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

Andre Zuban azuban at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 19:43:58 MDT 2010

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 4:15 PM, Richard P. Hayes <rhayes at unm.edu> wrote:
> 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
> abandon.
> Richard
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Worry,_Be_Happy

What puzzles me is that there will be always those who'd take the
first part of my little eulogy as a suggestion to start worrying about

Thanks for the link. I also always liked what master Suzuki used to
say - "you must be cheerful".


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