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  • Writer's pictureLama Jigme Gyatso

Why do Charlatans Wax Cryptic? - 21oct21

A Zen Roshi

enjoyed a hike

on a beautiful spring morn.

Turning to his student

he explained,

“If you perceive this

then you know all you need know

of the Buddha’s path.”

Why did he resort

to such a cryptic form

of communication?

Because the old fraud

was more interested in hiding behind

the illusion of profundity

than he was

in ensuring his student’s


Like Palpatine who promised Anakin Skywalker

the secret to immortality,

when in actuality, he knew it not.

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