A True Mutt of the 21st Century: a monk on a skateboard in China

(More about this skateboarding monk here.)

Now we’re talking about the  mutt condition! Who says a Buddhist monk can’t   skateboard?

Or why not a little ping-pong…and then pray?

This proves my theory that no matter how we’re “labeled,” we fit other categories as well. It’s part of the human condition. Help work to stomp out the trap of labels and categories for people.

Thought for the day:

Are you what others think you are, or are you what you think you are? Who are you going to let define you?

3 thoughts on “A True Mutt of the 21st Century: a monk on a skateboard in China

  1. G

    “Thought for the day:

    Are you what others think you are, or are you what you think you are? Who are you going to let define you?”

    No-thought for the day:

    I am not what others think I am,
    Nor am I what I think I am,
    For thoughts cannot define
    The indefinable.

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  2. bhiksuni Ratana

    “Is the quiet meditative expectation for a monk really in contradiction to a skateboard ride?”

    The quiet expection of the layman or bystander is that “monk should meditate”, because that’s what the book says. But monk life really is a lot more than formal meditation. Please awaken to this reality. They work hard and need a break now and then, and, even more important, they need to know your laymen’s life in order to be a better counselor.

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  3. muttslikeme Post author

    Thanks for these comments. I agree with both!
    Still, I find people try to define me and others with labels. No one lives in “categories.”

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