This is National Lampoon’s 1972 parody of “The Desiderata of Happiness,” an early 20th century poem about how to live happily in the world which became a pop cultural icon in the form of a poster which hung ubiquitously throughout homes, churches and businesses during the 60s and 70s. If you ever saw the poster as a child you will love this hilarious twist on the message.
Zen is the product of the the constant practicing of mindfulness. It is a way to feel, experience, express and understand reality in its entirety.
It is a Japanese philosophy, that is based of the teachings of the Buddha. It makes sense, now that I think about it, that sarcasm and Zen would go perfectly together.
It doesn’t contradict itself in execution or meaning. To be sarcastic you have to understand the subject matter thoroughly enough express different aspects of it.
Zen is about expressing multiple sides of one concept simultaneously as well. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some totally bogus Zen teachings that will, hopefully, give you a little chuckle! No insult intended to the Zen at all. I hope this doesn’t offend anyone; if so, it’s not my intention.