Tuesday, May 02, 2006

zen and a smouldering man

one of my ever-favorite zen stories is the one about the two monks and the young woman. >>

Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him and departed.
As the monks continued on their way, the one was brooding and preoccupied. Unable to hold his silence, he spoke out. "Brother, our spiritual training teaches us to avoid any contact with women, but you picked that one up on your shoulders and carried her!"
"Brother," the second monk replied, "I set her down on the other side, while you are still carrying her."
(some versions of this story describe the monk as carrying the woman across a mud puddle )

<< never loses its punch.


totally dig 'bheegi bheegi' from gangster...edgy, soul-angst song...and it helps that shiney ahuja's smouldering...this guy has that something...definitely sexy. hes done rather different offbeat roles before. if he plays his cards well, he could be a guy to watch out for. will be a change from the hackneyed shah rukh and salman and other khans...

the new pepsi ad is SO lame. its not even infantile in humor. shah rukh khan's aging. I used to like him a lot in his initial days...but now its like a crush-gone-horribly-wrong.

rani mukherji's hairdo doesnt do anything for her in the new 'fanta' ad...her shoulders look so brawny and she looks quite like a spud.

the new coke ad with aamir is pretty funny...a class act...wish he would push the envelope a bit more and take on some really challenging on-the-edge stuff.

yes, I am done.


qsg said...

interesting story indeed.
yes, love the amir khan pepsi ad. He is really really good. I am so looking forward to Fanaa - Kajol and Amir have great on-screen chemistry, unlike the others...!
Must listen to this gangster song - havent heard it....

Phoenix said...

you must...seems its sung by a bangladeshi dude who had to be totally sloshed to sing it:-)

ya, i like kajol, but not when she hams OTT like in kabhi khushi etc...quite liked her in pyaar to hona hi tha...

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