29th June 2011

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Temper

A Zen student came to Bankei and complained: “Master, I have an ungovernable temper. How can I cure it?”

"You have something very strange," replied Bankei. "Let me see what you have."

"Just now I cannot show it to you," replied the other.

"When can you show it to me?" asked Bankei.

"It arises unexpectedly," replied the student.

"Then," concluded Bankei, "it must not be your own true nature. If it were, you could show it to me at any time. When you were born you did not have it, and your parents did not give it to you. Think that over."

— Zen Koan

Source: ashidakim.com

29th June 2011

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The Giver Should Be Thankful

While Seisetsu was the master of Engaku in Kamakura he required larger quarters, since those in which he was teaching were overcrowded. Umezu Seibei, a merchant of Edo, decided to donate five hundred pieces of gold called ryo toward the construction of a more commodious school. This money he brought to the teacher.

Seisetsu said: “All right. I will take it.”

Umezu gave Seisetsu the sack of gold, but he was dissatisfied with the attitude of the teacher. One might live a whole year on three ryo, and the merchant had not even been thanked for five hundred.

"In that sack are five hundred ryo," hinted Umezu.

"You told me that before," replied Seisetsu.

"Even if I am a wealthy merchant, five hundred ryo is a lot of money," said Umezu.

"Do you want me to thank you for it?" asked Seisetsu.

"You ought to," replied Uzemu.

Why should I?” inquired Seisetsu. “The giver should be thankful.”

— Zen Koan

29th June 2011

Video reblogged from CollegeHumor Staff Blog with 63 notes

collegehumor:

First World Problems Rap


Ugh, I can’t put this on my iPod because I already synced it with my work laptop.

LMAO, first world problems for real

29th June 2011

Photo reblogged from Best Roof Talk Ever with 231 notes

bestrooftalkever:

RIIIIIING
RIIIIIING
…Hello. Yes. You can call me Lenny. Why do I have an analog phone connected to my iPhone? It is because I ruined “American Woman” and I can do whatever the fuck I want. 

smh where does he keep the big handset?

bestrooftalkever:

RIIIIIING

RIIIIIING

…Hello. Yes. You can call me Lenny. Why do I have an analog phone connected to my iPhone? It is because I ruined “American Woman” and I can do whatever the fuck I want. 

smh where does he keep the big handset?

29th June 2011

Photo reblogged from NFL Off-Season with 81 notes

nfloffseason:

NFL Off-Season NFL Status: Yup, still in a lockout.

Locked out!! Will run routes for money! #justsayin- Carlton Mitchell


#Justsayin lol

nfloffseason:

NFL Off-Season NFL Status: Yup, still in a lockout.

Locked out!! Will run routes for money! #justsayin
- Carlton Mitchell

#Justsayin lol