Sunday, July 08, 2007

Back at last!: Jewish zen?

Here are some "Jewish Zen" koan, or at least so someone who should know assures me that they are:

If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?

Be here now.
Be someplace else later.
Is that so complicated?

Wherever you go, there you are.
Your luggage is another story.

Accept misfortune as a blessing.
Do not wish for perfect health
Or a life without problems.
What would you talk about?

I like them. If you don't, don't write to complain. More rational and boring stuff will be posted tomorrow. I thought I should post something today, so you know I haven't vanished, just been busy fixing various things.

Toronto-based Canadian journalist Denyse O'Leary ( is the author of the multiple award-winning By Design or by Chance? (Augsburg Fortress 2004), anoverview of the intelligent design controversy, and of Faith@Science. She was named CBA Canada's Recommended Author of the Year in 2005 and is co-author, with Montreal neuroscientist Mario Beauregard, of the forthcoming The Spiritual Brain: A neuroscientist's case for the existence of the soul (Harper 2007).

My other blog is the Post-Darwinist, detailing events of interest in the intelligent design controversy.


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