Christmas joke and a Happy New Year


How do you know when Mara got you in one of his 50 false enlightenments?
As your body dies, he pops up before you and goes;
Hey, congratulations you are free – NOT!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you,


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10 Responses to Christmas joke and a Happy New Year

  1. n. yeti says:

    Or, for some Buddhists, he might pop up and say “surprise! I’m here to collect the other 11 euros you owe me for the Gita the ISKONS sold you.”

  2. Methexis says:

    Merry Christmas to you too! Perhaps I will sound sentimental but I truly mean it when I say I am glad people like you exist in this world. Even though you send me to false enlightenments and hells, you know how rare it is, that people actually devote so much time to the Buddha-Dharma? It’s auspicious. So disregarding our ecumenical misgivings, whether Hindu or Buddhist, I proclaim my deep respect for people who devoted their best years and in some cases their lives – to this wonderous teaching. Merry Christmas! My wish is that not Mara, but Amida Buddha welcomes you all at death with his wide embrace.

  3. Methexis says:

    My Christmas wish above was meant primarly for Tozen, and Vajragoni, and N. Yeti; but it also applies to good readers of this blog such as “Suki” I think was his name, I can’t remember right now.

  4. Methexis says:

    No disrespect meant, I had a glass or two.
    For Christmas I break a precept! (Or two.)

  5. Methexis says:

    Check this post’s info, love the bottom part:

    “Tags: Christmas, Mara”


    • Vajragoni says:

      Yes, for some time now WordPress has been automatically adding its own tags to the blogs; this time I simply couldn’t add anything more–just loved how that turned-out! 🙂

  6. n. yeti says:

    Yes, it is a joy to walk with true friends of buddha who delight in the dharma. And yes here is a toast to the man with the saffron suit, not the red one. Ho Ho ho.

  7. Suki says:

    Best of the season to all. Methexis, I check in everyday to read this blog and the Zennist’s too! And of course the pointers offered by Tozen. All three are great resources.

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