Challenge #4

http://twentytwowords.com/2012/05/08/the-rebel-and-the-buddhist-monk/ (click on the link to see a picture of the rebel and the monk. Who is the rebel? Who is the monk?)

Rebel or monk—is there a place in Zen for rebels as well as monks? Maybe we need to fall down out of our grand rebellion and be ordinary. Or maybe we need to shake things up—drive out complacency and inertia with the cayenne of bright revolt. Let your inner rebel or your inner monk speak.

3 comments:

Kim Kjome said...

Well the kids are all ready to go
-old man,  sick man and dead man
They got their surfboards, they're going to the discotheque Au Go Go
It sparked a renunciation.
She just couldn't stay she had to break away-
Left the kingdom, cut off the hair, 
Sheena's a Zen Punk Rocker!
(thanks to the Ramones)

Kim Kjome said...

Well the kids are all ready to go
-old man, sick man and dead man
They got their surfboards, they're going to the discotheque Au Go Go
It sparked a renunciation.
She just couldn't stay she had to break away-
Left the kingdom, cut off the hair,
Sheena's a Zen Punk Rocker!
(thanks to the Ramones)

Vince Nocito said...

In our modern American culture of constant distraction, commercialism and 24/7 digital connectedness, Nothing could be more revolutionary than Zen. Simply to disconnect, stop, and Just Sit is a revolution. Most people can't even imagine sitting still for 5 minutes, or tuning off their cellphones & not checking their email for a minute or two. Zen students sit still facing a wall for 40 minutes or more at a time, sometimes do it repeatedly for days in Sesshin & unplug from the digital commercial world for long periods - Zen monks ARE Revolutionaries.