The Buddha needed a burger.

by Regis Boff

He felt terrible about the wanting, what with his having renounced the physical universe and all, but he was always the kid who ate when he was sad.
It was the run-in with that skinny little girl this morning.
She pointed at him in front of everyone during his levitation, screeching, “Momma, why is the Siddhārtha Gautama so fat?

“Fat? She thinks I’m fat?” he spoke to his mind’s eye, which was orbiting Neptune at that very moment.
He cracked his flawless eyelids and studied the little girl. Then, while trying not to be noticed, he peeked at his vast stomach.
He was fat. And suddenly, His Enlightenment was gone.
And He returned to Earth.


PUBLISHED: May 19, 2017
FILED UNDER: Unnoticed in Clever Worlds
PUBLISHED: May 19, 2019
FILED UNDER: Unnoticed in Clever Worlds