Pretty much my favorite Buddhist quote ever.

Via on Mar 21, 2012

Since everything is but an apparition,

perfect in being what it is,

having nothing to do with good or bad,

acceptance or rejection,

one may well burst out in laughter.

~ Longchenpa

Spirituality, meditation, enlightenment isn’t serious stuff. If you’re overly serious about it, you have much work left to do. For many years, this beautifully-calligraphed quote hung in Marpa House. Not sure where it hangs, now. ~ ed.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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9 Responses to “Pretty much my favorite Buddhist quote ever.”

  1. ValCarruthers says:

    Love it, Waylon. Ya just gotta laugh!

    Just posted to "Popular Lately" on the Elephant Spirituality Homepage.

    Valerie Carruthers
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  2. iheartmyyogi says:

    Oh! You converted to Buddhism just recently did you? And you having a Catholic up bringing an all ;-)

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  4. karlsaliter says:

    YUMMMMM.

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  9. @tom_zorro says:

    go stand out in the middle of the road and keep telling yourself that, then comeback and tell me if its true..

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