When one becomes enlightened, laughter is almost a natural by-product; spontaneously it comes, for the simple reason that we have been searching and searching our lives for something which was already there inside. Our whole effort was ridiculous! Our whole effort was absurd. One laughs at the great cosmic joke.
One laughs at the sense of humor that God must have or the existence: that we have it with us already and we are searching for it. One laughs at one’s own ridiculous efforts, long long journeys, pilgrimages, for something which was never lost in the first place.
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.