Saturday, January 31, 2009
The Devil's Advocate
This picture is provided by: Derick
Any student of Zen Buddhism knows about the “middle way” path and would not adventure into any extreme positions.
No respectable practitioner would make any of the outrageous statements that are littering my posts.
I have to confess: I am a trouble maker.
I am taking the most extreme paths not because I am ignorant but because I hate ignorance.
I’ve been playing the Devil’s advocate and if any serious challenger to my positions would appear, I would have little chances of defending them.
As I started writing my blog about my spiritual quest, I came to the realization that the best thing about blogging is its great potential for social, human interaction.
I love people and their stories and as much as I love telling stories I also love to hear them.
I decided this blog should be a forum for people and ideas and it looks like my wish is slowly turning into reality.
I have met a group of wonderful people and I can say that all the people you see in this little group are highly intelligent, open minded and tolerant.
Who else would have put up with my shenanigans?
I have met Lydia – one of my oldest friends.
She is the one that have pierced through my disguise and realized that Buddha of Hollywood is just a high wire act not the person behind it.
She has given me her unconditional friendship and I have given her mine.
If you want to meet an extraordinary human being you have to visit her blog.
She is amazing! I just wish I was that good.
I have also met the Clandestine Samurai.
A fierce free spirit with a mind sharp as a katana, that doesn’t mind to speak his mind.
A rare quality that I admire greatly. He is also one of the people with amazing writing talent. Just take a look at his work!
Life: The Dynamic
Finally I have met Ted Bagley, another student of Zen.
He is the first to give me trouble with my philosophy – so I had to write this post to straighten up some things.
There are no masters only students in this blog.
I am not a leader or looking to be one. I don’t want people to follow me and I am not following anyone.
I am writing this blog as a journal to my spiritual search.
The road is long and treacherous and I would like some friends to come along.
So, anyone who would like to be my companion and friend to this journey is welcome.
This blog is and will remain an open forum for all people their ideas, stories and experiences and hopefully this will be a place for open dialog and spirited debates.
I thank you all my friends for being part of this blog and remember:
“If you meet Buddha along the road, kill him with stones!”