“Tell me, why was he like this?”
(Except for the names and the subject of Sander’s sermon, quote is taken from the book, ‘ZEN LETTERS - Teachings of Yuanwu’ - Translated by J.C. Cleary and Thomas Cleary).
It’s because of the arrogant presumption of how much fucking good you think you’re doing by spewing this stuff all over the forum. You think it’s such hot shit that everyone else needs a dose of it, otherwise you’d be happy with personal and subjective observations. Like Stein’s Oakland, however, there is no “there” there. And this is not the not-there you think you’re talking about. It’s the not-thereness of the hot shit that isn’t there, but purports itself to be.
It is hilarious how much ego we see caught up in these attempts to demolish the ego. It is breathtaking how much banality is exhibited in broadcasting how enamored one can become of one’s own self-assessed capacity to breathe in profundity.
Get the picture?