Sunday, April 26, 2009


Koan: From Zen Buddhism, a koan is a paradoxical or impossible statement or parable. The student in intended to meditate on the koan. The most famous/popular is the admonition to listen to the sound of one hand clapping.
I stood in the courtyard of the Mahabodhi Temple, just footsteps away from the spot where the Buddha attained supreme enlightenment while meditating under a tree, and pondered the ancient Zen koan: What is the best way to tell your cheating ex-boyfriend, who doesn't wants kids, that you're pregnant with his baby?

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