[Buddha-l] Cockroaches

Richard Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Thu Jun 24 10:44:10 MDT 2010

On Jun 24, 2010, at 8:52 AM, Erik Hoogcarspel wrote:

> In East-Asia cockroaches end up deep-fried on plates.

I recall watching in fascination as a giant cockroach in Singapore mounted a glowing cigarette end that someone had discarded on the sidewalk. After unsuccessfully trying to mate with the cigarette, the frustrated cockroach limped away. No one believes this story, since everyone knows that throwing a cigarette butt onto the sidewalks of Singapore is punishable by death (followed by birth as a randy cockroach). 

> The cockburger is our future.

Sounds delectable, especially when followed by smoking a postprandial roach. But would such a meal meet with the approval of the authors of the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra? I think not. Therefore I am not.


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