Sunday, 10 February 2008

Sometimes when my mind is full of venom and retribution, I sit for a while with buddha

if-nearly-3000-years

6 comments:

Fern said...

but there is some joy in reacting, no?

and maybe it technically wouldn't be called 'joy.'

Ellis Nadler said...

If the relation between will or desire and action is taken to be causal, we can consider ourselves to be fortunate in finding that when, say, we want to open a door, at the very least an attempt to open the door ensues, since it is in no way foreign to the notion of cause that such a desire should have issued in a quite different effect,as, say, that of taking off our shoes.

Debra Kay said...

Patience NOW Dammit!

Prozacville said...

I don't know what you're going on about Nadler. I'm clearly not as clever as I thought I was.

The question is ultimately choosing what to react to. Reacting (ie thinking) after reading some Adam Phillips is a joy. Reacting to people who piss you off by going into a crowded lecture theater and shooting them is a crime.

Ellis Nadler said...

I can make you clever

Prozacville said...

Is that like one of the frequent missives I get in my inbox promising to make my cock larger?