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

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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posted January 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm

it is important. interdependence.

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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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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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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.

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posted March 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Hello. And Bye.

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