Decoding Deepak

The real stars of Brad Warner's Hardcore Zen, Rachel McCrary and little Barbara Walters! (That's not a toy!)

The real stars of Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen, Rachel McCrary and little Barbara Walters! (That’s not a toy!)

First of all, thank you to all the people who attended last night’s screening of Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen in Los Angeles. I couldn’t be there in person. But I stayed up till 2 AM Eastern time to do a phone-in Q&A. This actually worked far better than I expected. So we’ll be doing it again for the San Francisco screening on April 20th.

Second of all, if you’d like to host a screening of the movie scroll down to the bottom of this post to learn how! I’m also available for public talks and to host daylong, three-day or other longer Zen events. All you gotta do is ask!

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The other night I was home alone and decided to take advantage of Whitney’s Netflix account. When scrolling around for something decent among the low-rent horror movies and gut-wrenching documentaries designed to make middle class people feel like their lives are at least better than whatever sad cases the doc is about, I came across a film called Decoding Deepak.

I had heard of the movie and was pretty intrigued by its premise. Deepak’s son, Gotham — who names their kid Gotham? — is an aspiring filmmaker. As a youngster little Gotham Chopra was groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps and presented to the world as the heir apparent to Deepak’s Guru-to-the-Stars mantle. But he grew disillusioned with that and decided to make his own way in the world.

While working with his dad on what was initially supposed to be something like Deepak’s version of What the Bleep Do We Know, Gotham instead decided to make a documentary about the difference between the Deepak the world either praises as a famous wise guru or derides as a New Age clown, and the Deepak he knew as his often-absent dad who never seemed to know when to just shut the heck up.

I’m kind of tired of the overuse of the word “brave” when it comes to things like this. But I think it’s at least ballsy on Deepak’s part to have allowed this film to come out. It’s given me reason to respect Deepak Chopra even though I still think he often comes across as a kind of cartoony version of eastern spirituality (usually when he lets himself go on too long). This movie, along with the extremely brilliant and important film Kumaré and — dare I add it to the list? — Pirooz Kaleyah’s documentary about me, seem to be part of a very positive change in the popular meditation movement. They dare to ask the question about who our meditation masters really are.

The next question is; And what are we gonna do about it?

In Decoding Deepak, Gotham Chopra shows us the Deepak he knows as his dad. He’s a man Gotham describes as “obsessed with being relevant,” a guy who can’t leave his Twitter feed alone even when going off to spend a week in a Buddhist monastery, a dad who doesn’t really connect with his family all that well. In my favorite scene Deepak and Gotham are discussing who will be the real director of the movie that Deepak still assumes is going to be his film. Deepak starts in on one of his typical, “You and I are just one consciousness inhabiting different bodies” homilies. At the end of it Gotham says, “Does that mean I have final cut?” This stops Deepak dead in his tracks and after a pause he says, “I don’t think that’s going to be the case.”

I see films like Decoding Deepak as the next step in our understanding of what mediation is and what happens to a person who follows the path to the degree of becoming able to teach it to others. At first, when various gurus, Zen masters and suchlike began washing up on our Western shores in the Sixties we were very credulous. We really believed these people might be supernatural entities, Gods on Earth, Messiahs. There’s a funny scene in Woody Allen’s film Annie Hall in which Shelly Duvall plays a hippie bedazzled by a Maharishi Mahesh Yogi-like figure. “This man is God!” she gushes. Woody Allen points out that her guru is on his way to the toilet. “Oh look! God’s going to the men’s room!” he says.

The next phase, which is still going very strong these days, was and is a sense of betrayal and deep disillusionment when our gurus and masters turn out to be people after all. This lead to great masses of juicy sex scandal gossip that was for quite a while taking up an unfortunate amount of space on lots of websites that ought to be dealing with other things.

Everyone is shocked — SHOCKED! — to find that their teachers are quite capable of acting like total assholes sometimes. They still can’t seem to see how their insistence upon believing their teachers to be Godlike and their teacher’s misguided belief that they had to pretend to be Godlike created a weird feedback loop that was the actual cause of much of their teachers’ misbehavior.

Nobody wants to be God on Earth. You’ll never live up to that kind of hype. Nobody can! But if you’re surrounded by people who are demanding you be that for them, it’s hard not to want to at least try. At the same time, all of these “Gods on Earth” knew it wasn’t true. And so, to get out of it they often unconsciously but deliberately worked to destroy the illusion so that they could be free.

Now we’re at the very beginning of a new phase. Some of us are starting to understand that even if our gurus and masters are not Gods on Earth, they still might yet have something valuable to offer. In Decoding Deepak, Gotham Chopra has to admit that even though his dad is kind of a self-absorbed blowhard sometimes, a supposed anti-materialist who loves shopping for expensive glasses and shoes, what Deepak does and says has a positive effect on a lot of people. Something seems to be coming through even in spite of all the shortcomings of his dad as a human being.

The initial response many of us had to our disillusionment with our fallen Gods was to reject them completely while still clinging to the belief that even if that guy turned out to be a jerk maybe somewhere out there somebody else was the real deal. Or else we’d get cynical and say the whole spirituality and meditation thing was a big lie since even those who meditated for decades on end could still grope their students or get obsessed with money, power and the trappings of fame.

But what these movies are asking is; What if there is another way? What if we can allow our teachers to be real people with their own flaws and shortcomings and yet still be capable of bringing forth a wisdom that is somehow beyond all of that?* Can we maintain the deep trust and respect for our teachers that is a necessary part of the relationship while still allowing them to be fully human?

I hope we can. It’s important that we do.

 

(*Yes I’m aware that sometimes it goes well beyond just “being human” even sometimes to criminal behavior. I’m not advocating we just look the other way when it gets really ugly. Yet I wonder if sometimes the reasons it got so bad in such cases was due almost as much to the students heaping unreasonable demands upon their teachers as it was due to the teachers being bad people.)

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I ain’t Deepak Chopra. I don’t have a closet full of diamond studded glasses and Oprah doesn’t know me from a hole in the wall. Your kind donations make this blog happen and pay my rent (once again last year I earned more from blog donations than book sales). Thank you for your support!

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  1. Mark Foote
    Mark Foote April 20, 2014 at 11:06 am | |

    Eh… what’s up, doc? (munch, munch).

    “… there is a moral dimension to what is realized. A significant part of practice is bringing out what is realized on the cushion out into your life.”

    That’s the assumption in question, I believe. We seem to have some evidence of various levels of attainment without inherent connection to a higher standard of morality.

    Gautama said that sexual intercourse would be impossible for an arahant. The order split irreconcilably over whether or not an arahant could have a wet dream (per Warder’s “Indian Buddhism”). Zen Buddhism in the West seems largely to have embraced mixed and family practice, and I believe we must face the fact that there is a connection between a person’s belief structure and their actions regardless of their spiritual attainment. In my experience, that belief structure is usually a strange combination of experiential knowledge and tradition, but the frame of mind that accords value to observation and the description of natural phenomena is the one that respect the most.

    “Mostly I try to keep my mouth shut and sit.”

    “Deliverance from thought without grasping” is one thing, action to curtail thought or speech is another!

  2. boubi
    boubi April 20, 2014 at 11:10 am | |

    Shodo
    …Why would I want to acquire another concept, that I would have to philosophize about and defend …?

    (About the true nature of the mind)

    Exactly ! Bravo ! Ata Boy !

    You think it’s a concept …. LOL His Panditness You are priceless.

    Please again which is your tradition/lineage?

    Some booklet with a yellow and black diagonal design and with a funny face on the cover, by chance?

    LOL LOL LOL !

  3. boubi
    boubi April 20, 2014 at 11:23 am | |

    Shodo
    I haven’t insulted you in any way to my knowlege, other than to possibly misunderstand you… why all the angsty writing style…?

    1 – i don’t give a damn shit about personal refenrences here, call me a bitch, an idiot (village’s), why should i even warm up to it

    2 – the only angsty thing is in your own sorry mind, i just enumerated, for clarity sake, the questions you slipped away, to avoid so called “misunderstandings”

    3 – what i felt uneasy with was the fact that you spewed empty verbiage about something that in the end you admited you had no clue about.
    You took that haughty, scornful tone of selfrighteously spreading you ignorance around as if coming from some patriarch.
    The more i asked you questions the more you climbed the ignorance tree, until you fell, admiting you ignorance.

    So thank yourself for debunking you, Your Panditness

    ps
    what is your tradition/lineage?

  4. boubi Fred
    boubi Fred April 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm | |

    That question was for me and I respond, “yes”.

  5. Mumbles
    Mumbles April 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm | |

    Thanks for the tip on the flick, Brad. I saw another father/son film a few years back that was really really good, exploring the dynamic between a well respected Tibetan Dzogchen teacher (his books were v. important to me when I first encountered Dzogchen) and his reluctant-to-buy-into-it son who is believed to be a reincarnation of a previous spiritual master.

    Its streaming on Netflix, too, I think:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Reincarnation
    Mumbles
    Mumbles April 20, 2014 at 6:50 am | Permalink | Reply

    Its interesting to me to think how most politicians want to be president, and most interested in any form of spirituality want to be the teacher and/or some form of the “ultimate” -whatever that is- call it God, Enlightenment, whatever, that something extra, other than human, etc.

    Deepok Chopra, and many many other teachers (Brad? -he teases and has out and out said he is “enlightened” here in so many words, I’m thinking of the “bridge experience” that so impressed Fred) are the latest version of a long-held tradition of wanna-be-God-men and women /or “realized God-like-men and women that again (in this sense) transcend particular traditions. You can throw Buddha in there with Jesus in this gross oversimplification.

    One of the most fascinating accounts I’ve run across is THE DEEDS OF GOD IN RDDHIPUR (trans. by)- Anne Feldhaus.

    In India (and elsewhere) there is recognition of the dark side of the equation as well in respectable terms, a kind of yin yang rationalization. See Alf Hiltebeitel’s CRIMINAL GODS AND DEMON DEVOTEES for ex.

    What exactly is going on? Do years of practice (sometimes) bring about profound changes in the nervous system? How about Ramana Maharshi, who was recognized as “enlightened” at age 16 or so after a hardcore near-death experience?

    And/or does “God” come in human form and rise from the dead?

    What is it we are doing here (on this blog, on any spiritual “search”), and what motivates it? Questions that can never be answered? Big watery brains with nothing else to do? When I stopped the search and dropped body and mind over all of this I found a lot of peace.

    I liked what Brad said about his teacher’s teeth…I had the opposite thing happen w/a Sufi master (who looked like Moses come down from the mountain w/the Law) once: I was delighted to find out that he liked to chain smoke cigarettes and watch The Price Is Right. I’d be walking by outside his room and hear the TV on and him roaring with laughter.

    Sometimes “Gods” are just “humans,” too.

    1. Fred
      Fred April 20, 2014 at 1:32 pm | |

      “Deepok Chopra, and many many other teachers (Brad? -he teases and has out and out said he is “enlightened” here in so many words, I’m thinking of the “bridge experience” that so impressed Fred) ”

      Now, now, Johnny, I never said that I was impressed.

      1. Mumbles
        Mumbles April 20, 2014 at 3:47 pm | |

        Perhaps I misunderstood, Fred. You seem to me to bring it up at times (I know I should quote chapter and verse, sorry) to make the point that it made an impression upon you.

  6. Fred
    Fred April 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm | |

    “3 – what i felt uneasy with was the fact that you spewed empty verbiage about something that in the end you admited you had no clue about.”

    Verbiage about enlightenment should be empty, and the self does have no clue
    about it.

    Shodo is enlightened

  7. logan
    logan April 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm | |

    Thanks for turning me on to this documentary. I found it a little puffy (at times it seemed like Gotham just had a bunch of footage on which he’d tacked a barely connected voiceover) but it didn’t feel like a waste of time.

    I have next to no connection to Deepak. I always dismissed him because of his association with Oprah. knowing nothing at all about him and having read none of his books (still haven’t) I just assumed he was a charlatan. I did follow him on Twitter, though, and was pleasantly surprised at how funny he was.

    Sam Harris has this to say about Deepak: “Now I find myself in the unusual position of rising to Deepak’s defense—I think this happens once a decade, when the planets align just so. As I was saying before, a person like Deepak could have authentic and life-transforming experiences in meditation that nevertheless failed to smooth out the quirks in his personality.” This sounds about right to me.

    By the way, that whole Harris post is worth a look: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/taming-the-mind
    It’s a discussion with Dan Harris, who wrote that book I haven’t read yet. I thought that post was going to be a puff piece, too, (like Deepak!) but it turned out to be a surprisingly deep conversation.

  8. Shodo
    Shodo April 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm | |

    boubi said:
    “You don’t even know what you are talking about when you
    “see no evidence of that at all” of them getting to know “the true nature of the mind”.”

    I’m going to tell you two things boubi.
    I am going to tell you what I don’t know…
    … then I’m going to tell you what I do know (and you don’t.)

    First – I don’t know anything about the “true nature of mind”.
    Feel free to educate me alllllllll about it… :)

    Second – what I do know, (and you don’t.)
    I know how someone who understands the “true nature of mind” conducts themselves in the world.

    They are -intimately- and -personally- concerned with their actions and how it effects others. They are kind people. They do their best to not act selfishly or use other for selfish ends. They don’t hurt people, or abuse them. They aren’t perfect, and when they falter they do their best to atone and make up for their failings. They are humble, they are fallible, but they are actively practicing.
    The three pure precepts are becoming more and more a reflection of their lives.
    They create good.
    They don’t create evil.
    They create good for others.

    Eido and Sazaki are failures by every metric… examples of wasted time and squandered efforts. Between the two of them the have over 100 years of abuse to their sanghas.
    If one of them is your teacher, you have my condolences.

    boubi said:
    “You think it’s a concept ”

    No I don’t.
    You are so intent on trying to hurt me that it’s effecting your reading comprehension, read the two lines wrote before you pounced:

    “As I have said, I don’t know.
    Nor can I say that I have much interest in knowing.”

    if I know it, then it’s just a concept… see?

    How about this, Ill tell you my teacher/lineage, if you agree to tell me yours…. yes? :)

  9. CosmicBrainz
    CosmicBrainz April 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm | |

    My Sensei likened the true nature of mind to an eternal now where subject/object dichotomy separate. He conveyed a conceptual image for it, which isn’t meant to be clung onto, but it is only used as an expedient means: in the middle there is a pointless point, an infinitesimal point almost, that represents the eternal now. Centrifugal to the pointless point are psychophysical layer; the closest to the point is sexual desire, lust, and etc., which is why many Zen teachers fall prone to it. Outside it more, you reach the cultural mind where individual identity is constructed (kinda like Ego or SuperEgo of Freud’s model). My sensei said this model is far from accurate, but it gives a pretty good picture of what happens in the process of Zazen. The mind falls into recursive thought patterns and speaks on its own, almost, and one can hear commercials and even conditioned subliminal messages play. The more one sits vertically with proper posture, breathing through the tandem while maintaining a non-abiding awareness, the more the point starts to manifests itself to realization.

    I’m not sure if the sensei mentioned this, but I think this pointless point “ebbs” or “beats” rhythmically in such a fashion to give rise to centrifugal mental domains of our existence, which have a close correlation to the way physical world works or so…

    So basically, true nature of mind is non-abiding awareness and Timelessness, both being the same thing: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=9510

    Zazen is not the only way to “actualize” or “realize” it. It depends on the person. It can also be a reservoir of creativity, which my Sensei also said… One can use it for artistic creation, gardening projects, martial arts, and etc. It’s why you find a lot of similar verbiage amongst those fields, since mindfulness are intrinsic parts of them.

    It’s actually absurdly simple…

    1. Mumbles
      Mumbles April 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm | |

      Thanks for sharing, CB. I wrote a cycle of poems 25 years ago that was published in a short run by a tiny press titled AT THE STILL CENTER that intuitively explores the same concept.

      Now, it reminds me a bit of the paramitas, how the mahayana treats them and the turn it takes w/the vajrayana…ie; tantra. I tend to go back to tantric practice from time to time (as with mahayana/ zazen), I know you have problems with magick but the left-hand path is essential to the right & “vice”/versa, I need a balance, always a balance…

      And you are right, it is absurdly simple.

  10. Mark Foote
    Mark Foote April 20, 2014 at 10:52 pm | |

    “I’m not sure if the sensei mentioned this, but I think this pointless point “ebbs” or “beats” rhythmically…”

    Maybe it heaves, sways, and rolls with the wisdom of gravity, God help us!

    Plunkin’ dark hole.

    I saw your film tonight, Mr. Warner, and I liked it very much, thanks. (I did thank Pirooz at the theater, rudely loud as I was leaving ’cause my friend couldn’t stay). My favorite rock star Nina Hartley was eloquent. Brad’s friends said all the right things, Pirooz did a great edit. Spot on; better would have been more wrestling and dogs (“heave, spot; roll, sway spot!), but the cat scene was good.

    To brass tacks: ‘he teases and has out and out said he is “enlightened” here in so many words, I’m thinking of the “bridge experience”’.

    After Brad had spoken of how anybody who practices long enough may have experiences, even one experience that seems to sum ti all up and be especially significant, he then went on to say that if he can have such experience, then anybody can.

    It’s fortunate for Brad that winter is lingering on the East Coast, as that bunny suit must get pretty hot whenever there’s a pointless point ebbing and beating beneath it. I was living in the home of the singer of a band called “Puke and Rally” for awhile– now there’s swaying, heaving and rolling!

    1. Mumbles
      Mumbles April 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm | |

      Hi Mark, It’s not the point that Brad said “anybody can have these experiences,” the point is he made a “point” of telling all about HIS “experience” with the “point” of letting everyone know he thinks he is “enlightened.”

      He is always doing this stuff, making a pronouncement and then playing it down. The idea is to get the “point” across, one way or the other. (sneezes “bullshit…”)

      You know all this, I bet you were just high off the film “experience.” And the shouting, etc. Beer?

  11. boubi
    boubi April 21, 2014 at 6:11 am | |

    His High Ness Shodo Of The Foreign Naming

    Do yourself a favour, stop pretending.

    As said before if your (fully legitimate) interest lies in morality, you have a wide source in your own backyard (Hillel & Jesus) without any need to sail for the Far East (assuming you are not there already), with the danger of being lost in translations and other exotic perils.

    Wanting to talk about Buddhism and not knowing what the heck the true nature of the mind (or other wording of it) is … i think that your grasp of the language is enough to find some accurate words to define the matter, i count on you.

    And it’s not a word war, being myself quite illiterate in general.

    You (yourself) said about the true nature of the mind :
    As I have said, I don’t know.
    Nor can I say that I have much interest in knowing…
    Why would I want to acquire another concept, that I would have to philosophize about and defend and

    There’s no concept at it, for being beyond concept, and it’s not to philosophize nor defend.

    So when you made those comments about “… shouts, yells, circling the high seats, shaking of fly wisks or raising of fingers…” i had the impression you didn’t know what it was that you were talking about, and i simply (just) asked you a single simple question. So you started to wrigle and produce more senseless wording.

    I have no intention to hurt you (see: Free Your Mind From Worries?).
    Your pain comes from your loftiness, from pretending.
    I asked a question, whether you know what the true nature of the mind is.
    just this.
    The pain came from you.
    Because, and you should know it due to your panditness, nirvana is samsara and samsara is nirvana.

    I don’t think i need to continue, you should have understood my words by now.

    Me? I don’t know shit, but at least i’m aware of it and it allows me to recognize others ignorants (as myself) who aren’t aware of it and are pretending …

    γνῶθι σεαυτόν
    You see? It was (as Hillel & Jesus) already right on our doorstep, no need to “… shouts, yells, circling the high seats, shaking of fly wisks or raising of fingers…”

    ps
    What is your lineage in koan practice?
    Shodo April 19, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    LoL. ;)

    Full disclosure, I’m not Soto. I am a koan practitioner.

    You tell me your and i tell you mine, deal? Want to see my cards or are you bluffing?

    1. Shodo
      Shodo April 21, 2014 at 7:57 am | |

      Boubi said:
      “Wanting to talk about Buddhism and not knowing what the heck the true nature of the mind (or other wording of it) is … i think that your grasp of the language is enough to find some accurate words to define the matter, i count on you.”

      Sorry, my grasp of language is pretty good… But it’s not that good. ;)

      “There’s no concept at it, for being beyond concept, and it’s not to philosophize nor defend.”

      … How is that not what I was talking about in my quote you cited…?

      “So when you made those comments about “… shouts, yells, circling the high seats, shaking of fly wisks or raising of fingers…”

      I was talking about all those goofy zenny behaviors talked about in all the koans. The behaviors that entrance people and this something high and lofty and “spiritual”…. Basically that’s the shit that doesn’t matter one bit, in my honest opinion.
      I still maintain that the bulk of your problem with me is based in a misunderstanding, something that I have already apologized for…

      “I asked a question, whether you know what the true nature of the mind is.
      *just* this.”

      There’s that “just this” again… Are you asking me a question or are you answering your own, I can’t tell the difference. If you are answering your own question “what is the true nature of mind” by saying “just this” then that is a stupid, zenny response… If you are just asking me, I have already told you I. Don’t. Know.
      Not zenny. Not being zenny.
      I don’t know and I don’t want to know.

      I’m with the Mountains & Rivers order.
      Was a student of Diado, when he died I became a student with his successor Ryushin. I’m no advanced practitioner either by the way…. And by that I mean I’m not working on any of the big koan collections in our tradition.

      Your turn boubi..
      Now come on, let’s bury the hatchet and be buddies. :)

  12. blake
    blake April 21, 2014 at 8:17 am | |

    I know I’ve shared this with you, Brad, but it’s worth sharing again. Deepak blocked me on Twitter. Here’s the conversation that lead to it:

    Deepak: [replying to someone] “Deepak, are you on drugs?” My brain creates ecstasy.
    Me: [replying to Deepak] That’s funny, my ass creates crack!

    KA-BLOCKED!

  13. boubi
    boubi April 21, 2014 at 1:14 pm | |

    Mister Shodo

    You sound as a total joke to me, you first say that you practice koans, then admid you don’t, while rambling about things you don’t have a clue about.

    I was talking about all those goofy zenny behaviors talked about in all the koans. The behaviors that entrance people and this something high and lofty and “spiritual”…

    What the fuck are you talking about
    all those goofy zenny behaviors talked about in all the koans. ?

    You don’t do koans, you don’t even know how they look if they were banging at your door.

    Go and ask to your teacher (if you have one) what the true nature of the mind means.

    Ask Ryushin, do better, show him the amount of garbage you unloaded here and let him explain it to you.

    My former teacher’s teacher was Y*** M***. (i think you just shared some more bull) so ask Ryushin to vouch for you, i don’t disclose personal data to sorry jokes as you.
    I think Brad and someone else should know my lineage, and they are no jokes but normal people.

    And i’m not your buddie.

    You know what Your High Punditness?
    I’m really tempted to get in touch with Ryushin and check if you exist at all :)

  14. Shodo
    Shodo April 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm | |

    Who is Y… M….?
    That is hardly disclosure boubi… What’s wrong are you embarrassed?

    1. Shodo
      Shodo April 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm | |

      Boubi said:
      “You know what Your High Punditness?
      I’m really tempted to get in touch with Ryushin and check if you exist at all.”

      Be my guest, I’ve known Ryushin over 20 years. :)

      You said this boubi:
      “You tell me your and i tell you mine, deal? Want to see my cards or are you bluffing? I don’t disclose personal data to sorry jokes as you.”

      I told you, in good faith boubi, but now you’re not holding up your end of the bargain… Kind of silly really. Seems like you have something to hide.

  15. CosmicBrainz
    CosmicBrainz April 21, 2014 at 2:27 pm | |

    In response to Shodo and Boubi,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxS_YQbumV0

  16. CosmicBrainz
    CosmicBrainz April 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm | |

    And this… First one is better though.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLC8yfrVvbQ

    The cat on the Lotus Petal welcomes you. Do not disappoint him with your fighting.

    “Om Mani Padme”

    *fade into the ineffable cosmic grandeur that is lived experience right now…*

    Actualize Buddahood now with your actions, words, and deeds. Do not worry about what is and isn’t, just live NOW!

    *makes a cosmic mudra with a contorted corny smile and farts*

  17. Shodo
    Shodo April 21, 2014 at 2:47 pm | |

    Kind of like this CosmicBrainz…? ;)

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=poZvTaEzwqY

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