Friday, January 13, 2006

Kleptomaniac me

I admit having this one "stolen" from Nerdine

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
Here it is:

"And what would happen to the Buddha when he died?"

Hmm, let me give you the sixt sentence as well:

"We don't know why but apparently in the days of the Buddha quite a lot of the disciples, and quite a lot of members of the public, were very interested in in this last question."

I feel like retyping the entire book but I prefer you read it yourself (if you like of course)..

It is called "Who is the Buddha" by Sangharakshita who is a Buddhist master that teaches the ancient wisdom in a modern western oriented way. I haven't read it yet, just unwrapped it for this bogpost as it was given as a present and still laying next to my chair :-)


Granny said...

I just stole your meme which you stole from Nerdine.

Lesley said...

I am stealing it too!

Vee said...

me too. it's on my blog. :)

Callooh said...

I WAS just going to put it here, but
I guess I'll have to put in on my blog... hmm does this mean I have become assimalated?

Cocaine Jesus said...

i would leave a comment but i notice that the comment section is full of thieves. better leave now before someone steals my shoes!

Kathleen Callon said...

From Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan"...

"The banner at the head of the mast before them was thin air."

Gary said...

As posted on Julianblue, who got it from you DA:

Okay... I'm doing it live. I'm grabbing Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nor There (Travels in Europe). I'm turning to page 123... Now I'm on the 5th line - and it is:

"Some things are so monstrous as to be unpardonable."

Wow! Hardly humour Billy! It's tucked into in funny passage about Germany and Germans. Here's the line I wish was the 5th (still on page 123):

"One thing hadn't changed - women still don't shave their armpits - they all look so beautiful and stylish, and then they lift up their arms and there's a Brillo pad hanging there."

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madcapmum said...

"When the spear stuck into it, it jumped in the air and took off so fast it pulled the spear gun right out of my hand." -Portofino, by Frank Schaeffer.

I've been browsing through your back posts and enjoying myself very much. I like an ecclectic approach!

Granny said...

"Yeah, back when they were in style"

As I said on granny, that sums up my whole wardrobe.

From "I Know This Much Is True"
Wally Lamb

I'm on page 40 or so trying to find time to read. Perhaps I should turn off the computer?

Blog Monkey said...

"maybe, just as the glimpse of the orange dove that for a moment seemed so vivid, a bit of that evolution can be seen here too"

nice. beauty lives about us, grows, feeds, dies... is resurrected. we just have to pay attention.