Buddhism will F*ck you UP.

Via Walk The Talk Show
on Oct 3, 2014
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Buddhism is tough

Go Buddhist or go home!

Are you manly? Buddhism for you!

Are you girl? Go be Christian. Girly man? Hinduism.

Buddhism now, crying in your pillow later.

Buddhism Kicks Ass: The Four Karmas & Mahakala [protector principle; transmuting aggression].

Buddhism is all about peace, love and understanding. Generosity, Discipline, Patience, Exertion, Meditation and Wisdom. True, true. Still, there’s a long proud tradition of warriorship in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, full of stories about cutting off folks’ heads and burying them upside down. Is this just a barbaric hangover from pre-Buddhist Tibetan days? Or is there a place for ‘kicking ass’ within a peace-focused life?

We all know and understand the notion of “tough love”—a momma hollering at a child about to touch a hot oven. That kind of aggression is with the benefit of others in mind. Conventional aggression—my temper tantrums, for example—rises rather out of confusion, neurosis, frustration, klesha.

In my days as a Dharma Brat, growing up in an American Buddhist family, we studied the Four Karmas. Karma, in Buddhism, simply means action. The four actions, which are sequential, are:

1. Pacifying. If that doesn’t work, you move on to…

2. Enriching. If that doesn’t work, you move on to…

3. Magnetizing. If that doesn’t work, you move on to…

4. Destroying.

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15 Responses to “Buddhism will F*ck you UP.”

  1. Iektje Stephens says:

    Kind of a misogynist statement, don't you think? Being a girl does not mean being weak!

  2. sarahtheaquarian says:

    love, love, love this post.

    "Or is there a place for ‘kicking ass’ within a peace-focused life?"

    In my experience, there most definitely is. 🙂

  3. Yoginama says:

    Thank you for the anti-misogynist comment at the tail end – I hope those annoyed (like I was) listen to the end. Respect for the Mamas! We need a Dalai Mama;)

  4. Ariana says:

    Lol! Good one Way ~ I like this side of you… More irreverent humor please!

  5. By the way… What were you drinking? I want some of that! 😉

  6. danielle says:

    What's Waylon's brother's name? He's hot (and probably stinky). Looking forward to his 'kicking ass when your downward dog hits the deck' enlightenment on yoga.

  7. elephantjournal says:

    he says towards the end "and by the way, the only thing tougher than a real man…is my momma and your momma, so dont be callin girls girlie girls. There's nothing wussier than being sexist" We love our women!

  8. zenda says:

    Thanks for the belly laugh!

  9. elephantjournal says:

    Thanks, Lindsey! I also say being sexist is girly. Girlyness isn't being a girl, or a woman. Also, this is satire, I'm making fun of the macho attitude. You should applaud that. NOW

  10. elephantjournal says:

    Yay! Mamas rule. Literally. My mom ruled me with an iron fist. Well, a strong heart.

  11. elephantjournal says:

    Thank you, Miss Huffington?

  12. elephantjournal says:

    I think it was the stink of my socks

  13. Brian Westbye says:


  14. Vicki Jurney-Taylor says:

    I am a quadriplegic woman who uses a ventilator 24/7, and I’m fucking tough enough to be a Buddhist, Waylon. Oh, by the way, I find you fucking entertaining too!

  15. empoweredruntimages says:

    I've been a Buddhist since 1984… that means nothing. I appreciate yours or anyones point of view. You may want to work on your delivery before your next release. Your other vids are a bit more tolerable. I think you know as much as anyone one that what you wear, what you do all the illusions of where you are at mean nothing. The phrase "without judgement" is used often. You intentions are awesome I question the effectiveness but not my trip…something to think about.