I recently heard from a young Swede – let’s call him Loki to protect his identity. Although we had corresponded in the past, in a very superficial way, we never met in person. Despite his attempt to sound calm and controlled, even over the phone I could discern a certain … Continue reading
Nature does not make men equal; souls differ still more than bodies. ~ Antoine Fabre d’Olivet As I’ve been pondering which of two alternative endings to use for Post #1001 – if it ever appears at all – some recent inquiries have prompted this recapitulation before moving on to other … Continue reading
⇐ Loving an Earth Girl “Hey, kid, do you have a Twinkie®?” “I’ve told you before, I won’t give you my last Twinkie®. You’re a Tulku, why don’t you just conjure one up?” “It wouldn’t be ethical to use my powers for such a mundane task.” “Since when have you … Continue reading
⇐ Love is but a DreamThe Little Yellow Pill ⇒ Three heads are better than one, if you get my drift. I didn’t hear from my strange conversation partner for several weeks, though I became obsessed with the ideas he had left me. “A dream in exchange for truth!” he … Continue reading
⇐ The Butterfly EffectLoving an Earth Girl ⇒ The monk confesses his sin and reveals the secret of love to the Kid. “Hey, kid, I’m back.” “Tell me how I can get rid of you.” “You can’t … I need you to help me get back to earth.” “But, that’s … Continue reading
⇐ How to Lick a ToadLove is but a Dream ⇒ “Wow. That must have burned up a lot of bad karma.” “It should have. I got what seemed like a good position in a butterfly garden in Japan.” “From a toad to a bug. What was so good about … Continue reading
⇐ The Channel’s GigThe Butterfly Effect ⇒ The following night I ate chicken soup for dinner and tried to relax. I was fighting to stay awake, when I heard the voice: “Sorry ‘bout the birds. I got disconnected.” “I thought you were shot in the back. Are you dead?” “I … Continue reading
⇐ The Nuns teach him TantraHow to Lick a Toad ⇒ “I see. Those mathematicians figure things out the best way. And what happened to you?” “I was relieved of my post as abbot. Since I had no worldly skills at all, they found me a position as an advisor … Continue reading
“Oh, I see. You were Hugh Hefner of Lhasa.”
“Hardly. We weren’t permitted to derive any pleasure from the practices.”
“I bet it took a lot of practice to overcome all desire.” I was quite skeptical.
“True, we practiced quite diligently. Until …”
“Until what?” He was finally grabbing my attention.
The Nuns Teach Him Tantra ⇒ It was a raw and drizzly night in the city. I was walking along a deserted street at 2 A.M.when a sudden shift in the wind blew some cold rain in my face, putting out the Gauloise dangling from my lips. Cursing the elements, … Continue reading