That's one of my favorite sayings. Actually? I heard it as:Before enlightenment, chop wood, haul water.After enlightenment? Chop wood, haul water.IN RELATED NEWS: With tomorrow (November 1st) being the officially recognized "Day of The Dead" we are reminded to never get too full of ourselves (no matter how enlightened we might assume we are). Death is no respecter of persons. Every person from the president of the United states on down to the most impoverished infant born in a third-world country will die one day. LIVE loudly. Laugh much. Shake your tambourine. :D
I do get pretty full of myself at times, it's true. And hey, none of us get out of here alive.:D I love hearing from you, Suntiger.
I have actually done both in my younger days, still waiting for the enlightenment.