Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"Mom, He's Touching Me!"

This is ridiculous. Two Buddhist teachers have not been more than 15 feet apart in the past ten years.
"If they cannot be seated near each other on a plane, they do not get on. When she uses an airport restroom, he stands outside the door. And when they are here at home in their yurt in the Arizona desert, which has neither running water nor electricity, and he is inspired by an idea in the middle of the night, she rises from their bed and follows him to their office 100 yards down the road, so he can work."
There is something to be said here that their relationship is celibate, that is they have given up sex. At least they won't be making any more crazies. Mr. Roach is quoted as saying, “If you are consciously patient with people during the day, you will see more beauty.” I am a pretty patient person (sometimes) and I see lots of beauty. I don't think I need to go live in the desert and shun my worldly possessions to see more.

Then there's this story from our kiwi friends.
"The number of sex workers in New Zealand does not appear to have increased since legislation decriminalising prostitution became law, according to a new report."
Economic hard times are certainly a global problem as the report noted that "around 93 per cent of sex workers cited money as the reason for getting into and staying in the sex industry." This post could easily degrade into a NSFW post, so I will leave it right there and would like to hear what you all think.


Amy said...

Forget the Kiwi prostitute thing -- that NYT piece on the Buddhists got a little NSFW: "He . . . became taut and lean in a way he was not before"?

Ok, maybe it's just me, but those two creep me out.

Lana Gramlich said...

What's NSFW?

Brave Astronaut said...

Not Safe For Work

Lana Gramlich said...

Ahhhh...Degrade away. *LOL*