Mind Set: Groundhog Buddhism

From The Times Of India

Unlike the Harvard guru who turned on, tuned in and dropped out of sight till the law caught up with him, weatherman Phil Connors was not dropping acid. But he was having bizarre visions. Or just one vision; the same every day. He would wake to the Sonny and Cher ‘I got you, babe’ number, stare at the ceiling, drink coffee, drive to work with the usual set of lousy people and hit the same old sack on his return home.

Life, for Bill Murray in ‘Groundhog Day’, was a drag. Tomorrow never arrived and yesterday kept replaying itself in slow motion. Connors found a way out: trying to exit by tossing a live electric toaster into his bath tub. But Sonny and Cher were back again next morning, telling him there was no escape from suffering. There was a serious problem: his mind didn’t understand him. Or perhaps he didn’t understand his mind.

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