Cartoon: Why elephant doesn’t offer an Entertainment section.

Via on Aug 3, 2013

George Orwell

This Cartoon reminds us why Buddhism is not a fan of Entertainment.

We focus on family, adventure, bicycling, eco-responsibility, social good, active citizenship, yoga, wellness, non new agey spirituality, enlightened education, the arts, ecofashion…it’s a long list. But we don’t cover sports or entertainment, or consumption for consumption’s sake.

This Cartoon reminds us why Buddhism is not a fan of Entertainment.

And neither is elephant. While we cover videos with cute piggies (reminding us that animals are sentient, too, not just breakfast) and write endless blogs about Top 10 Ways to Be Happy, we don’t cover pop culture news or movies, generally, or sports for sports sake. Some movies, some moments in sports, some stories are worthwhile. It’s not black and white.

Except that it is. Distraction is the enemy. Our enemies are our greatest teachers, however, not enemies, merely. That’s why the fly is the symbol of “coming back to the present moment” in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.

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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