Author Archives: The Smiling Pilgrim

About The Smiling Pilgrim

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." -- 1 John 4:7 A simple man exploring the mysteries of love - TSP

Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery #2

Finally heading out to Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery! Check these two posts for details: https://thesmilingpilgrim.wordpress.com/ https://thesmilingpilgrim.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/gyobutsuji-zen-monastery/ & Please if you think this is a good thing support.  All the help is needed, even if you are just raising awareness about this … Continue reading

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Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery

As some of my followers may know I am heading to Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery in a month! I am incredibly excited about this and being part of the project!  As I have on my main page Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery is … Continue reading

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1 Year+ Anniversary

Well it has been just over a year since I started this blog! In that year+ I have wrote about 70 posts. Had just over 10,000 views! 6,000 or so visitors! Nearly 1500 likes! And 350 comments left!   Coolest … Continue reading

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The Longest Joke in the World

Lost in the Desert So, there’s a man crawling through the desert. He’d decided to try his SUV in a little bit of cross-country travel, had great fun zooming over the badlands and through the sand, got lost, hit a … Continue reading

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Joke! Christian

Lol I did the joke from the Eastern Tradition side of things now it’s time for some good Western Religious jokes! These are two of my favorite, Enjoy! There was once a priest who went to see the world after … Continue reading

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Joke! Buddhist Monk

I really liked this Lol

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Robert Lax Poem/Koan

Robert Lax’s answer to the Koan:  “Show me your face before you were born.”

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