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The Buddha at Work – “Blame it on the A-a-a-a-a-alcohol”

posted by Jon Rubinstein

Dharma is everywhere, if we look for it. This song seems to be about doing things we know are going to cause suffering to us and to others, with a ready excuse - blame it on the alcohol. Drink up!

In the clear light of day, we know a bad idea when we hear it. I’d never blame someone or something else for my bad behavior. Or would I? 


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hi

posted January 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm


it is important. interdependence.



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Davee

posted January 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm


i think it’s just amazing that we can see the process while it occurs, or at first perhaps just right afterwards, and gain insight from that. without that self-reflective capability, we’d be doomed to forever repeat ourselves most likely.
that slogan, “drive all blames into one” comes up for me at work sometimes. really a helpful reminder for me that it’s not personal in a way, that we’re all afflicted with this strange misconception of ego and its silly game. thanks for the post and the song.



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Your Name

posted January 22, 2010 at 10:35 am


Even though in a situation that i think i am doing the right thing,i just rate myself fair,and if i am doing wrong in every circumstance i am into,i beg to be corrected or even ask punishment so i will ever learn,and take every responsibility of any action,in most cases though,my poor judgement is one reason that i was misunderstood,because i am not self centered person,im more objective rather than subjective type.thanks.



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dave stewart

posted January 23, 2010 at 6:31 am


A very well written and poignant subject. I could easily apply this to myself and workplace: a schoolbus driver. Daily obtrusions from students, parents and other drivers constantly surface. It is so easy to blame the a-a-a-a-a-lcohol (evil source). Thanks for writing your comment so well.



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Michael

posted January 25, 2010 at 4:13 pm


Chogyam Trungpa was an alcoholic who died of acute renal failure due to chronic alcoholism.



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Jon Rubinstein

posted January 26, 2010 at 9:58 am


Michael – I didn’t know that – obviously this seems insensitive in that light but clearly it wasn’t meant that way. Thanks for the information. Sorry if anyone was offended by the reference.
Jon



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lusGuirediems

posted March 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm


Hello. And Bye.



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