A MAN who is into Buddhism has incredible difficulty explaining what it is, people have noticed.
Friends of graphic designer Julian Cook feel that if Buddhism is so brilliant and life-changing he should be able to give a rough idea of why it is good.
Carolyn Ryan said: “He just comes out with vague ideas like people being unhappy because they ‘attach’ to things that don’t last. I asked him to be more specific but he just smiled in a quite annoying way.
“The only tangible benefit I’ve pinned him down to is feeling amazingly relaxed after meditating, but I can do that by getting pissed and watching The Big Bang Theory.”
Cook said: “Buddhism is about using the metaphorical tree of awakening to accept the karmic cycle of existence and end the pain of suffering and rebirth. It’s all pretty straightforward really.
“Buddhists don’t think Buddha is god, but we do pray to him. I’ll admit that’s a bit confusing, and also the way we don’t believe in nonsense like angels, but do believe in nonsense like reincarnation.
“It’s best not to get bogged down in the philosophy and just enjoy the meditation, at least until sitting on the floor for ages starts to make your arse hurt.”