Sunday, July 3, 2011
Two Large Vanilla Iced Nirvanas - I just overheard the guy behind the counter at the coffee shop I'm in shout this statement. I looked up and saw another guy pick up two ice cream drinks and bring them over to a friend sitting at a table. I have written much commentary on here about the ways in which Buddhist terms, phrases, and images have been co-opted by capitalism. But today, just hearing and seeing this, I thought
"how strange! what was that?"
Which actually is pretty similar to a practice I took up awhile back. Asking, and sitting with the question "what is this?"