[Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying [confused]

Richard P. Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Mon Jun 7 14:15:43 MDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-06-07 at 15:09 -0400, Andre Zuban wrote:

> So, Buddhism is rather a gay science then for if the above is wrong
> then there is nothing to worry about, and if it is right then there is
> no one to worry about. :)

I believe you have headed the hit right on the nail (or whatever the
expression is). The unofficial anthem of Buddhism is Bobby McFerrin's
song "Don't worry, be happy." Admittedly, McFerrin got the idea from the
mystical Jewish grandmother Bubbie Meier. Or was it the Vedantin Muslim
mystic Meher Baba? I'm always getting those two mixed up in my happily
non-worrying way. 

Second only to Cornell West, Bobby McFerrin is my favorite gay
scientist. Frankly, I don't think anyone but a blues man can grasp the
full implications of the first noble truth and move from there into the
degree of rhapsodic scientific gaiety needed to sing and dance with


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