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by desert_woodworker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 355
Views: 19038

Re: photographs you have made.

Boot-ist!??!?!

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 78
Views: 1558

Re: Where is Joe?

M., So we agree "WE DONT NEED NO RETREAT NOR EDUCATION" :lol: teachers and students are interdepent (for whom it may apply) Only prisoners seek freedom :hatsoff: No not complacent, Brother (at all) I know what your thinking. I'll say just that I think retreat is needed only if you want to wake up. M...
by desert_woodworker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 78
Views: 1558

Re: Where is Joe?

Larry, thanks, Old Man!

w/ best Springtime wishes,

--Joe
Larry wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:25 am
Glad you're feeling better. Welcome back! :115:
by desert_woodworker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 78
Views: 1558

Re: Where is Joe?

Hi, Marcel, See?, this is why I "plug" Guo Gu's efforts to provide people a wonderful Ch'an meditation practice retreat opportunity for a full 7 days, as in millennia past. He ( et al. ) does no wrong, no harm, and nothing but Good. Granted, some -- many -- (or one) may feel it's simply not needed n...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 355
Views: 19038

Re: photographs you have made.

Morning dew, on one of my cacti (cactusses), one morning.

--Joe

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A smaller cactus that blooms in yellow flowers each year.
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by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 78
Views: 1558

Re: Where is Joe?

Said? No. Maybe just sumpthin' you THOUGHT (or forgot). ps since you mention it, I've grown a "beard" (semi-beard?) thingy 56528972_1211352782363189_1818372269886406656_n.jpg Yes I fucked up the grammar thingy again, just like last time with the Buddha-kitty, here's the whole fb post, I've opened u...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 78
Views: 1558

Re: Where is Joe?

It's almost silent in here lately... maybe it was something I said LOL Said? No. Maybe just sumpthin' you THOUGHT (or forgot). Yes, we're that sensitive here! :) Spooky, eh? But now you know... . :namaste: Pick a topic, any topic...! Roger; I'm gonna go ahead and do it. Maybe within a day or two. I...
by desert_woodworker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 60
Views: 2561

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

GS EofH, The OP was addressed to Dharmawheel, Dhammawheel, and Zen1Space, just to get an idea who has done something described as "Mindfulness" - overwhelmingly Dhammawheel, the Theravada forum. I see, yes, OK, thanks. But anyway, speaking to our crowd here, please don't let any of us count out the ...
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoon Space
Replies: 74
Views: 2947

Re: Cartoon Space

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by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 60
Views: 2561

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

NO vote at all one way or the other! The reason is... Haven't "tried" it, because have always been a Ch'an and Zen Buddhist practitioner. I've looked at later original Indian Buddhist meditation teachings, though, and respect them very much. I'm a fan of what Buddhagosha writes in his VISUDDHIMAGGA...
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 78
Views: 1558

Re: Where is Joe?

Rider of the Purple Sage,
Great Sage EofH wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:22 pm
I see Joe in the cherry blossom.
In the clouds,
in a bull-dog's smile.
I see me in my shaving-mirror, tho' I haven't shaved much in these decades. Just a glimpse from time to time! :hide:

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Wabi-Sabi

Here's the little recently restored trenching shovel, next to a bigger brother shovel from the Home Depot store purchased about 30 years ago.

--Joe

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Rebuilt, reassembled, and rededicated to Work.
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by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 78
Views: 1558

Re: Where is Joe?

I could be about ready to rejoin the Maelstrom; healthier, now, bit by bit. Had oral surgery, but things are better lately, suddenly. Healing happens quickly sometimes! Good to get all the 'crap' out of the way "at once" (though it seems to have been months ). Assuming it's "over", now! (not safe to...
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Wabi-Sabi

I restored an old found shovel, a small shovel, like a trenching-shovel. I re-made the wood parts on the wood lathe, and did my best to spruce-up the metal parts, and re-paint some parts. Maybe this is not Wabi-Sabi, though. But, I had my fun. And the little shovel serves well here in the desert in ...
by desert_woodworker
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?
Replies: 24
Views: 690

Re: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?

He, "Buddha", may not have qualified by 2019 standards as a Bodhisattva (oh?), but the fact that he came down the hill and began to teach is close enuf to Bodhisattva-mentality to make us all wonder, ...eh? He could not help himself. And, who could? Just awaken: see , then, what you "want" to do. :n...
by desert_woodworker
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 78
Views: 1558

Re: Where is Joe?

hiya, Fuki, et al.,

Thanks!

Broken bone healing; Big toe of the right foot! Painful som-ma-b ("son of a bitch"). But we've all had worse.

Luckily, it was not big toe of the wrong foot!

Blessings!, All of y'all,

Tnx, Marcel,

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 411
Views: 14330

Re: Music

It's been a while since I heard this, blasting out of New York stations to my two-transistor pocket AM radio... . Well, about 51 years, I mean. The song, "Reach Out Of the Darkness", by the group 'Friend and Lover', comprising the husband and wife duo James and Cathy Post. --Joe dqLRd4neGGE Reach Ou...
by desert_woodworker
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Wabi-Sabi

Bodhisattvas, I'll catch up with PM's, and posts, etc., but just back from travel, and from treatment for a small broken bone, I want to post about a topic I had posted on at ZFI while ZFI was extant: "Wabi-Sabi", a/the Japanese quintessential or characteristic aesthetic, if I'm not wrong. Much is o...
by desert_woodworker
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 355
Views: 19038

Re: photographs you have made.

It was a wonderful snowstorm, and how rare, in this otherwise warm desert. --Joe

p.s. Creosote bush, Palm tree, and Sonoran Desert Saguaro Cactus, show snow accumulation, or are at least visible here despite the snow.


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by desert_woodworker
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 1726

Re: Here's How To Kensho

Kim, Reasons for bringing this up here are: 1. some comtemporary zen teachers have expressed their concern that kensho has lost its place in zen and 2. numerous zen practitioners put in the hours and work hard, and yet awakenings come about randomly, rather than systematically. Ha!, as far as " 1. "...