Sunday, October 21, 2007

Associated with the Associated Press + Ohio Gig List

Wow. Lookee. I got a big ol' article in the Associated Press. A writer named Eric Talmadge showed up at our retreat in Shizuoka in September in order to write a story about it. Though he had no great interest in Zen, he made it through the entire retreat, all those millions of hours of zazen, work assignments, meal services, ceremonial crap and the whole bit. That's a dedicated writer! Heck, Jim Krane, my old friend and bandmate from the legendary Eric Nipplehead Project, writes for AP and all he does is run around Iraq interviewing soldiers and militants.

Seems like this Eric -- Talmadge, not Nipplehead -- had a fine time at the old temple. You can find about a hundred variations of the article by typing in his name and mine into Google. MSNBC picked it up as did AOL and a bunch of local newspapers including one in Taiwan. Here are a few links I found.

Honolulu Advertiser

CBC

Taiwan News Online

MSNBC

Lubbock On Line

The El Paso Times

The Ventury County Star

The Clarion Ledger (this one uses a different photo from the others)

A list of various other places that carried the piece

It's always the same article with different titles, sometimes edited or expanded a bit. It's nice. The quote about "letting your mind shut off" doesn't sound like me to me. But who knows what the heck I say sometimes.

Recently I've been feeling that zazen itself in unassailable. If I can use a big word like that. What I mean is that zazen goes on as long as you hold the posture, no matter whether you're happy with it or not, or whether it feels like you think it ought to or not, or whether your legs and your ass hurt or not. Doesn't matter. When you go to a Zen thing just imagine it's like a weird yoga class where they only do one pose and they hold it forever.

Got gigs in Ohio I should remind you about:

November 7th at 7PM I'll be at the Akron Public Library downtown.

November 7th (same day) 0DFx (the hardcore band I played bass in in the early 80s) will play the Matinee in Akron after the talk at the library.

November 9th my movie Cleveland's Screaming will be shown at the Beachland Tavern in Cleveland. There'll also be live performances by 0DFx, CD Truth, Cheap Tragedies and This Moment in Black History.

November 10th 0DFx plays at the Spitfire Saloon in Cleveland.

November 12th I'll give a Zen talk at Lambert's Tattooing and Body Piercing (I kid you not) in manly, he-man Mansfield, Ohio at 7PM.

Some of you been complaining I don't write enough "dharma" on this blog anymore. Stop yer whinin' ya cry-babies!* I do an article every two weeks for Suicide Girls, which always has a link on the blog. Plus -- shee-yit -- I used to have to walk 15 miles through the snow at 3 in the morning to get just one little dharma sentence before I got booted in the face by my teacher and told to fuck off and die. Deal with it. Besides, I'm getting to the home stretch on my third book and the blog articles were getting to be a bit of a distraction from what needed doing there.

Rock on.

* Oh my God he insulted us. The Buddha said DO NO HARM!!!!!!!!**
** Get a life, numbskulls.

107 comments:

Thom said...

Doesn't it get a bit hot and stuffy under your robes if you're also wearing baggy jeans and a kiss tee, Brad?

clyde said...

Brad;

Thank you . . . for the free “DO NO HARM” promo (visit www.donoharm.us ). As _you_ once wrote, “The best way you can ‘do no harm’ is to present yourself exactly as you are.”

clyde

wahzoh said...

Hello, Brad - I so enjoyed your zazen retreat in Santa Monica yesterday. Next month, I will try to improve my luncheon manners and to sit with crossed legs.

Enjoy your trip to Ohio and remember to dress warmly! - your friend from Minnesota, Byrd Ehlmann

Anonymous said...

Brad--it was a very good one posture all day treat of a retreat
Too bad so many left right before lunch--there was plenty of everything for 6 other people.

Next time people, stay a little longer to see what works out...

Smoggyrob--where was you?

Anonymous said...

Daddy's going away again? but Daddy just got home!

Jinzang said...

What's the title of the new book going to be? "I Sat for Eleven Years and All I Got Was This Lousy Transmission Certificate"?

Glad to hear that even six people are doing the all day sit. Maybe in another year or two things in Baltimore will get organized enough so that our group can do something similar.

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PhilBob-SquareHead said...

"Recently I've been feeling that zazen itself in unassailable."

I guess you meant "is" for "in". Sorry, the English proofreader in me.
As I try to sit zazen everyday, the voice of Joseph Campbell screams in my mind, "all life is meditation"(to Bill Moyers on PBS '87).
Maybe one day you can find a GIG here in Greensboro N.C. We've got five major colleges here, and your point of view would be greatly welcomed in a deeply SEGREGATED city.

Thanks,
Phil

Anonymous said...

You aren't Weiryu-do, you're O-do, right?

I liked the CBC version best so far.

z said...

LOL. Brad, I love you. Keep rockin.

Smoggyrob said...

Hi everyone:

Brad's dharma is really bumming me out lately. I don't mind any perceived shortage of it. I want complication and all the joys that complication offers, but no. Nothing extra, no involved process or form, no excuse -- sit zazen daily. It's a hard truth for a lazy, happily deluded man to face.

...where was you? Anonymous, I got my brakes done.

As for a book title, I like:
Go Fuck Yourself!
An American Buddhist Book

Rob

Matt said...

The English proofreader is me.

Erg said...

I gotta ask ya brad, what's wrong with Cincinnati? So much Ohio, but never my neck of the woods. And you are just not sexy enough for me to drive for hours to take a look. Is your wife hot? ;)

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Yueheng said...

Hey Brad:

As an admirer of your work, I must say that your profanity-spewing bad-boy-of-Zen image sounds really fake and unskillful. Fake because it's too contrived and self-conscious (do you need footnotes to inform people you're insulting them when you're insulting them?). Unskillful because you really have no idea who your words are being read by when they're posted on the Web. Imagine a bunch of kids going around insulting people because it's "hip and Zen". You wouldn't want that, do you? :)

And I'm often amused/frustrated when I read the rationalizations from your fans on the issue of right speech. These rationalizations usally run along the lines of "Oh you're just attached to your preconceived notion of what Zen masters should be." But last I checked, Zen Buddhists are still Buddhists, aren't there? And the Buddha did teach his followers to refrain from harmful speech, which means abusive speech that incites anger. No amount of mental gymanastics is going to wipe that away as an essential aspect of the Buddha's teachings.

"And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, abstaining from divisive speech, abstaining from abusive speech, abstaining from idle chatter: This, monks, is called right speech."
-- The Buddha, Magga-vibhanga Sutta


May all beings be happy and well :)

Lone Wolf said...

What's the focus of the third book Brad?

yudo said...

About right speech...
I must add that even Nishijima insists that one ought not to use bad speech. Mind you, when it goes like, one shouldn't say "meshi agare" because "meshi" (rice) is a vulgar form, I suppose that the obligation of right speech exists even there.
But, thinking of the USA, where sex is considered much more obscene that murder, gore and dismembering, shooting in all directions and so on, I can't seem to think that telling people to fuck off is that offensive...

other said...

Brad's a humorist of a sort.. his insults are often instructive in a jerky kind of way.. Nishijima's put-downs are mostly incomprehensible and mr. wipe's are just pathetic.. Right speech comes from where your head is at, not the words you use. A fan of the three stooges is not going to be subtle in his witticisms..

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Jared said...

I feel like Brad has mentioned his third book before, and I don't think it has anything to do with Buddhism. But, I'm usually wrong, so who knows!

Jinzang said...

What I mean is that zazen goes on as long as you hold the posture, no matter whether you're happy with it or not, or whether it feels like you think it ought to or not, or whether your legs and your ass hurt or not.

Here's what Nanyue had to say about the seated posture:

“You practice zazen and try to become a buddha by sitting. If you want to learn how to do zazen, know that Zen is not in sitting nor in lying down. If you want to become a buddha by sitting, know that buddha has no fixed form. Never discriminate in living in the dharma of nonattachment. If you try to become a buddha by sitting, you’re killing the buddha. If you’re attached to the form of sitting, you can never attain buddhahood.”

Just a different opinion.

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Anonymous said...

admittedly i kinda wished you posted more about dogen. i want to know more about him.

Anonymous said...

Brad should forget this buddhist bullshit and concentrate on music. that is real enlightenment.

Anonymous said...

Mysterion, are you serious? A life of meditation and not a slight grasp of the permanent? I apologize, dear.

And actually enlightment is the real music.

What am I doing here? I didn't want to come back.

...must...delete...browser favorite...

--IceBucket

Anonymous said...

dear god.

Anonymous said...

"Learned Audience, those who train themselves for 'imperturbability' should, in their contact with all types of men, ignore the faults of others. They should be indifferent to others' merit or demerit, good or evil, for such an attitude accords with the 'imperturbability of the Essence of Mind'. Learned Audience, a man unenlightened may be unperturbed physically, but as soon as he opens his mouth he criticizes others and talks about their merits or demerits, ability or weakness, good or evil; thus he deviates from the right course"

"Dhyana experts in the capital," said Hsueh Chien (when interviewing the Patriarch), "unanimously advise people to meditate in the sitting position to attain Samadhi. They say that this is the only way to realize the Norm (Tao), and that it is impossible for anyone to obtain liberation without going through meditation exercises. May I know your way of teaching, Sir?" "The Norm is to be realized by the mind," replied the Patriarch, "and does not depend on the sitting position. The Diamond Sutra says that it is wrong for anyone to assert that the Tathagata comes or goes, sits or reclines. Why? Because the Tathagata's 'Dhyana of Purity' implies neither coming from anywhere nor going to anywhere, neither becoming nor causing to be. All Dharmas are calm and void, and such is the Tathagata's 'Seat of Purity'. Strictly speaking, there is even no such thing as 'attainment'; why then should we bother ourselves about the sitting position?" ---Hui Neng the platform sutra of the sixth patriarch of zen

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Jules said...

>Yawn<
You guys still at it, huh? Jeez.
I'm going back to sleep. 'nite
(rolls over, adjusts pillow)

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Anonymous said...

Pete Seeger: COMMUNIST

If it where up to Pete and his red folkie friends, all religion would be banned. There would be no "zen" in the USA!
Boy that Stalin, now there was a real character!

HezB said...

Pete Seeger, dangerous COMMUNIST and pseudo folk musician, talks about his dangerous and previously banned views on religion:

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/198/story_19846_1.html

Regards,

Harry.

HezB said...

Actually, the discussion as to what constitutes a 'folk music' is well outside the scope of this blog. But, Pete and his buddies were really tapping into and exploiting the 'folk' consciousness that emerged in the 50s and 60s and became pop music with a sound that people, and record companies, considered 'folk'. It had little to do with the 'folk' processes that defined the enduring traditional music movements that they drew on to various extents (usually not much really).

One thing that may be relevant here is that I always considered Punk (certainly the type that Brad W. was involved in) as an urban folk music: it wasn't commercial music, it was about people getting together, it reflected and expressed its time and environment, it was accesable and inclusive, it had an ethical outlook that was very close to folk traditions, it was not very eliteist, it happened and evolved by people doing it pretty much despite commercial interest or indifference to it... it was defined effectively closer to a 'folk' music process than what Dylan or Seeger or the Clancy Brothers were about. They were professional performers, big names, who effectively took the fish out of the water and changed it to suit a very sellable 'flavour of the month'. They produced some very good music of course, but it was only 'folk music' in as much as 'folk music' became a sub-genre of 60s pop music.

Regards,

Harry.

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Mysterion said...

Positively 4th Street is a good read if you were around during the folk scene.

HezB said...

Re. Dylan: set aside your passions and I think you'll find he's done quite a bit.

Regards,

Harry.

Jinzang said...

Pete Seeger: COMMUNIST

I see that even though communism is dead, red-baiting is not.

Mysterion said...

Dylan's best:
Dr. Junichi Saga's "Confessions of a Yakuza"
16 other examples.

Bob borrowed (without interest) some good stuff. I am not complaining - he is working from a long tradition of selective adaptation that works equally well for the folks in music, folklore, mythology, or religious and scriptural transmission.

Hell, years ago I used to say: "One man's Veda is another man's Psalm."

The Ugaritic 'Hymn to Shamash' (written in an early Indo-European language and not a semitic language) became Psalm 23. 'Hymn to Shamash' is not, strictly speaking, a Veda so I stand corrected on this point.

That the latter (Ps 23) borrowed from the earlier has been beyond scholarly doubt for at least 50 years.

Likewise, that Dylan borrowed from others has been been no mystery to musicologists for 2+ decades.

HezB said...

He's also rightly regarded as a creative genuis, of course.

Academics can't quantify what Dylan is capable of. I'm not a huge fan, but the man is undoubtably an original, and, even when he was dressing up like Woody Guthry, he still brough a considerable Dylan-ness to the equation.

Regards,

Harry.

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Anonymous said...

mysterion,

I'm not a usual poster here, but I wonder why you feel such a need to comment on every single post.

If you're such a Brad fan, perhaps you should consider taking his advice and Sit Down and Shut Up.

freebeer said...

anon, maybe you should take your own advice.. or maybe both of you should just continue to say whatever you want, whenever you want..

HezB said...

I think you'll find that opening a can of "Asswipe" is the correct precedent in this situation in this lineage.

The best swear I ever heard was my friend's sublime exclamation of surprise: "HOLY FUCKBALLS!!!"... but he used it only for good.

Regards,

Harry.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I regretted sending my post to Mysterion as soon as I hit "publish" - seriously. But there was no way to delete it.

Apologies, Mysterion! Didn't mean to be such an Asswipe! I was just tired and cranky. Keep sayin’ what ya gotta say.

HezB said...

You see that? That's very encouraging. Thank you very, very much for saying that.

Regards,

Harry.

Jinzang said...

But there was no way to delete it.

You should see a little trashcan icon on the bottom left of all of your comments. Click it to delete that comment.

Mysterion said...

no offense taken...

everyone should feel free to express whatever comes to mind.

Just don't take flash pictures of Saburo - he bites cameras. (Well, if your intent is to get your camera bitten, then by all means...)

BTY Your advice to "Sit Down and Shut Up" is good advice.

Anonymous said...

Jinzang,

Thank you, but I don't see the trash can. It must be because I'm posting as Anon. Not sure...

Anonymous said...

Mysterion,

Thank you for your understanding.

Take care everyone!

freebeer said...

feel the love people.. gosh!

Anonymous said...

I Can Prove Anything,
Ill Make You Admit, Again and Again,
I Can Prove Anything,
The Way That Its Writ, Again and Again,

And I'm Sorry Cos You Came Here With Your Brothers Too,
If Your Came Here On Your Own You'd Be Dead,
Its Only Cos You Follow What The Others Do,
It's No Excuse To Say Your Easily Led,

You Could Choose Anything,
You Choose To Lose, Again and Again,
You Could Do Anything,
Why Should You Do, Anything Again

And I'm Sorry Cos You Came Here With Your Brothers Too,
If Your Came Here On Your Own You'd Be Dead,
Winding Yourself Until Your Turning Blue,
Repeating Everything That You Read,

And Here We Go With The letter,
Well Can You Fix It For Me,
Cos We Need Entertainment,
To Keep Us All Off The Streets,

So Tonight You'll Sleep Softly In Your Bed,

You Could Try Anything,
And No One Would Know,
Apart From You And Me,
You Could Stop Anything,
It Starts With Just One, Then Turns To Two Then Three

Its Only Cos You Came Here With Your Brothers Too,
If Your Came Here On Your Own You'd Be Dead,
Raise A Glass Or Two,
Raise A Fist Or Two,
And Get A Shopping Basket Wrapped Round Your Head,

And Here We Go With The letter,
Well Can You Fix It For Me,
Cos We Need Entertainment,
To Keep Us All Off The Streets,

So Tonight You'll Sleep Softly In Your Bed,

We Are The Angry Mob,
We Read The Papers Everyday,
We Like Who Like
We Hate Who He Hate,
But We're Also Easily Swayed,

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esmerelda_verde said...

I always wondered if Socrates drank the Hemlock because he just couldn't take the students anymore.

They were probably always complaining that he insulted them and had a know it all attitude.

PhilBob-SquareHead said...

Mysterion, maybe you should go see Dylan in concert. I've seen artists from just about every genre of music and the Dylan concert I saw in 2001 was simply mesmerizing.
Maybe we should all take the approach Bob took in the late 60's and look inward instead of trying to save humanity. Just like van Gogh with the death of the miners he was ministering to, there is only so much a man can do for others. At some point, we must follow our own destiny.

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gunderloy said...

"I always wondered if Socrates drank the Hemlock because he just couldn't take the students anymore.
They were probably always complaining that he insulted them and had a know it all attitude."

esmerelda - I love you! will you marry me? think it over.. but just so you know, I too am a drinker.

Anonymous said...

Hello to Saturday Sitters: This Sat. Oct. 27--
Don't know if any of yous alls have plans for Saturday, but Benway Records 306 Pico Blvd. is (sadly) going out of business and everything in the store is on sale--records, cds, t shirts, posters, etc.
Anyway those looking for good buys might want to stop in after sitting. And Saturday night there will be a free concert at the store--Soccermom, Entropy, and other special guest (check myspace.com benwayrecords for details).
Interested? Let's check them out and join in saying goodby to a great little music shop.

DB said...

Brad wrote, "I'm getting to the home stretch on my third book."

Well, I hope you'll consider as a title "Don't View Big Fish."

DB

Anonymous said...

64 Big Fish

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esmerelda_verde said...

Mysteron: if you haven't already, check out Dylan's radio show on xm he goes into the same flights of ideation that you do.

Seeing people live makes you understand what they are actually about. Clapton is not always consistently good even now when sober. He is best if challenged by the presence of someone he thinks is better than he thinks he is. The last tour he had Robert Cray on some the dates which was really great.

Some bands are surprising different than what you might think. The White Stripes were actually good live at Madison Sq. Garden. Of course they will probably never tour again. You never know when it will be the last chance to see someone, so go.

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esmerelda_verde said...

Mysterion: You will be happy to know that they hand out free condoms at my favorite club Irving Plaza NYC.

I guess I shouldn't admit that I only liked Dylan's singing(as opposed to the songs themselves) when we were both doing a lot of speed. I think Eric plays much better now. I read his book he has a lot of regrets. He wasn't present for most of his life.

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esmerelda_verde said...
"I think Eric plays much better now. I read his book he has a lot of regrets. He wasn't present for most of his life."

Good point! The reason Buddhism advocates (but does not demand) the avoidance of mind-altering substances (tea, coffee?) is so 'you can be there' as your life passes by.

The success of Zen in San Francisco was, in part, the intellectuals turning away from increasingly questionable street drugs.

Facing the Dragon.

Another good read.

Mysterion said...

Good Quote from "Facing the Dragon"

"Ajahn Brahm, a Buddhist monk who previously worked as a scientist exploring “the Zen-like world of theoretical physics at Cambridge University”, expresses the limitations of contemporary science quite openly in the following dialogue;

Science and religion, I have found, hold many things in common, one of which is dogma. I remember a
delightfully descriptive saying from my student days: ‘The eminence of a great scientist is measured by the length of time he or she obstructs progress in their field!’

At a recent debate in Australia between science and religion, at which I was a speaker, I took a poignant question from a member of the audience: ‘When I look through a telescope at the beauty of the stars,’ said the devout Catholic woman, ‘I always feel that my religion is threatened.’

‘Madam, when a scientist looks down the other end of a telescope, from the big end to the small end,’ I replied, ‘to gaze upon the one who is looking, then science is threatened!’ (Brahm 2005: 177).

Anonymous said...

I liked this blog better when it WAS hardcore and not an elitist intellectual nerdhouse for old retired college professors.

Quit researching links for your comments and go outside or something.

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Anonymous said...

74 BIG FISH

Gerry Gomez said...

Can someone direct me to Brad's blog? I seem to be stuck on a blog by some guy by the name of Mysterion who seems to be "caught in a dream of self."

Anonymous said...

the funny thing is that mysterion has his own blog.. just don't ask me the url.. but it doesn't matter because he never posts anything there. no one visits it. he has a captive audience here.. we are all being abused...

but seriously, I love the guy and appreciate his posts.

Anonymous said...

"but seriously, I love the guy and appreciate his posts."

but only when i'm in the mood..

dood said...

Yueheng said...
Hey Brad:

As an admirer of your work, I must say that your profanity-spewing bad-boy-of-Zen image sounds really fake and unskillful. Fake because it's too contrived and self-conscious (do you need footnotes to inform people you're insulting them when you're insulting them?). Unskillful because you really have no idea who your words are being read by when they're posted on the Web. Imagine a bunch of kids going around insulting people because it's "hip and Zen". You wouldn't want that, do you? :)

sounds like an admirer all right - but hey, i like the footnotes!

when him-of-whom-we-do-not-speak throws a footnote in and you look down...just then it allows the words to sink in a little better - rather than a book where you read and just skim past all the important lines because you just keep reading...

take good care,
dood

Jared said...

In lieu of Brad's infrequent posts (due to the undoubtable awesomeness he is cooking up for his 3rd book), I challenge Mysterion to post a comment consisting of no less than 35 words, of which no fewer than 30 are relevant hyperlinks illustrating the guiding principle of his post.

Let the games begin!

Anonymous said...

80 comments. aww snap!

Matt said...

"Holy Fuckballs" That made me laugh harder than the first time I heard someone say "Ass Clown".....I have no idea why that is so funny to me.

Anonymous said...

etty-too

Anonymous said...

I challenge "Jared" to not post anything until he is at least 30 and lived enough life to make comments about Mysterion. No young virginal Squirts allowed!

Anonymous said...

Lets be generous: mysterion--only 3-5 posts per blog, please. Please put a link to your own blog, mysterion, and anyone wanting more of you can go there for it.
Clearly you have a fine mind mysterion, give others some space to venture here with questions about hcz and not be overdosed by brilliant/witty/obscure mysterion posts.
It reminds me of trying to dance on a floor with a guy all over the place with disregard for anyone else--ok, ok, we all get off the dance floor and just watch you, mysterion, we just watch you. That ain't no dance, it's a performance. Yeah, you've got some fancy moves, breakin' there on the floor--but the rest of us came to groove to the tunes--fun to watch the guy, mysterion, go wild for a minute, but then, c'mon, man--the admiration is there until you inflict yourself on us.

PhilBob-SquareHead said...

Brad left a funny reply to one of Mysterion's comments on Nishijima-sensei's blog:

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=16723429&postID=1194993489019798137

Anonymous said...

"Lets be generous: mysterion--only 3-5 posts per blog, please. Please put a link to your own blog, mysterion, and anyone wanting more of you can go there for it.
Clearly you have a fine mind mysterion, give others some space to venture here with questions about hcz and not be overdosed by brilliant/witty/obscure mysterion posts.
It reminds me of trying to dance on a floor with a guy all over the place with disregard for anyone else--ok, ok, we all get off the dance floor and just watch you, mysterion, we just watch you. That ain't no dance, it's a performance. Yeah, you've got some fancy moves, breakin' there on the floor--but the rest of us came to groove to the tunes--fun to watch the guy, mysterion, go wild for a minute, but then, c'mon, man--the admiration is there until you inflict yourself on us."

You're a fucking idiot, how hard is it to just ignore his posts if you don't like them? If they annoy you don't read them dumbass!

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Jinzang said...

Generally speaking, if you're not happy with a forum on the internet, it's better to post something yourself in line with what you want to see rather than complain about what's there, which just gives more energy and attention to what you don't like. If you'd like to see more Zen here, post something on Zen.

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Anonymous said...

This kind of thing has come up before. Someone isn't happy with how things are and thinks changing something here will make things better. But complaining -- really, does that make anything better?
There is nothing in need of improvement, and no one to do it.
Nothing is limited about space here: there is more than plenty and then some for anyone to participate in any way whatsoever.
Maybe take some time to think about why you're seeing things as limited or why you would want to limit anyone's participation here.
Just a thought...

>>cowpie

Smoggyrob said...

Hi Mysterion:

Will you post more comments with more links, please? You may be a great teacher or you may not, but the people you annoy are excellent teachers. And as long as we're throwing down challenges, I challenge you to post a comment where every word is a different link.

Rock on!

Rob

Anonymous said...

Don't like what's on your TV? Use the big red OFF button on the remote :)

Don't like Mysterion's 'zenier than thou' bullshit? Use the wheel on the top of your mouse and scroll on past :)

The Gods of Technology have blessed us with bountiful gifts, all we have to do is use them wisely.

Anonymous said...

nigh-knee-tree beeeg-feeesh

Jinzang said...

Gudo sez:

I think that if Gautama Buddha has noticed the existence of modern information technology, he might use also such convenient method so happily.

The SMS Sutra:

U R MT K

Jinzang said...

If we're throwing down challenges, Mysterion's next post shoud be a palindrome.

Jared said...

"I challenge "Jared" to not post anything until he is at least 30 and lived enough life to make comments about Mysterion. No young virginal Squirts allowed!"

Should "virginal" and "squirt" ever be next to each other in the same sentence? ;-D

I love Mysterion's posts! I would miss them if he ever stopped. I meant my comment to be all in good fun. But I am also jealous of his impressive command of hyper-linkage

-Virginal Squirt

Anonymous said...

Mysterion, with all due respect and such:

Disrepecting Bob Dylan, the archetype of unaware unpersonality, is just gross - despite your adequate reaction to my permanence provocation.

I can cope with commie bashing, 9/11 bullshit, sesshin runners, jar jar jared binks, whatever, but noone is allowed to talk trash about Bob Dylan.

--IceBucket

Mysterion said...

Ice sed"

"...Bob Dylan, the archetype of unaware unpersonality..."

unaware? LOL In the day, people knew him as extremely contrived.

unpersonality? ROFLMAO The entire Hibling outing affair resulted in:

Oh my name it is nothin'
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest

I hate to burst your bubbles, but from the get-go, Dylan has consistently been about merchandising his own persona, music, and image. And he has been a great success at that, also! (He is up to his ears in Digital Rights Management and the extension of copyright licensing)

That bohemian persona that Dylan adopted—some say stole—and made his own.

Let me guess... it's the MONEY.

Everytime that I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face gettin clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dust to dawn
Isnt that the way
Everybodys got their dues in life to pay

I know what nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know its everybodys sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life is in books written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages
You know its true
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, if its just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away
(x2)

Dream on, dream on
Dream yourself a dream come true
Dream on, dream on
Dream until your dream come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on...

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter and sing for the tears
Sing with me, if its just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away

Anonymous said...

99, and...

Anonymous said...

100 Big FIsh!

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dood said...

FYI -

Best line of "Sit Down and Shut Up":

"Cover Illustration by Johnny Crap"

Take good care,
doodied

Mysterion said...
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Mysterion said...

Beerlesque

also HERE

Anonymous said...

How is supporting a business that operates unethically, owned by someone who has advocated mass genocide for palestinian children, overtly said war is the only way to peace, and privately called his models "whores" and many other names accordant with right mindfulness? While the principle may be right minded, the consciousness running the site is not ethical and adharmatic. I am a Buddhist, as I have been my entire life, and I left Suicide Girls after discovering their very poor treatment of models in spite of their nice marketing rhetoric.

I just wanted to be sure that you were aware of what is unseen on the site's surface. I feel the site is very adharmatic and filled with himsa after reading so many stories about it.

There is some information available in past articles online: http://www.myspace.com/boycott_suicidegirls on a blog there, as well as a scattered on a livejournal forum called sgirls.

I have no problem with the nudity, disregarding the attachment elements that it leads to from both models and members, but I do feel that the models are not at all free to present themselves as you suggest, and really the situation there is almost the opposite, a very good snow job, and want you to be informed about this so that you may speak from a place of true mindfulness and compassion.

tienda-erotica.jimdo.com said...

In my view every person ought to look at it.