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What do you think of this guy? Was it good or bad? Neither? Helpful or not? A lot of people could easily find good reason to see this man as a nutcase.
I heard elsewhere, by the way, that the scream isn't actually the monk screaming, but another student far across the room. The Zen monk was actually undisturbed. But off-camera two of his students broke their meditation to chase the man down, they were angry and confused, stole his air horn (second precept??), and told him to leave and never come back. If you look carefully, a lot of these people seem a bit old, so hopefully none of them had any cardiovascular problems that may have been aggravated by the incident. If you read the comments above, the guy said that he largely did this in order to impress a woman that he knew. That's kinda crazy, huh?
Anyway, after seeing the video of this guy, I was inspired to write this poem:
Hopefully, this guy won't go to hell, by the way. If that's the case, he may need lots of people to dedicate their merit to him.The crows caw,
The wind blows,
and the leaves rustle.
Shoes clap against the sidewalk,
The door opens and shuts.
The stairway creaks,
And sock-covered feet
Drag across the carpet.
The room is usually cold,
And yet they are peaceful.
But a monkey-man blows a horn,
And suddenly they are upset?
Is this meditation?