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by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

Re: Music

Well, you may have heard this, too.

It's Yellowman!, Albino Black man (artist) of Kingston, Jamaica.

See what guns have to do with it.

by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

Re: Music

Maybe you've heard him in this blockbuster track before. What a song!

My favorite Texan, Phil Ochs (sorry, other Texans).

Lyrics are worth looking up, if they're not clear enough here in Phil's delivery.

R.I.P., dear brother Phil (1940–1976). _/|\_

by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

Re: Music

Well, Woodstock as a phenomenally important and influential concert venue occurrence is coming up to another anniversary this summer in August. Fifty years. Same as the stretch between now and then of the first Moon Landing (July, 1969). Here's a fabulously great track by Country Joe and the Fish, t...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1759

Re: Where is Joe?

Mason, an incredible amount of what has traditionally filled-up the time of monastics in the Ch'an and Zen traditions has been the Arts. This has also been considered necessary by the "Masters" of those monastics. Else, "Out you go, Jimbo", to the next monastery down the road a piece (10-20 miles?)....
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 60
Views: 1091

Re: Calming the Mind

I am a Philatelist (philatelist), though a weak one. But, I like stamps, and what can be learned through them, and through our fraternity/sorority with others who are into collecting, too.

--Joe

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by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mushin
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Mushin

Nah, I'd say mushin means no mind. No offense! This is just natural and normal in Zen Buddhism, and among Zen Buddhists. Nothing special, what so Trevor (I mean, whatsoever). Let's not make a fetish of this natural fact. The no-mind of course is the mind shared by All, where All is just the One Bein...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 76
Views: 955

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

Yes, Clyde. I'd say Watts' THE BOOK is basic Hinduism, Advaita Vedanta, in fact, and so it's not Buddhist by any stretch. But, tremendous fun. Memorable, indeed! Not to be missed, by all of you all who may have missed it so far (to date). Grab it! Closely! --Joe I remember The Book (subtitled: On th...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?
Replies: 47
Views: 985

Re: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?

Curiosity. And it seems there’s some reports of enlightened Buddhist teachers dreaming. In any case, I hold the view (but not too tightly) that awakening doesn’t happen in one way or produce one result, that there are some general characteristics, but also individual differences. Yessir. Also a tim...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Sodō Yokoyama (1907 - 1980)
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Sodō Yokoyama (1907 - 1980)

Lovely post, James. Thanks.

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 60
Views: 1091

Re: Calming the Mind

Maybe enough to say that it is a " thing ". Does it get ("grab") your attention, at some time? Oh? Oh, Yes? Then, it is a thing. But, is it a thing of beauty? That may depend upon whether you have had your dinner yet, or not. Or, on whether your lover has locked you out of the house and consigned y...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Wabi-Sabi

I found a grabber device in a dumpster, missing one of its pincers. I made a replacement pincer of wood, and the device operates as new. I think!: I never owned it new. My dentist would be proud of me, perhaps, for implanting a new "tooth"! (what say, Doc?!). This is the grabber's Wabi-Sabi reincarn...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Wabi-Sabi

Hi, [j.], It looks to me that there is glue in that joint. It seems to be held tighter than the wire stitching alone would permit without chipping the drilled holes. In my expert opinion :wool: , if glue has indeed been used, then, no, it is not wabi-sabi. An inside view, if possible, of the stitchi...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 60
Views: 1091

Re: Calming the Mind

Maybe enough to say that it is a " thing ". Does it get ("grab") your attention, at some time? Oh? Oh, Yes? Then, it is a thing. But, is it a thing of beauty? That may depend upon whether you have had your dinner yet, or not. Or, on whether your lover has locked you out of the house and consigned yo...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shadowfighting
Replies: 13
Views: 63

Re: Shadowfighting

Breathe.

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 60
Views: 1091

Re: Calming the Mind

Bw, Thanks! --Joe Thanks is only in order of can a awakened being see the grand canyon as beauty? Dunno how you'd interpret such a report, but I'd say that the beauty of the Grand Canyon upstate from me will be seen by an awakened being just about like the beauty of everything everywhere else, inclu...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1759

Re: Where is Joe?

"Mace!", Hi, Mason. I understand making an effort to act from wisdom instead of defilements, but that doesn't seem to be what is meant by the phrase "ordinary mind." IMO, "ordinary mind" is the mind after awakening . Nothing sophisticated, smart, or artsy-fartsy. Very many -- too many! -- folks mist...
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 60
Views: 1091

Re: Calming the Mind

Thanks!

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Wabi-Sabi

Marcel (Fuki), Thanks, Old Man. ;)

Yours,

--Joe

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A little closer view. But, is it Wabi-Sabi??
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by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Wabi-Sabi

Thanks, Old Man!

yours,

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?
Replies: 47
Views: 985

Re: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?

Hi, Clyde, . . . when one awakens, everything may stop, and remain stopped for a long while, depending on the strength of the awakening. In the time when everything is stopped, there are no thoughts. For weeks or months. Perhaps longer. No dreams at night, either. Only true Wisdom and true Compassio...