Friday, December 3, 2010

Actor Jim Carrey: "I'm a Buddhist..."

Wisdom Quarterly with original text by Justin Harp (, Dec. 1, 2010)

"This is where I hang out with Buddha and Krishna...Jesus." "Are you a Buddhist?" "I'm a Buddhist, I'm a Muslim, I'm a Christian... It all comes down to the same thing -- you're in a loving place or you're in an unloving place" (CBS interview).

"I read something from Buddha* that said that all spirituality is about
relieving suffering. And I suddenly realized, 'That's what I'm doing!'"

Jim Carrey [who split with girlfriend Playboy playmate Jenny McCarthy (pictured below), author of Love, Lust & Faking It, and for a time must have felt like that Gnarls Barkley video] has insisted that he is constantly driven to seek out enlightenment.

In an interview with Parade, the [gay comedy] I Love You Phillip Morris [which comes out today] star revealed that he has often bounced between bliss and suffering in his lifetime.

"There's always some sort of deep undercurrent running under things for me," he said.

Looking like a yogi (Rex Features)

The actor added: "I've had peaks of kind of enlightenment where I felt like, 'Oh, wow. I've got to figure it out. This is it! Okay. I have peace. I have bliss.'

"And then, boom, off the wave, into the surf, and you're struggling again. I definitely have those scared to death moments, but they're what make you interesting."

Carrey also explained that he believes his life's path is up to a higher power [karma, Oneness, Eckhart Tolle?].

Getting back to his mystical experience of non-duality

He explained: "What's important to me is the long haul. It's a strange thing, but sometimes I think that God is somehow fashioning my life so that I do stay interested and stay hungry."

  • *COMING SOON: What could Jim Carrey have read that put him on the path to "relieve suffering"? Wisdom Quarterly reveals and explains the sutra at the root of the Buddha's statement.

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