05 April 2011

Overheard In The Temple: A Short Play

Teacher: "It is our attachments to things that cause us anxiety and grief. We must lose our attachments if we want to find peace."

Student: "If that is so, Master, then perhaps I should lose my attachment to God. Only then will I cease being anxious over wondering if He really loves me."

Teacher: (stunned silence)

Student: (blows out candle; exits)


  1. Never happen - the Master would immediately tell the Student that God does, indeed, love him and that is that.


  2. Clapping. Totally worth the price of admission.

  3. ummm wait a minute, I think you have just blown the cover on about 8,000 years of religious dogma....

  4. this doesn't work for me, in that, the Teacher is speaking in Zen, but the Student is talking in Christianity. Buddhists don't believe in a "God" and certainly a "God" that would personal "love" someone.

  5. I remember being so young once :)

  6. ? is not does God love you. ? is do you love God.

  7. Hmm. A lot here to think about....mostly hypocrisy.


"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."

-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

Tell me what is in your heart...