Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Spiritual" Animals

This "power kitty" is courtesy of the Yoga Dork.

I have had a lot of heavy posts recently. Many of my fellow Buddhist bloggers have had a lot of heavy posts recently. Some of the yoga blogs have also been pretty damn heavy.

So, it's time for a little fun!!

Considering yoga ethics in a capitalist society is tough work. Sometimes, you have to take a break from all of that, and take your dog to class.

There is an old saying about meditation practice which goes "not too tight, not too loose." In honor of Groundhog Day, here's a little buddy whose form maybe needs a bit of improvement.

Sad to say, but I think this bear has me beat in the flexibility category...

Does a rat have buddhanature?

This guy seems to make appearances both on the yoga mat and on the meditation zafu. Hmm...

And seriously, monkeys get a bad rap amongst the Buddhists.

Hell, they even sometimes handle sangha better than people.

Of course, it's good to have a balanced view of things. Like this photo of members of the Buddhist blogosphere attacking Genpo Roshi's car.

Maybe after the dust settles, we can all listen to the words of that famous post riot American peacemaker, Rodney King:

Please, we can get along here. We all can get along. I mean, we’re all stuck here for a while. Let’s try to work it out. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to work it out.

Fist bumps to you all. Meow!


dragonfly said...

Awesome post, Nathan. Just what I needed this morning. Peace. :)

Anonymous said...

Phew! Yes, it's lovely to have a light and humourous post! Thank you!