December 03, 2008

Purpose of life

From an old chat conversation between me and a friend:

me: I have one big question in front of me
  I need an answer
  that's all I am searching for right now
  the question is: "what am I supposed to with this life?"


From Alan Watts' Out of Your Mind (Disc 3):
There was a great Zen master, I knew once, in New York.  He was giving a lecture one evening.  He was lecturing on a sutra and he said "Fundamental principle in Buddhism is 'no purpose'.  When you drop fart, you don't say, at 9 o' clock I dropped fart.  It happened of itself."
Maybe I got my answer? :)

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