Thursday, 6 October 2011

Zen Buddhist Monkeys Meditate For Marshmallows?!!

A recent 'New Scientist' article by Linda Geddes Zen-titled 'Monkeys meditate for marshmallows' informs us of the following scientific facts -

What would the Buddha have said? Monkeys have been trained to put themselves into a Zen-like trance – but out of desire for marshmallows rather than enlightenment. . . Two of the four monkeys tested learned to put themselves into this state within two training sessions; the others took four sessions to get the hang of it.

Without further ado here are a couple of my variations of the original I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? Lolcat image, as inspired by this New Scientist article. Needless to say I *am* counting on Zen Buddist monks, and Buddhists more generally, to have a well developed sense of humor and hopefully get a chuckle or two out of these LOLmonks images -