If there is no self,
Whose arthritis is this?

Be here now.
Be someplace else later.
Is that so complicated?

Drink tea and nourish life.
With the first sip... joy.
With the second... satisfaction.
With the third, peace.
With the fourth, a Danish.

Wherever you go, there you are.
Your luggage is another story.

Accept misfortune as a blessing.
Do not wish for perfect health
Or a life without problems.
What would you talk about?

The journey of a thousand miles
Begins with a single "oy."

There is no escaping karma.
In a previous life, you never called,
You never wrote, you never visited.
And whose fault was that?

Zen is not easy.
It takes effort to attain nothingness.
And then what do you have?

The Tao does not speak.
The Tao does not blame.
The Tao does not take sides.
The Tao has no expectations.
The Tao demands nothing of others.
The Tao is not Jewish.

Breathe in. Breathe out.
Breathe in. Breathe out.
Forget this and attaining Enlightenment

Will be the least of your problems.

Be patient and achieve all things.
Be impatient and achieve all things faster.

To practice Zen
And the art
Of Jewish motorcycle maintenance,
Do the following:
Get rid of the motorcycle.
What were you thinking?

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Submitted by Phil Mesibov at photophil@olypen.com. Thank you, Phil.|