View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Baba Dada Speaks

I have been having a bit of fun with our local newspaper.

Well, fun for me, anyway.

In part of its effort to create an Internet presence, the newspaper allows blogs.

Some of the blogs are fine, offering insights and observations. Some are just pseudo advertising. Some are, well, let's just say reflections of their writers.

I post some legitimate observations of my own, but I have also inflicted Baba Dada on them in reaction to some of the other blogs and to some of the new age "wisdom" that's out there. It also gives me a chance to play with dada.

Every day I post some insight from Baba Dada. Some of the insights actually have some meaning. Some are silly. Some are just absurd.

Here's a few of them:

You either do, or don't do. But not doing may be doing, and doing may be not doing. It all depends on what you are doing.

History is often just officially approved legends.

The rich get richer, the poor get billed.

When reality proves too much, deny it.

Wealth can't make you happy, but it can pay the bills.

He who is full of himself has no room for anyone else.

Go beyond detachment to infinite indifference.

There are those who say, "Be here now."
I was there yesterday.

He who talks a lot often has little to say.

The more you do the more you do. Just be sure to clean up after what you do do.

The path to true wisdom begins with the aardvark.

One who heeds the advice of others always has someone to blame.

Whether you choose or don't choose you choose.

Birth is the beginning of death, death is the beginning of life, life is the beginning of beginning, and beginning begins to begin when you are ready to begin at the beginning.

The enlightened soul practices passionate indifference.

Not sure what I will do with these. Maybe a book of pseudo wisdom? I'll have to ask Baba Dada for some advice.


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