And then what do you have? Bupkes!
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THE PRINCIPLES OF JEWISH BUDDHISM -- 12. To Find the Buddha, look within. Deep inside you are ten thousand flowers. Each flower blossoms ten thousand times. Each blossom has ten thousand petals. You might want to see a specialist.
And there's even a term now: Jubu
posted by amberglow (14 comments total)
This is funny.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 3:04 PM on March 5, 2005

There's a very wry book by Roger Kamenetz, called 'The Jew in the Lotus,' about his quest for Tibetan Buddhism. The title is a play on the Tibetan mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum," which translates roughly as "[All hail] to the Jewel in the Lotus."
posted by carter at 3:09 PM on March 5, 2005

madamjubujive is not going to like this.
posted by quonsar at 3:37 PM on March 5, 2005

And there's Slyvia Boorstein's That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist.
posted by mothershock at 3:42 PM on March 5, 2005

Living Buddha, Living Christ
posted by matteo at 3:48 PM on March 5, 2005

Jewishbuddha is a member!
posted by shoepal at 5:21 PM on March 5, 2005

I resemble that remark.
posted by jewishbuddha at 10:07 PM on March 5, 2005

If you meet jewshbuddha on the road...
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:15 PM on March 5, 2005

Why do the Jewish people get top billing all the time?

Doesnt BuJew sound just as good?
posted by Balisong at 11:04 PM on March 5, 2005

i too resent this selfish, manifestly malevolent ordering of syllables...
posted by pots at 5:07 AM on March 6, 2005

Doesnt BuJew sound just as good?

Nah, and it refers to people brought up Jewish, so putting that first makes sense. If it were Buddhists switching to Judaism, then BuJu would work.
posted by amberglow at 6:01 AM on March 6, 2005

Not nearly as good (or as long!) as Xmas as a Jewish Holiday (discussed here)
posted by Aknaton at 7:52 AM on March 6, 2005

My favorite buddist teacher is Jewish: Shinzen Young. He's a really good teacher, and has to be the kindest person I've ever met.

He explains Buddhism in a very "western" way, using a lot of science and very clear explanations. They also play his dharma talks on KPFK's Something's Happening. Ther's a few talks on his web site, too.
posted by webnrrd2k at 11:23 AM on March 7, 2005

Oh, what a fun link and thread. Yay! And I loved..."would it kill you to find a nice sentient being who was Jewish?"
posted by dejah420 at 9:17 PM on March 7, 2005

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