Smoking Loon Bodhisattva

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  • AlanLa
    Member
    • Mar 2008
    • 1405

    Smoking Loon Bodhisattva

    I am partial to Smoking Loon wine when it's on sale, as tonight it was. I've read the back label before, but tonight it occurred to me it told the story of a bodhisattva.

    "Besides his bein' kinda crazy, they called him the Smoking Loon 'cause he was so dam efficient," Jake began, stubbing out his cigar. "He'd take care of business an' get in an' out before anybody'd see him comin'... leavin' no trace 'cept the lingering sound of his eerie, loon-like cackle. No one was really sure who he was or who he worked for, but when word got out someone needed his services, the Smoking Loon just appeared on their doorstep, like outta thin air or somethin."
    May you be a bodhisattva smoking loon... Such is my aspiration, tho I have far to go, especially on the parts about appearing out of nowhere and leaving no trace and being efficient. Quite clunky, I am. Being crazy and the cackling, however, I think I got covered 8)
    AL (Jigen) in:
    Faith/Trust
    Courage/Love
    Awareness/Action!

    I sat today
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39074

    #2
    Re: Smoking Loon Bodhisattva

    Originally posted by AlanLa
    I am partial to Smoking Loon wine when it's on sale, as tonight it was. I've read the back label before, but tonight it occurred to me it told the story of a bodhisattva.

    "Besides his bein' kinda crazy, they called him the Smoking Loon 'cause he was so dam efficient," Jake began, stubbing out his cigar. "He'd take care of business an' get in an' out before anybody'd see him comin'... leavin' no trace 'cept the lingering sound of his eerie, loon-like cackle. No one was really sure who he was or who he worked for, but when word got out someone needed his services, the Smoking Loon just appeared on their doorstep, like outta thin air or somethin."
    May your bodhisattva activities be in less moderation than your wine drinking...
    Yes, some may take this 'teaching' in healthful moderation ... some should perhaps lay off completely as they don't know when to stop the 'teaching'. :?

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • AlanLa
      Member
      • Mar 2008
      • 1405

      #3
      Re: Smoking Loon Bodhisattva

      Agreed, Jundo, but you appeared sort of like a smoking loon with that reply. I was already editing when you replied, realizing some errors in phrasing and wanting some depth in the original anyway. Please refer to the new "original" post. Cheers!
      AL (Jigen) in:
      Faith/Trust
      Courage/Love
      Awareness/Action!

      I sat today

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      • joshbrown
        Member
        • Jun 2011
        • 19

        #4
        Re: Smoking Loon Bodhisattva

        Loon is our state bird!

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        • Risho
          Member
          • May 2010
          • 3179

          #5
          Re: Smoking Loon Bodhisattva

          Originally posted by Jundo

          Yes, some may take this 'teaching' in healthful moderation ... some should perhaps lay off completely as they don't know when to stop the 'teaching'. :?

          Gassho, J
          hahahhahhaahahhahahha
          Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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          • Hoyu
            Member
            • Nov 2010
            • 2020

            #6
            Re: Smoking Loon Bodhisattva

            Josh wrote:
            Loon is our state bird
            Oh, with it being named the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" I thought is was the mosquito! :lol:

            Gassho,
            John
            Ho (Dharma)
            Yu (Hot Water)

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            • joshbrown
              Member
              • Jun 2011
              • 19

              #7
              Re: Smoking Loon Bodhisattva

              *scratches legs*

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              • Hoyu
                Member
                • Nov 2010
                • 2020

                #8
                Re: Smoking Loon Bodhisattva

                *scratches legs*
                Good one :lol:

                Gassho,
                John
                Ho (Dharma)
                Yu (Hot Water)

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