Robert Thurman--Columbia University prof, father of Uma and the first American to be ordained a Tibetan monk--got a little too detailed in this New York Times Q&A this weekend about his meditation fantasies:
What do you think about when you meditate?
Usually, some form of trying to excavate any kind of negative thing cycling in the mind and turn it toward the positive. For example, when I am annoyed with Dick Cheney, I meditate on how Dick Cheney was my mother in a previous life and nursed me at his breast.
You mean you fantasize about being breast-fed by Dick Cheney?
Itâ€™s a fantasy of releasing fear and developing affection. Itâ€™s a way of coming back to feeling grateful toward him and seeing his positive side, finding the mother in Dick Cheney.
I'm sure Cheney is touched by the gesture!
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