Sunday, September 10, 2006

the buddhist view.

i take a naive view on life........simple observations about people, places and things that seem so obvious to me come to some as a revelation or makes me wonder what people see, hear and feel all day.
for instance, i was in a book store the other day and saw a book on buddhism and on the back cover was a statement about how buddhism was different from traditional western religions in that it held the belief that humans strive naturally toward finding joy and are happiest when doing so.

so traditional western religions believe something different?

and that`s a good thing?

religious dogmatists want people to follow the rules. these people are technocrats of the highest order.
no smiling allowed.

give me a laughing fat man to follow any day. or maybe i`ll smile some more and walk my own path. either way i`ll be free to choose joy and`s what we all want, after all.


rama said...

Give me a laughing fat man ... that's really rich! This also reminded me of JD Salinger's epiphany (in Franny & Zooey): "The Fat Lady is Jesus". Thanks! Best, rama

dr.alistair said...

an epiphany.......why do you think he`s laughing?