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by desert_woodworker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Slowing Down the Mind Train by Jeff Shore
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Slowing Down the Mind Train by Jeff Shore

Just practice correctly, and the false 'mind' will "slow". Better, "die". REALLY slow. ;-) The true mind can/will then open its single wing and not be impeded by false appendages intervening. Not that there's a true mind. There's no mind, while one is awake. While one is not, or no longer awake, the...
by desert_woodworker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1662

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

Well, it is news to me that a student would work "in closest consultation" with other students about an assigned koan. I and all other students I knew always did our own work individually, as far as I know. Anything less would invalidate it. Also, for me, "accord" with the koan was always the consi...
by desert_woodworker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 21
Views: 600

Re: Wabi-Sabi

I doubt that this may be truly Wabi-Sabi, ...but, that's part of the Art.

A temporary coffee-stain, on the O'keefe and Merritt porcelain stove top.

Title: "Sleep-Walker, With Elephant Trunk"

--Joe

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by desert_woodworker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 367
Views: 23460

Re: photographs you have made.

Not my photo, in that I did not expose (photograph) it. Nonetheless, I'd like to share.

Interested readers could use this bookplate image to print onto gummed paper and paste into their own books. Or, employ variations thereof (or not of).

--Joe


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by desert_woodworker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 106
Views: 2954

Re: Where is Joe?

Where is that Mason fellow?

rgds,

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: true practice
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: true practice

True practice is the truest rest, sitting in the cave with the Elder and the community, when wordlessness and actionlessness is what constitutes communion and communication, ...after all is said and done (please take me literally/actually). This goes back a number of millennia, if not many. There ar...
by desert_woodworker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1662

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

Hi, Linda. All's well, I think. Do you mean that you did not post the text of the koan? Not sure how to interpret. Plus, I don't know what your saying "independently" means, here/there. Of course, koans can be discussed in terms of the moving-mind. But, that was never their purpose. That's my point ...
by desert_woodworker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1662

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

Better not to assume that ignorance can net any particular advantage, no.

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoon Space
Replies: 78
Views: 3754

Re: Cartoon Space

From The New Yorker:

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by desert_woodworker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 333
Views: 8880

Re: JOKES

What's the only thing proven to stop falling hair? :hatsoff:
[SPOILER]
The floor.
by desert_woodworker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: dependent origination
Replies: 82
Views: 1680

Re: dependent origination

The admission or observation, proper attribution, and identification of dependent origination is a part of the circumstance of the experience of it that eventuates at awakening, and in the weeks and months afterwards while still awake. Take it for a fact, otherwise, but it comes at nowhere near the ...
by desert_woodworker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 21
Views: 600

Re: Wabi-Sabi

Mailbox repair. The sheet-metal formed clasp that held the mailbox door closed wore thin, over three decades, and parted (broke), from daily friction. I replaced it with a formed and carved piece of American Cherry (wood). So far so good, six months into the change. The mail-carrier complimented me ...
by desert_woodworker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1662

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

This crossed my path again this weekend. I have heard it many times. here u go: The Gateless Gate, by Ekai, called Mu-mon, tr. Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps [1934], at sacred-texts.com 5. Kyogen Mounts the Tree Kyogen said: "Zen is like a man hanging in a tree by his teeth over a precipice. His hand...
by desert_woodworker
Tue May 21, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: dependent origination
Replies: 82
Views: 1680

Re: dependent origination

Perhaps Gautama "2.0" can be of service :lol: The Nature of Consciousness... "By nature, consciousness is pure but by identification with the body, it becomes polluted, conceptually". Fuki, I take it that that is a quote from a piece by one Sri Nisargadatta. I'd say for myself, to counter or augmen...
by desert_woodworker
Tue May 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 333
Views: 8880

Re: JOKES

Dunno about yourself.

Go commiserate with the Violists!
by desert_woodworker
Tue May 21, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs
Replies: 29
Views: 919

Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Had some FUN with those "pet peaves", Larry. Glad to share 'em.

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Tue May 21, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Best Music Ever
Replies: 38
Views: 857

Re: The Best Music Ever

Thanks, Enver! The title of this thread is/was one that Gregory Wonderwheel also started at ZFI, years ago. His encouragement then was to post "The Best Music", not just any old music. On occasion, he'd come in and comment that someone had posted something not the greatest at all, but just any-old. ...
by desert_woodworker
Tue May 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 333
Views: 8880

Re: JOKES

You know, there is a tradition of jokes about ...Musicians. It seems that the bulk of the jokes fall upon ...Violists. Poor violists take the brunt of the jokes. Go figure. Well, but I heard one a few years ago that's pretty impressive, and it's not in the classical music realm. I'll share it with t...
by desert_woodworker
Tue May 21, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 21
Views: 600

Re: Wabi-Sabi

Yessiree... .

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Tue May 21, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: dependent origination
Replies: 82
Views: 1680

Re: dependent origination

fuki wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:31 am
It's probably the "prerequisite condition" or "moist cloud" why I keep bringing it up Joe, because I love "our-time" even more then "me-time" :lol:
Aww-w, shucks!, Mr. Marcel (looking down at my feet, and blushing).

:lol:

:namaste:

--Joe (aww, shucks..... )