Monday, January 04, 2010

Stupid Fox News People. Period.

It's funny how things work... I just got around to sending Tiger Woods a "How To Meditate DVD" (along with a bonus "Why Everyone Should Meditate" DVD) this afternoon, when what should I see on Facebook but the following video clip:



First of all, Buddhism is not a faith, it is a practice. If you don't practice, it is as useless as blind faith (pretty useless). Second, Tiger Woods is not Buddhist, his mother is. He himself apparently says,



"I believe in Buddhism. Not every aspect, but most of it. So I take bits and pieces. I don't believe that human beings can achieve ultimate enlightenment, because humans have flaws."

(source)




He's obviously not a logic major either... let's see:

premise: human beings have flaws.
conclusion: human beings cannot become flawless.

Even if enlightenment meant becoming flawless, which I suppose in some ways it does, there is no escaping the fact that people can, and regularly do, overcome their flaws. Most of us just spend too much time doing pointless things like knocking little white balls around with funny-looking weed-whackers to get much further than learning to keep our hands out of the cookie jar. It seems those who are the best at pointless things turn out to be the worst at those more pointy things in life. Sayth the Buddha:



"asāresāramatino, sārecāsāradassino.
te sāraṃ nādhigacchanti, micchāsaṅkappagocarā.
sārañca sārato ñatvā, asārañca asārato.
te sāraṃ adhigacchanti, sammāsaṅkappagocarā."

"Who believes there to be a point in the pointless, who sees not the point in the pointed,
he reaches not unto the point, having perverted thoughts for a pasture.
And who, seeing the point in the pointed and the pointlessness of the pointless,
he reaches unto the point, having righteous thought for a pasture."

(Dhp 11-12)


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