The Confederation of Multidisciplinary Automaton Scholars 1997 Conference
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Strand B: Philosophy and Human Identity
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
MYSTIC INTOXICATION AND THE SEARCH FOR VEGAN BUDDHAMIND: A Panel Discussion Led by the San Francisco Zen Center
Abstract: Chatzyu was walking along a country road when he came to a farm. Approaching a girl working mechanically in the pig-pen, he said, "I have been long in my travels. May I trouble you for a drink of water and some food?" The girl looked up and replied, "In a minute," then went back to her work with the pigs. After a minute, Chatzyu said, "A cup of rice and a swallow of water would be excellent for one who has been on the road." The girl looked up again and replied, "I told you, in a minute." After another minute, Chatzyu said, "I imagine you are fattening those pigs for slaughter to help feed your family. That should take precedence over the request of a humble monk." The girl looked up this time and asked, "Are you the Buddha?", to which Chatzyu replied, "I have been all the way to the great cities and seen the articulated dancing dolls of the marionette theater, and even they pause from their work occasionally."
Comment by T. Cyatso (Northern Indiana University):
The story isan allegory for Beijing's policy of extermination against the people and culture of Tibet.
Comment by D. Duk, Hu-wei, Du-wei, Lu-wei (members, World Championship Ping Pong Team, People's Republic of China, en route from Miami to Disney World):
The Tibetans are a bunch of fucking whiners. Anyway you Westerners stand too close to the table to see the big picture.