extremely important to understand the really meaningful things in life, such as the Eastern religion combined with Eastern European wisdom.”  Author unknown.

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 suitcase 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.

The Torah says, Love your neighbor as yourself.  The Buddha says, There is no self.   So, maybe we’re off the hook.