242Re: [U-Zendo] The Reincarnation Station
- Apr 5, 2006Yes, indeed, better a slime mold than a jello mold.
Weasel Tracks <weaseltrax@...> wrote:
At 7:14 AM -0700 06/04/04, Lou Anne Jaeger wrote:
>We have a game a bit like this that we play during our Buddha's
>Birthday celebration. We have a sort of carnival with games for the
>Sangha kids, and the favorite game is always "Balloon Burst Bardo."
>You toss a dart at a board covered with balloons; behind each
>balloon is a piece of paper detailing your next rebirth. Break the
>balloon and the rebirth is yours! The rebirths are pretty varied,
>everything from "Slime Mold", to "Jedi Warrior".
I often wonder why people think of slime molds as so lowly. But how
many other life-forms start off as single amoebae, then give up their
individuality to become a multicellular organism? Myxomycetes can
teach us a lot about self and other.
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