Is there Zen in This?

You decide!

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Published in: on October 2, 2010 at 3:12 am  Comments (7)  

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  1. The domestique approached the master and asked “after I have completed 7 hill repeats, will I reach enlightenment?” The master smacked him on the head with a tire pump and stated “Pain feels no bicyclist.” (Translator’s note: Some versions of the story have the master just uttering the single word “Merckx”.)

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  2. who the hell is ed roy number one? you’re not meditating when you’re shitfaced, Goldberg. Duck!

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    • Joanna–
      Notice the date, 1982. I undoubtedly was shitfaced. Meditation was 19 years in my future.

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  3. I think there is. Pecos Bill looks like he’s “spoilin’ for a fight.” He is looking at the other cowboy, because the bicyclist is smiling peacefully. No fight there…the bicyclist has nothing to prove…he’s not looking angry, and he’s not looking weak. He just is.

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  4. why was the bicyclist in a rough cowboy bar in the first place…or as an old Sufi teacher told me once “the work is easy in a health food store, the real work was in Safeway” Was this his Safeway(do you have those back east?)?

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    • Safeway is known to us here. As for the Why question: Bicyclists don’t choose their stopping spots. Their legs do the choosing, and you’ll never find a brain in a kneecap.

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  5. quite cool!! LOVE!

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