Please, read carefully, for this is what the universe is made of. The Principle Discordia are a must-read for anyone who takes the search for knowledge too seriously.

NONSENSE AS SALVATION

The human race will begin solving it's problems on the day that it ceases
taking itself so seriously.

To that end, POEE proposes the countergame of NONSENSE AS SALVATION.
Salvation from an ugly and barbarous existence that is the result of taking
order so seriously and so seriously fearing contrary orders and disorder,
that GAMES are taken as more important than LIFE; rather than taking LIFE AS
THE ART OF PLAYING GAMES.

To this end, we propose that man develop his innate love for disorder, and
play with The Goddess Eris.  And know that it is a joyful play, and that
thereby CAN BE REVOKED THE CURSE OF GREYFACE.

If you can master nonsense as well as you have already learned to master
sense, then each will expose the other for what it is: absurdity.  From that
moment of illumination, a man begins to be free regardless of his
surroundings.  He becomes free to play order games and change them at will.
He becomes free to play disorder games just for the hell of it.  He becomes
free to play neither or both.  And as the master of his own games, he plays
without fear, and therefore without frustration, and therefore with good
will in his soul and love in his being.

And when men become free then mankind will be free.
May you be free of The Curse of Greyface.
May the Goddess put twinkles in your eyes.
May you have the knowledge of a sage,
and the wisdom of a child.
Hail Eris.

The five commandments are as follows:

I – There is no Goddess but Goddess and She is Your Goddess. There is no Erisian Movement but The Erisian Movement and it is The Erisian Movement. And every Golden Apple Corps is the beloved home of a Golden Worm.

II – A Discordian Shall Always use the Official Discordian Document Numbering System.

III – A Discordian is Required during his early Illumination to Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog on a Friday; this Devotive Ceremony to Remonstrate against the popular Paganisms of the Day: of Catholic Christendom (no meat on Friday), of Judaism (no meat of Pork), of Hindic Peoples (no meat of Beef), of Buddhists (no meat of animal), and of Discordians (no Hot Dog Buns).

IV – A Discordian shall Partake of No Hot Dog Buns, for Such was the Solace of Our Goddess when She was Confronted with The Original Snub.

V – A Discordian is Prohibited of Believing what he reads

A Zen Story

A serious young man found the conflicts of mid 20th Century America
confusing.  He went to many people seeking a way of resolving within himself
the discords that troubled him, but he remained troubled.

One night in a coffee house, a self-ordained Zen Master said to him, "go to the dilapidated
mansion you will find at this address which I have written down for you.  Do
not speak to those who live there; you must remain silent until the moon
rises tomorrow night.  Go to the large room on the right of the main
hallway, sit in the lotus position on top of the rubble in the northeast
corner, face the corner, and meditate."

He did just as the Zen Master instructed. His meditation was frequently interrupted by worries.  He
worried whether or not the rest of the plumbing fixtures would fall from the
second floor bathroom to join the pipes and other trash he was sitting on.
He worried how would he know when the moon rose on the next night.  He
worried about what the people who walked through the room said about him.

His worrying and meditation were disturbed when, as if in a test of his
faith, ordure fell from the second floor onto him.  At that time two people
walked into the room.  The first asked the second who the man was sitting
there was.  The second replied "Some say he is a holy man. Others say he is
a shithead."

Hearing this, the man was enlightened.
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