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Buddhadharma : Fall 2011
buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly fall 2 0 11 8 In “The Pitfalls of Glo- rifying the Guru” (First Thoughts, Summer 2011) you write, “As the four- teenth-century teacher Longchenpa...” But the passage excerpted is not Longchenpa’s words in translation. This is immediately obvious from the style and tone. Taking the book in question off my shelf, I found right away that the passage in ques- tion is from a commentarial essay by Kennard Lipman. This is perhaps not made as clear as it should be in the book, but the fact that the author references David Snellgrove’s transla- tion of the Hevajra Tantra subsequent to the passage you quoted is one obvious giveaway. Your readers are badly misled by this error of attribution. Greg Zwahlen Brooklyn, New York Greg Zwahlen is correct: the excerpt was mis attributed to Longchenpa. Kennard Lipman was the author of the passage, which was from his commentary in You Are the Eyes of the World, by Longchenpa. Irecently received the Summer 2011 issue of Buddhadharma and was absolutely mor- tified at the article called “Make Me One With Everything: The Role of Humor in Bud- dhism,” featuring a discussion with Bernie Glassman, Carolyn Rose Gimian, and Nor- man Fischer. I fail to see the humor they are trying to portray in religion. To me it just comes off as plain disrespectful. I don’t care if any one of them claim to have been practicing Zen for five hundred years—there is a time and a place for everything, and a meditation session in a Buddhist monastery is not the time nor the place to be dressing up as a clown and cracking jokes. If I showed up at my job in a clown costume, I’d be fired. Riz Fejzo Richlands, North Carolina We Would like to thank the following people and organizations for their assistance with this issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly Kim Behan • Lígia Blat • Duane Brayboy • Renshin Bunce Nate Chongsiriwatana • A. Jesse Jiryu Davis Dennis Fischer • Richard Friday • Elihu Genmyo Smith Larry Gloth • Vanessa Zuisei Goddard • Norbert Huebner Sumi Loundon Kim • Michael Lange Millennium Images • Max Maksimik • Melinda Mullin Ryan Murphy • Ernesto Pacheco • Seth Restaino The Rubin Museum • Melissa Schaid • Aaron Wallis letters we welcome your comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org There’s a second part to the hot-dog vendor joke that you presented in the Forum on humor in Buddhism. For those who are inter- ested, here it is: What did the Buddhist say to the hot-dog vendor? “Make me one with everything.” The Buddhist gave the vendor twenty dol- lars and asked, “Where is my change?” The vendor replied, “Change comes from within.” Ernest Isaacs Berkeley, California As someone who’s been passionate about riding for almost twenty years, I whole- heartedly agree with Rafe Martin’s article “Riding Through the Gateless Gate” (Jour- neys, Summer 2011). You experience a meditative Zen-like state when you ride a motorbike, especially a long distance. One of the best books I’ve read about the connection between riding and attaining inner peace is Tao of the Ride by Garri Garripoli. Adrian Blake Toronto, Ontario The Worst Place in the World” (Journeys, Spring 2011) was the best essay on vis- iting a concentration camp that I have ever read. It gave me insight and inspiration. Please thank Ms. Werdinger for me. Martha Dahlen San Jose, California “ IlllUSRATIONerichanson