The beauty of the Toilet Roll War is that it is a yin/yang. Each roll has equal value so no one can decide unequivocally which is better. When an ambiguity like this is created, it is going to generate either violence or creativity. We like this toilet paper dispute because it is harmless, and who would go to war make their roll the correct and the moral way to wipe one’s butt.
Learning how to ride the Buddha Dharma (or the truth of reality) is not unlike this video where one must learn to reprogram the brain in order to ride this bike that operates opposite from a regular bike. While it took this fellow eight months to ride this bike, it’s taken me 55 years to learn how to ride the Buddha Dharma—and I still fall off.
What is this? Suppose you came across this instrument without knowledge of a dryer and the need to clean it’s flexible exhaust. Imagine what one could guess it was used for. We assume that the meaning of everything is in the object, but meaning is always in the medium in which it is used. Change the medium and you can change the meaning and the objects use. It’s use is its meaning, not the name of the form.
With all the rain the corn in Southside is “as high as an elephants eye.” I was watching Oklahoma the other night and there it was, that same corn of plenty right here in my own land. I remember past years—which I thought was normal—when July and late summer everything turned brown for lack of rain, however not this year. Virginia is probably the greenest place in the world. If you like to mow grass—or if you are a cow— this is a great place to live.