Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Friday, April 04, 2008

the teachings of diogenes #2

In winter Diogenes walked barefoot in the snow. In summer he rolled in the hot sand. He did this to harden himself against discomfort.

"But aren't you overdoing it a little?" a disciple asked.

"Of course," replied Diogenes, "I am like a teacher of choruses who has to sing louder than the rest in order they may get the right note."

Stolen from David Quinn's home page (well worth a look)

Update: I do not condone Quinn's views on women. I retract my recommendation that people read his website.

5 Comments:

Blogger hip said...

"He did this to harden himself against discomfort"

Awa Kenzo, a Zen Archery Master, would've said it was "to better appreciate his meager comforts".

Either way, theHippy reckons the best part of banging your head on a rock is looking for the rock. :o]

April 04, 2008 3:53 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Coming down for the Peace Boat thing, Hip? I'd buy you a drink... ;-)

April 05, 2008 12:43 PM  
Blogger hip said...

Have one for me Jez, I'm stuck at home.

April 06, 2008 2:20 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Bummer... Ok, I'll have one for you. that means I can have two drinks... Yippee...

April 06, 2008 6:08 AM  
Blogger hip said...

Back in the days of daze I was all Diogenesian - "I am like a teacher of choruses who has to drink more than the rest in order they may get the right note."

S'bin a while since I heard live music in a maritime ChunderBus.

April 06, 2008 3:57 PM  

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