my brain when i am ignoring it, keeps busy and entertains itself in many ways.
often with a song.
often the song it hums to itself is an attempt to send a message.
sometimes i notice and it's fun to figure out the message.
the past few days it's been telling me a joke, whenever i bother to listen to the brain-chatter.
here's the joke:
"Outside of a dog a book is man’s best friend because inside of a dog it’s too dark to read."
usually attributed to Groucho.
like the brain-song messages, it turns out to be a koan for me. i'd been filling out my application for Sacred World Assembly and got stuck on the question about the Sakyong Mipham as my vajra master.
i will for sure then be inside the dog.
i've been inside the dog before, as a christian in my teens, and yes it was too dark to read. once inside the dog it's so natural to twist everything and make a religion out of it, heehee. to twist everything to glorify and justify that inside this dog is true and perfect.
so the question for me is how to be inside the dog and still be able to read. or is it to have the courage to be inside the dog and give up reading?