Saturday 1 December 2007
Thursday 29 November 2007
Wednesday 28 November 2007
Wednesday 7 November 2007
Rudra's favourite airport, and remember he considers airports to be the Western equivalents of Zen temples, is Stanstead. There you are delivered to your plane in a driverless train.
See Dave's comments below. He refers to one such train at a Malaysian Airport:
"The train, is fully driverless and automated. One example, when the train reaches platform, the exit doors will open first for passengers to disembark and only in a short while, the entrance door at the other side will be open (so called Spanish solution)."
Having just returned from the South of Spain I see how apt this description is. There appeared to be many driverless cars in that region.
Friday 26 October 2007
Monday 22 October 2007
There are no problems. There is nothing wrong. Everything is unfolding as it should. Everything happens in its own time. Space and time are illusions. They really do not exist. They're stationary. Causation doesn't exist either. No thing has a cause, therefore no thing has an effect. Cause and effects are again products of your own mind. When the mind is quiet, karma ceases. Samscaras are non-existent. There never was a cause for anything. But if you feel that in a previous life you did something wrong and now you are paying the price, or if you think that you did something wrong in this life and you’re paying the price, then you'll pay the price, because that's what you think.
What are you doing with your life? How do you spend your days? The appearance is that your body is getting older and older, and if you're still judging by appearances you try to look younger and younger by putting creams on your face, by exercising day and night, by buying the finest clothes. It's like beating a dead horse. The so called body is not meant to last. As soon as you were born you began to die. Therefore find out. Who is born? Who dies? Who has experiences? Who is going through this entire mess? Who needs it? Who wants it? Wake up!
Think of all the people looking for liberation, for enlightenment. Who wants to be liberated? The ego. There is no ego. (Laughter) There is no one to be liberated. Yet you continue to believe you exist.
Sunday 14 October 2007
Spread the Word
Pastafarians believe above all else that it is our duty to enlighten others to our beliefs. This section is dedicated to those that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to spread the word.
Tuesday 9 October 2007
Wednesday 3 October 2007
Saturday 15 September 2007
Thursday 19 July 2007
Mr Du Mosch had no time to think before grabbing the wild creature.
Clad only in his night clothes, Arthur Du Mosch lunged at the big cat and grabbed its neck, pinning it down for 20 minutes until help arrived.
"This kind of thing doesn't happen every day," the 49-year-old said. "I wasn't thinking, I just acted."
Tuesday 10 July 2007
"Rudrinee was walking in the park this morning and got some pure consciousness stuck on the bottom of her shoe " Holy Cow!" she muttered....Oh well shit happens... "
Sunday 27 May 2007
Thursday 17 May 2007
Tuesday 15 May 2007
Monday 14 May 2007
Due to a surfeit of chicken, Rudrina (Rudra's feminine aspect) is in need of bodily balance. We learn that a trip to the Indian Sub-continent is in prospect and that she has availed of the following offer:
SUMMER DISCOUNT ON PANCHKARMA TREATMENT
It is to inform you that summer discount @ 25% on total cost of Panchkarma Treatment covering the period from 15th May 2007 to 31st August 2007 has been approved. Please send your kit & kin for availing the good opportunity and take the Panchkarma Treatment and inform the other persons also who are not enjoying this facility during the season time so that the paucity of time would not affect.
Kit and kin have been duly notified as we are sure that the paucity of time will not affect.
Rudra himself is preparing for an Amazonion adventure and taking all possible precautions against the Phoneutria Nigriventer*. (Investigations report that men bitten by the Phoneutria Nigriventer experienced priapism - long and painful erections.)
*You find this species in the southern and southeast of Brazil and in parts of northern Argentina.
Wednesday 9 May 2007
Rudra votes according to the state of the teeth like many a good horse doctor. The less teeth the more he votes. On being asked his age he opined; "as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth".
Rushka, Rudra's half brother and a fellow spiritual pygmy, was briefly ' taught' by the Indian 'Master' Meher Baba (1925-1969). If we didn't know that Meher was no longer with us we could surmise that he is standing for Fine Gael in Cork South-West in the General Election on May 24th 2007.
Tuesday 1 May 2007
Thursday 5 April 2007
Little understood shot of Rudra (possibly) at a race meeting in 2004. Only the tips of his ears and antenae are visible. 'Blessed' Bognor can be clearly seen however, and as usual his image is somewhat blurred....an effect caused by an impetuous intake of curried fish and kidney beans...but this blurring adds authenticity to the image. Miss Lyme is not thought to be present in this shot although there is a school of belief that places her as seated below the steps of the statue just left of centre and many believe this to be the core inspirational notion behind Rudra's all time favourite beat group composition 'The Lady in Red', indeed there is a growing concensus that the very name 'De Burgh' may turn out to be anagramatic...although encrypted in a manner reminiscent of Enigma machinery.
Monday 26 March 2007
U.G. Krishnamurti, lovingly called UG by his friends and admirers all over the world, is no more. The end came on March 22, 2007 at 2.30 pm in an apartment built for him by his friends Lucia, Anita and Giovanni in their villa in Vallecrosia, Italy. As per UG’s advice, with no rituals or funeral rites, the cremation was carried out the next day at 2.45 pm, in Vallecrosia, Italy. He was eighty-eight years old.
U.G. TELLING IT LIKE IT IS:
Atmospheric pollution is most harmless when compared to the spiritual and religious pollution that have plagued the world.
A messiah is the one who leaves a mess behind him in this world.
Religions have promised roses but you end up with only thorns.
Going to the pub or the temple is exactly the same; it is quick fix.
The body has no independent existence. You are a squatter there.
Gurus play a social role, so do prostitutes.
By using the models of Jesus, Buddha, or Krishna we have destroyed the possibility of nature throwing up unique individuals.
It would be more interesting to learn from children, than try to teach them how to behave, how to live and how to function.
People call me an ‘enlightened man’ -- I detest that term -- they can’t find any other word to describe the way I am functioning. At the same time, I point out that there is no such thing as enlightenment at all. I say that because all my life I’ve searched and wanted to be an enlightened man, and I discovered that there is no such thing as enlightenment at all, and so the question whether a particular person is enlightened or not doesn’t arise. I don’t give a hoot for a sixth-century-BC Buddha, let alone all the other claimants we have in our midst. They are a bunch of exploiters, thriving on the gullibility of the people. There is no power outside of man. Man has created God out of fear. So the problem is fear and not God.
My first interview with U.G. The handsome, smiling, humbly-clad man they called U.G. sat relaxed and friendly before me. Intent upon using my visit to get straight answers, I hurled at him my first question:
"Are there any boots to walk on thorns."
His reply came back crisp and direct, "There are no thorns."
Unsatisfied, I pursued, "The thorns are very much there for me!
"With quiet patience he answered, "Stop looking for roses and there will be no thorns."
Sunday 25 March 2007
Saturday 24 March 2007
From Mrs G.G. of West Cork: "Rudra is an example to none of us" .
From Mrs R.B. of West Cork: "Rudra says wherever I keep leg there will be ants".
From Mr D.S. of Co Cork: (On hearing that Rudra had put his clock forward 25 hours) "May God be amongst her goats for evermore. Praise be to St Rudra, may she continue to deepen the mysterie
From Miss P.D.G of London: (on hearing the same news) "Whereas Ruppee Bear was extremely forward and clocked someone"
From Miss C.G. 0f Wicklow: "Rushka put his clock back 23 hours"
From Guru Des Res: "May all your Mondays be Sundays".
Comment from archivist Didier Defargo (no relation to the world cup skier or personality disorder clinic doctor) 'We are thrilled to hear that Rudra has achieved Sainthood and femininity in some quarters'. We won't pass it on as it might induce a swollen ego. Rudra is quite content with his massive one already. In fact he is proud of it. Rudra always carries ant repellent.'
From Mrs G.G: 'Aunt Repellant'
Friday 23 March 2007
Thursday 22 March 2007
On reading these chronicles you may find our subject is unrelable, vascillating, opinionated, fanciful, farcical and out of touch with social reality. You may find that.
He is never stable never the same . He follows moment to moment. Like a bi-polar personality he is "thrilled to the sky, ready to die" . The process is only ever beginning, he tries to hold it yet it slips into concrete, the life evaporates. He especially makes light of experiences that appear 'significant' They are the dangerous ones. To render every moment as equally significant is a bland platitude yet he gave up categorising a minute ago. He remembers Tony Parsons saying to him "This is it" .
Rudra: Enlightenment is not all it's made out to be. (literal
translation: "Finding true enlightenment of the Self was a huge
Rudra (in belligerent form, you don't mess with him): I trust those who wish to take offense to my words are clever
enough to find a reason to do so without me explicitly having to give
John Trudell: Religious realities are not spiritual. The religious
reality that exists in these technolgic industrial perceptions are
not about responsibility, they're about authoritarianism and guilt
and sin and blame, domination and submission. They're not about
responsibility. Look at the situation and condition that the world is
in and you can tell that they're not about responsibility. They
accumulate wealth, they create their own authoritarian systems, they
use their authoritarian systems and accumulated wealth to influence
economic and political decisions that get made. They use their
resources, they use their authority and accumulated wealth to
influence military decisions that get made. Every behavior they have
is really and truly not about responsibility.
Wednesday 21 March 2007
"As for the hospital where the large seat is small; the hospital of the seat of 'no ' is closed."
Tuesday 20 March 2007
Monday 19 March 2007
Sunday 18 March 2007
From Mr. T.B. of Ballinskelligs:
"There is a sister to Bognor - the very pretty Miss Lyme, and of course the saintly American uncle from N/Y. St. Regis Hotel who - it is assumed - lives under an assumed name.
I'm off to Prague in the morning so will talk to you when I return. Prague - pronounced Pray - Gee in Midleton."
This somewhat enigmatic message came in today. It is an update on his previous intelligence re. 'The Blessed' Bognor Regis who features in many posts below. He remains silent on the other sister Professor Hilary Bunyan (nee Regis). She is a renowned medical judge and may have coined the maxim 'small stool large hospital'.
Archivist Didier Defargo asks 'is the corollary true; large stool small hospital?'
Without wishing to labour the obvious......'no stool hospital closed'
N.B. The Regis family alluded to above has no connection with that of British award winning Olympic athlete John Regis.
Prince Reindeer's great love of dog's led to an embarrasing financial swindle, in which he lost his shirt, on a scheme to manufacture jewel encrusted collars with the royal insignia ( a pattern of red diamonds on a white background).
You are the thorn on my mountain
You are the hair in my china shop
You are the needle in my haystack
Saturday 17 March 2007
"If you go on trying to suppress the past, trying to live in what you call the present, you will drive yourself crazy. You are trying to control something that you cannot control. It is just not possible to control thought without becoming neurotic.........
If you try to control the natural flow of the river through all these artificial means, building a dam so to speak, you will inundate and destroy the whole thing. That is why you find thoughts welling up inside you despite your efforts to control, observe and be aware of them. Once this is understood then you are never concerned whether your thoughts are there or not."
Rudra will be giving his take on this in due course. But today he is in a kind mood. That's when he is at his most dangerous.
Loosening of family bonds and responsibilities.
Belief in a more powerful and significant purpose than material, bodily and social needs.
Adherence to tradition and authority rather than personal insight.
Abbrogation of personal intuition and desires in the name of loosening of ego.
Worshipful attitude to 'elders' and 'masters'.
Personality cult behaviour.
Feelings of higher knowledge compared to fellow men, even a subtle sense of pity.
Adherence to hierarchical structures .
Loss of sense of humour, loss of sense of self.
Lack of ability to continue to question.
Rootedness in one worldview to the exclusion of others or none.
Can't see outside the box.
Group bonding which automatically creates a 'them' and 'us'.
Charitable activity in the name of the group (or to 'save' others.)
Frozen views on morality and ethics.
Frozen views, period.
Rudra referred her to the statement of Mr. U.G.K of India who said "More people have been killed in the name of the man who said 'love your neighbour as yourself' than in all recent wars put together.
R will be issuing a bulletin on this trivial matter shortly. Meanwhile he says Frederick the Great's prayer assiduously 'O God if there is one, have mercy on my soul if I have one'.
Friday 16 March 2007
'Ensure all your employees have the same skills as you.
If you lack planning and bookkeeping skills try and find someone equally hopeless otherwise you might feel threatened.
Don't keep any records.
Cash is good receipts are bad.
Always start letters to the bank with 'Dear Pen Pal'
Always start letters to the tax office with 'off the record.'
From Ms P.D.G.of London
What does Rudra do about this? He looks neither left nor right. His massive unconcern is so pointed that it liberates the attentive student. Rudra hasn't a care in the world.
I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;
I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind; and in the mist of tears
I hid from Him, and under running laughter.
Up vistaed hopes I sped;
And shot, precipitated,
Adown Titanic glooms of chasmèd fears,
From those strong Feet that followed, followed after.
But with unhurrying chase,
And unperturbèd pace,
Deliberate speed, majestic instancy,
They beat -- and a voice beat
More instant than the Feet --
"All things betray thee, who betrayest Me."
Thursday 15 March 2007
Rudra surpasses the bounds of common decency. He flouts all norms of humanity teaching us that almost any imaginable action or dogma can be justified by the accomodating function of mind/thought (where have we seen that before?). On the very minor end of the scale we need only listen to the words of our London correspondent Ms. P.D.G.* describing R's behaviour:
"Rudra is now in a relationship with Ruppee bare. Rudra is following his rules on relationships to the letter. He only finds Ruppee attractive when legless and is planning to marry her before sobering up.
His future plans include insulting her entire family by name; forgetting every festival if possible but, if pushed, only buying his presents from all night garages including briquettes, anti-freeze or flowers that have been tied to a railing.
Rudra will be constantly on the look out for sexual alternatives. He'll never listen but be sure to make unreasonable sexual demands involving third parties and coprophilia and call Ruppee by his previous girlfriends name."
Charming! Go Rudra Go.
Back to the present day! Brendan Murphy and his nephew Junior (above) are both passionate piano players (seen above with the family Bechstein, manufactured in 1893). It was their grandparents who went to Dorrigo and hence they are distant relations of Rudra.
An arcane footnote: Cecil Murphy (1931 to 1997), Brendan's father, was a ranger in the Dorrigo National Park and was awarded the AC (Companion in the general division) in 1983.
Wednesday 14 March 2007
A. Burn it.
B. Give it to Harrow School.
C. Add an equal sum.
From Ms. C.G. of Wicklow:
'Rudra chose option E. (all of the above with a twist). He took half the money and invested it on the stock market then burnt the other half and sent it in a briefcase to Harrow School.'
Although technically still alive 'The Blessed' Bognor Regis is the putative saint of greyhounds. His name is on the list for canonisation after his intercession resulted in a small fortune for Mrs B. of Uttoxeter. She had won ST£125,000 on the popular television game show 'Who wants to be a millionaire' after correctly answering the multiple choice question: Who was the father of Edith Piaf?
A. Igor Stravinsky
B. Bernard Manning
3. M. Gassion*
4. Antoine de St. Exuprey
After a prayer to Bognor Regis she wagered the whole sum of money on Amphetamine Boy in the 2.30 at her local racetrack resulting in a record payout for that meeting.
Since wrestling with this Christian Koan he took up all the other world religions and put them down again.
His favourite cocktail, apart from the Molotov, is religion and politics with a dash of patriotism. Possessing the morals of an alley cat he is not easily shocked. Ethics become mere playthings in his aleatory nursery.
Stupified by religious texts, he found that every step he took towards purification led to contanimation.