Yoshizen's Blog

YOU or Potato ?


Have you ever seen a bean or maze seed dropped to the garden, sprout.

Or did you ever planted vegetable such as potato, even a carrot in a soil and see them

shoot up. — Yes they are alive in deed.   Still, we do fly, boiled alive and eat them.

Don’t make an excuse, they don’t have a sense, intelligence or feel pain = who knows.

(Have you ever been a Potato to make a first-hand report of being cooked alive. 😀 )


We are all living on a margin of thin blue line of compromise and

dependency.  We are just be here on borrowed time on probation.

So, don’t preach others with smug face, for conservation or environment what so ever.

= (Before preach, get rid of your cotton pants which was made by forcibly cultivated,

harvested and processed cotton flower,  and stop eating vegetable which was grown for

money in a field where tree has been uprooted. )  = Guilty party keeps mouth shat  😀

In other words, there couldn’t be any quiet peaceful life = life is inherently noisy and

filled with all sorts of bothersome trouble.  That’s what the life in Samsara is.


Zen wouldn’t make you noble.

Zen teach you how to cut onion, potato (not mention Lemon :-)) efficiently without any

hesitation or wobble.  (So does to do the business.  Make you Just Do It.  🙂 )

And the Buddhism teachs you who you are = no different from a potato, yet still very

unique one.   (I didn’t say you ARE Potato if not very close — a man of half potato must

be genetically very very unique = I never seen one though.  :-D)

Therefore, Buddhism makes you absolutely humble and absolutely confident to be YOU.

(as one of guilty party which is natural.)  No one is perfect or innocent = What’s wrong?

Wrong is, to imagine you are right, while wearing cotton pants and live in this world

still believing that you are right,  is only in your imagination which is called delusion. 

—– By the way, I didn’t say if it was a sheen nylon French-nicker, it would be OK,

though I don’t mind to see one.  (As I’m one of the guilty)    Ha ha ha  😀

(To live in Samsara is heavy enough, yet still, how heavy unnecessary load called Pretense we are carrying.

Still, some people preaching, wearing a mask of Pretense is they called Decency, and keep Pretending it  😀 ))

Let all those heavy load to go, is what Buddhists call  [Enlightenment] !

(Its mean, if you are a Potato, DO live a life of proud POTATO

IS the Enlightenment ! ! !

= Even a Potato can get Enlightenment,

why not an ordinary man on the street.




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  1. elenacaravela said, on February 12, 2013 at 16:09

    So true Yoshi. A give and take for every being to sustain life. I’m a vegetarian, but I consume potatoes. Thank you potato.

    • yoshizen said, on February 12, 2013 at 16:32

      Perfect Elena.
      So, I’m thinking that the very Potato having small detour to participate my life
      and fulfilling her Karma.
      And to show a gratitude for them, I eat-up all I cooked = not waste their life
      down to the last grain of the rice in the pan.

  2. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on February 12, 2013 at 16:20

    🙂 Wonderful. Truly, so wonderfully thought-provoking (and, funny, too! 😀 ) I am guilty and dependent, but I carry on, as myself, compassion in my heart for my brother, the potato.

    • yoshizen said, on February 12, 2013 at 16:56

      Wonderful comment Lemony. Thank you.
      —– I thought, Potato is female as they produce offspring 🙂

      In fact, all the life form were originally female. Male was a later
      invention = such as pollen or sperm which can travel afar and
      spread the gene to be mixed with habitant of a remote colony.

  3. trillion lightyears said, on February 20, 2013 at 20:09

    In answer to our earlier conversation about how one might humanely cull a potato… you could use a spud gun 🙂 (sorry) Sarah.

    • yoshizen said, on February 20, 2013 at 21:46

      What ? Does it mean, sending Potato Riot Police against Potato ?
      Or, Potato against Human using Spud-gun ?
      I’m sure when no human left, Potato are safe though, it’s quite messy solution isn’t it ?
      Still I take your idea as a serious proposal 🙂
      Thank you Sarah.

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