Thursday, September 29, 2011

JUGGLING


New SuicideGirls Safe For Work blog:

http://suicidegirlsblog.com/blog/brad-warners-hardcore-zen-juggling/

I'll let them have the exclusive for a couple days, then repost here. That is, if I remember.

116 comments:

Mumon said...

Ah Ken Wilber flatlines!

Glad to see you're getting back in the flow...

Mysterion said...

did ja get to europe?

Anonymous said...

Brad, Ken Wilber serves a purpose
in attracting those who seek a
different life. The problem is
getting caught in his web of words
and ideas.

His words about the Buddha not
being fully enlightened or some
such thing, made me laugh.

Anonymous said...

Are you and your wang back to normal? I hope so.

el numero uno? said...

A man of few words...


Captcha: fisti

Mysterion said...

If ... is competition, I don’t play that game.

Throughout my 'working life' I would step back and let others advance. I did that a number of times that I can list.

All of the people, save one, that I followed who jumped ahead ended up in misery.

I feel it is incumbent upon Buddhists to step back and let others pass even if they announce: "Out of my way, I'm on the road to hell."

Anonymous said...

EnlightenNext, Issue 47, 2011,
page 45
Ken Wilber: " What I've actually
said is that Gautama Buddha was
only half as enlightened as a
modern sage has the potential to be. "

Fred

Anonymous said...

Half a Buddha, philosophically,
Must, ipso facto, half not be.
But half the Buddha has got to be
Vis a vis, its entity. D'you see?

gniz said...

Great Suicide Girls article.

I agree about the parlor tricks stuff.

But at the same time, people concerned with magic tricks and powers and so forth, just are drawn to that stuff anyway.

More and more it seems to me that nothing we can say really influences someone, because people are simply drawn to what interests them.

People like us (and likely those reading here) don't find a lot of excitement in trancing out on delta waves, but others clearly get off on it.

That being said, having an ability to deal with significant amounts of pain might be nice.

Anonymous said...

That Wilber video looks very suspicious to me. I would like to see him repeat that under the supervision of a certified neurologist and James (The Amazing) Randi and using a real, calibrated EEG machine and electrodes instead of that toy in the video. Did he buy that from Scientology, Inc.?

Why did Wilber not sit in the full lotus position during his "exhibition"? Isn't that the supposedly optimum position for meditation?

Manny Furious said...

Great post, and not just because you point out some of Ken Wilber's BS. I have a friend like this. He got into "Zen" a couple of years ago, and whenever I try to have a discussion with him about it (or he tries to have one with me), all he ever brings up are these--for lack of a better term--altered states of consciousness he supposedly experienced while meditating, or whatever. I always get the feeling that he's trying to show that he's "farther along" than I am, or something--and he might be, but I don't really care. That's not why I do what I do, or practice what I practice... or at least that's what I keep telling myself.

Khru said...

This is probably the worst comment thread I've ever seen on Bradley's blog...

Shodo said...

dookie

Shodo said...

Seriously tho.... that Ken Wilber jazz is hilarious and sad...
Stopping his brainwaves is about as useful as buttering my buttcheeks and calling my ass a biscuit.

Pete Hoge said...

I don't know if going to the SG site at all is "safe for work"
no matter what content you are viewing.

If you wrote this post while
still having a plastic tube in your urethra I give you a bow
of admiration.

For some time I was meditating
for 60 minutes or so every morning,and I wanted everyone
to know about it because my ego
was shining with pride over the situation.

I don't meditate anymore at all because my ego is just too strong.

It rules me like a tyrant.

Kenny Wil said...

Manny, I'm sure some here would find buttering your butt cheeks "useful."

Kenny Wil said...

I meant Shodo, sorry Manny. I'm sure your buttery buttcheeks would be just fine, too, tho.

Seagal Rinpoche said...

Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.

Jeff said...

Hmmm....doesn't no brainwaves indicate that the subject is brain dead?

Anonymous said...

It annoys me to see someone like Ken Wilber who does tricks — ones that nobody can ever even verify he’s accomplished, by the way — make tons more money than that street juggler down on Venice Beach who does something far cooler. I guess people are impressed by imaginary stuff.

I don’t see any great value in most of what passes for “altered states of consciousness.” Every possible state of altered consciousness is contained within this state of consciousness you possess right at this very moment.

It’s true we are evolutionarily developed to filter consciousness in a particular way. And most of us assume that this particular way is the only way available. There are methods by which you can learn to filter your consciousness in different ways. And perhaps there is some minor value in knowing that there are other ways of filtering things. But it’s just another sort of filter. It’s the difference between looking at the world through rose-tinted glasses and looking at the world through green-tinted glasses. You’re not getting the true picture either way.

So maybe Ken Wilber really can trance out on Delta waves. I’m more impressed with the guy who can juggle butcher’s knives on a balance board. Look at both videos. Honestly, which one is more impressive to you?

Seiryu from Treeleaf said...

This is how it went down…

The Buddha, you know that really famous guy that a lot of bald people wearing bright robes seem to like a lot, well that guy was visiting the great city of the west know as ‘the city that never sleeps.’ Awesome city by the way, if you haven’t been there you should check it out. Anyway, the Blessed one (he goes by a lot of names so just bear with me) was traveling amidst the city with a group of bald headed people, I guess they are called monks, but that doesn’t really matter. I don’t know much about this Buddha character, but there was something awesome about him, he just always seem so at ease and peaceful. Man, I wish I knew what he did. Anyhow, the Blessed one entered a great park in the middle of the great city, found a nice spot under the shade of a tree and calmly took a seat and started doing that no moving, staying still thing he seems to like to do. Between you and me seems real boring, but hey if it works for you I’m cool with it.

So, this young guy, who I later found out was named Seiryu, approached the Buddha. With great respect he got on one knee, folded his hands and addressed the Buddha thus:

“How wonderful it is that the Tathagatha has come to our city and we now have the chance to hear the profound Dharma from the Tathagatha Himself. Please expound on how can one who wished to stop the mind of thoughts and to keep the body still do so in a city of so much activity and movement. I pray to hear what the Blessed one has to say.” He sounded like a kiss up to me. So Buddha said this:

“This city is vast and beautiful, is it not?”

“It is indeed, World Honored One"

“This city is also loud and constantly moving; is it not?”

“It is indeed, World Honored One”

“What makes this city vast and beautiful is that it is loud and constantly moving; is it not?”

“Yes, I see this to be true as well, World Honored One”

“Whereas, if you were to stop all movement of the city and keep it still, would it remain the same vast and beautiful city?

“No, World Honored One, it would not.”

"Well, so is true of the mind and body which are vast and beautiful, yet loud and constantly moving. If you were to stop with force any of these would you still be said to have a mind and body?”

“No, World Honored One, it seems that I would not”

“Listen here,” the Buddha was about to get it on, “one should go about as thus; find stillness in activity, activity in stillness. If one can do this one will find unbounded liberation. And how can one find stillness in activity and activity in stillness? When one goes about in the city, it is not the city that disturbs us, it is our mind that is too active that disturbs us. But go out into the city with a still mind and one will be at peace, going out into a city with stillness of the mind one finds stillness in activity. This is how the Tathagatha moves around in the world of men.

“And when one is doing the practice of all the Buddhas of the three times one should have great activity. When the body is still one should have the great activity of being mindful and alert, of seeing into the true nature of things, of being fully aware of all bodily and mental sensations. It is in this way that one finds activity in stillness. Remember well, find stillness in activity, activity in stillness. Perverse one pointedly in this and one will find unbounded liberation. This is how the Tathagatha moves into the world within.”

Now just between you and me I ain’t understand a word of that, but it sounded awesome to me, Buddha just had that way of speaking. But that Seiryu guy seemed to understand what was said for the light of wisdom rose up in him. He bowed with deep gratitude to the Blessed One and sat down to his side. After a while The Buddha calmly got up and entered back into the world of activity with stillness. For this is how The Buddha does it.

Anyway, I’m off now, I’m gonna to hang around this Buddha guy a little longer, there seems to be something to this.

Anonymous said...

Dorksaywhat?

Broken Yogi said...

I'm more interested in an unaltered state of consciousness.

I meditate in order to be done with all these altered states. Everyday awareness is an altered state. It's altered by our cravings. And unusually altered states such as one can attain through meditation are also altered by our craving. What's that got to do with enlightenment?

Bring craving to an end, and we know ourselves in our unaltered, unconditional reality, which isn't a state at all, and isn't achieved, except in the negative sense of not altering ourselves anymore.

Seagal Rinpoche said...

Meditation is not a way to enlightenment, Nor is it a method of achieving anything at all. It is peace itself. It is the actualization of wisdom, The ultimate truth of the oneness of all things.

an3drew said...

" I don’t know much about this Buddha character, but there was something awesome about him, he just always seem so at ease and peaceful. Man, I wish I knew what he did.'

you mean what you did, making up a bad fairytale ?

an3drew said...

Meditation is not a way to enlightenment, Nor is it a method of achieving anything at all. It is peace itself. It is the actualization of wisdom, The ultimate truth of the oneness of all things."

is writing three cliche packed sentences "actualization of wisdom?"

an3drew said...

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an3drew said...

the thick nat than thing is not posted by me, you can tell because he has just linked to my profile and the little B next to the nick is not orange !

hated by the thousand buddhas as per usual ! well demons !

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Handy said...

Brad, Do please repost it over here, I can't go over to that SG site or the LAST thing I will be doing is reading your column.

an3drew said...

what


is


buddhism


about


that


everybody


behaves


so


badly ?


it's


about


protecting


a very parsimonious


intellectual


investment !


be


more


parsimonious


and


just


be


open to


being

wrong !

Mysterion said...

"Meditation is not a way to enlightenment, Nor is it a method of achieving anything at all. It is peace itself. It is the actualization of wisdom, The ultimate truth of the oneness of all things." - Dogen

wisdom, eh?

do you lose that when your wisdom teeth are extracted.

wisdom was a word like the mormon word "elder." it means you are old enough to participate in the community as an adult (back when civilization was somewhat more somber and children were put out in winter to die...)

wisdom meant "he got serious about life..."

an3drew said...

mysterion, thanx for pointing out that "cliche packed three sentences" was eihei dogen

obviously in part the translator but it's a huge autistic trait in dogen, the way he picks up cliches and recycles them but not quite

it's towards the end of his life that he starts to write independently

hes really VERY autistic

an3drew said...

being


open


to


being


wrong


is


about


as


close


to


enlightenment


as


you


can


get


and


i

think


it's


a

huge


strength


of


brad


warner !

donny said...

Wilber is maybe doing something like Jack Schwartz did before, he claimed he could control pain and heal his body through thought, having discovered this as a PoW in WW2, wonderful stuff and very useful i'm sure as Gniz says, especially in a prisoner of war camp, BUT it sure ain't zazen, altered states can have their uses but as broken yogi says the unaltered state is where it's at... All this talk of folk being ahead of other folks - almost as if there's somewhere we're trying to get to...

Anonymous said...

The Emlightenment Olympic Games in
Lomdom 2012. All the top brain
wave stoppers and kundalini
orgasmic fornicators will be
there, as well as the usual Zen
fornicators. If Brad can get his
dick up to par, he's invited to
join team Big Mind TM. Their motto
- It takes a Big Mind to Get a Big
Dick.

Anonymous said...

And ladies, we know you want to
fornicate with Bradley on his
upcoming tour, but let the man get
his stitches out first.

Anonymous said...

Brad, I think that your upcoming
tour should be called:

Big Man, Big Mind, Big Dick

The Zen groupies will love it.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people are autistic
An3drew. Some of them live in
their own world and throw stones
at the passing samsara. Others
perseverate on the words of
famous Zen personalities. Some
self stimulate by creating vertical
lines of words.

Anonymous said...

some

folks

just

don't

let

themselves

in

on

the

game

they're

playing

with

themselves

and

write

consistently

weak

poetry

make

vacuously

inflated

statements

about

Buddhism

each

time

hiding

intellectual

laziness

and

cowardice

behind

tritely

anarchic

ejaculations

not

u
n
l
i
k
e

the

way

a

teenage

boy

masks

his

lack

of

guitar

practice

with

o
n
a
n
i
s
t
i
crapulences

of

dis
tor
tio
n

hey

we

all

suffer

from

some

condition

but

not

all

wear

it

as

if

having

a

broken

leg

meant

you

could

suddenly

sprint

and

picking

fights

about

running

meant

you

were

Usain

Bolt

but

at

least

its

out

there

may be

he'll

piss

him

self

off

again

and

come

back

all

wise

and

shiny

cus

some

shit

is

painful

to

read

not

least

because

its

really

boring

Anonymous said...

Temptation of a Monk

"That shit makes even the Buddha rage...."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkltrgUPWVs&feature=channel_video_title

______

The Teachings Are

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDxEGxeNBTg&feature=channel_video_title

an3drew said...

"a

teenage

boy

masks"

well
that's

a
step

in

the

right

direction

but

you

don't

actually

say

anything

except

the

usual

negative

abuse

but

perhaps

you

are

talking

about

yourself ?

if

it's

boring

why

ru

replying ?

the fact is you are upset and i applaud the first step out of whatever concrete mould you have encased yourself in !

Anonymous said...

hope you're feeling better brad!

an3drew said...

to the concrete cased anonymous, now you have mastered tategaki (which dogen wrote in as i pointed out before)

why don't you say someting original

not the usual buddhist blather but something real you have thought about

or

is

abuse

all

you

know?

an3drew said...

"A lot of people are autistic
Andrew. Some of them live in
their own world and throw stones
at the passing samsara. Others
perseverate on the words of
famous Zen personalities. Some
self stimulate by creating vertical
lines of words."

there are no non-autistic geniuses

einstein, newton, leonardo da vinci,
heraclitis, sappho, basho, emily dickinson, keats, van gogh, monet, sa'di, wang wei, cao xueqin, wu cheng'en

the

list

is

endless

i'm not including buddha or jesus christ because they were fictional, but if you look you can see elements of autism strongly interwoven into their stories.....

A. Friend said...

What would George Fox do?

an3drew said...

gudo nishijima writing vertically

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNL7Dut9Xzc

i quite liked his style actually

since

buddhism

is

in

theory

about

infinity

why

are

buddhists

the

most

finite?

Mysterion said...

Blogger an3drew said...
"i'm not including buddha or jesus christ because they were fictional"

There's a difference between embellished and fictionalized.

Buddha was embellished.

Jesus was legendary (an embellishment and co-mingling of several characters from folklore including - but not limited to -
Attis, Dionysus, Horus, Krishna, and Mithra)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0910309205

tattoozen said...

Im with Khru on this one.

I havent seen this much jerking off since I found dads stash of playboys in 1983.

Mysterion said...

Xtianity also borrowed from Buddhism.

http://mysterion-postulate.blogspot.com/2010/01/widow-spun-of-2-yarns.html

Xtianity is NOT the Hellenization of Judahism, it is the Hellenization of Buddhism!

Judahism is defined in this book.

cheers,

Chas

an3drew said...

"Temptation of a Monk"

well, that's what that stuff is, movie script, the 6th patriarch is more like the real story

they used to die like flies in those monastries because monks were never healthy in the first place and if you cram alot of unhealthy people together in insanitary conditions what happens?

i

think

some

of

those

hermits

were

really

looking at

self
preservation !

an3drew said...

"I havent seen this much jerking off since I found dads stash of playboys in 1983"

i think you are just discomforted by the application of intelligence to writing and thinking! most people are

it's ok for dogen to be like this but woe betide any-one else !

they

just

don't

realise

what

dogen

was

doing

he's

actually

very

intellectual

philosophical

almost !

an3drew said...

mysterion the problem is that buhdda's life is not consistent with real life, that is it could not occur even in a simple form.

it's a palgarized patchwork, all religious prophets are

the
one

thing

in

buddhas

life

i

relate

to

is

his

looking

at

the

bodhi

tree

for
a

week

well

i

could
manage

several

hours

as

one

day

i

did

under

a
silver

birch

at

nietta

(

now

cut

down)

such

is

the

way

of

man

Anonymous said...

T
L
D
N
R

Mumon said...

Brad, Ken Wilber serves a purpose
in attracting those who seek a
different life.


Have they considered taking up golf?

Or how about curling?

Curlers truly lead a different life, and when curlers want a different life, they can take up the luge.

That's better than Ken Wilbering...

Anonymous said...

Hey Ken Wilber, show off, amputees have being doing shit like that to control certain prostheses decades before your sorry ass came along.

Boring.

I can see why Buddhist no longer want to be associated with the word meditation when you continually get side-shows like this distracting.

Also, if this is being filtered lets just remove andr3w for a few months. Sick of the scrolling attacks.

Anonymous said...

"Mumon said...
Brad, Ken Wilber serves a purpose
in attracting those who seek a
different life.

Have they considered taking up golf?

Or how about curling?

Curlers truly lead a different life, and when curlers want a different life, they can take up the luge.

That's better than Ken Wilbering..."

True, The Spectrum of Consciousness
opened up a door for me in 1968. I
should have said that instead.

Fred

AnotherZenFailure said...

What a bunch of nutters! I've been sitting daily for 20 years and don't understand a word of all this.

an3drew said...

"T
L
D
N
R"

g
o
o
d

that's the way to handle this stuff, one posts and reads to improve one's understanding, not to change people's opinions or right the world or try to shout down what discomforts us !

like in replying to you i have learnt that TLNDR means "too long, didn't read"

that's your call and arguing with upset people that can't cope with what they read is something that gets too wearing !

an3drew said...

"What a bunch of nutters! I've been sitting daily for 20 years and don't understand a word of all this."

what good has sitting done you then ?

i'm really quite serious, being dull intellectually is not what zen is about, dogen, hakuin and bankei would have been interested for sure !

AnotherZenFailure said...

I doubt it's done me any good at all. Was it supposed to?

an3drew said...

"Also, if this is being filtered lets just remove andr3w for a few months. Sick of the scrolling attacks."

my challenge is, take something that was said and reply to the CONTENT, show it up if you can and not just be bad mannered from the sidelines !

BE like those zen masters of old and not just like those incoherent
stupid monks !

what is zen doing to you guys that you end up so crippled in terms of manners or ability to argue for what you think and do?

an3drew said...

"I doubt it's done me any good at all. Was it supposed to?"

i presume you are talking about sitting

historically zen itself has had "zen masters" who have argued very strongly against sitting, presumably they observed the same mental crippling that seems to be so apparent on this board amongst sitters

sitting can only appear reasonable if you are blind to what it is a facsimile of

its part of your disease that what i just said will wash right over you !

Anonymous said...

Dude, where are YOUR manners? You're spamming this thing, and for what? Now you are challenging people? Why? Go bore your analyst, or dog, or maybe stare down the wall for awhile and give yourself and everyone else a well-deserved break.

an3drew said...

" or maybe stare down the wall for awhile"

why, what a stupid thing to do, called "living in a ghost cave" actually

you're another shouting stupidities from the side lines, get in the game for real and reply to CONTENT !

to afraid to have a real name, well that says a lot !

Anonymous said...

That's "too" afraid, and these aren't the sidelines.

What "content" would that be exactly?

Just not playing Your game, little man.

Go away, come again to play another day.

an3drew said...

can i say it agian ?

being intellectually impoverished and inarticulate is not what zen is about.

dogen was highly articulate and broad and artistic

the owner of this board is a writer and very articulate

the "grunt grunt" i sit thing is just crazy.

zen and the arts have always gone together, everyone of you will have a skill or ability in one area or another, what has happened to you ?

an3drew said...

"What "content" would that be exactly?"

why not reply to what i just posted below your reply, like if you feel it's helpful to call me "little man", presumably because you have looked at my photo on my web page and seen i am short

what has zen done to you that you feel that this is helping you?

for sure it's helping me to handle this sort of stuff !

what has zen done to you that you can't speak coherently on the subject and growl like a beaten up stray dog?

Anonymous said...

Its not what zen has done, its your incessant blathering.

Anonymous said...

must

stop

baiting

retard

must

stop

baiting

retard

must

stop

baiting

retard

Anonymous said...

You don't come across as particularly intellectually poverished young man...

Anonymous said...

I've not seen your website, nor do I wish to, I am basing the assessment on your comments, which are consistently small in stature.

Your ego, on the other hand, is enormous.

an3drew said...

the proof of the pudding is the anonymous identity

if you can't admit to who you are on a harmless place like this blog then you have some basic issues

most likely you have some position in zen

do any of the old stories talk about anonymous masters or whatever maybe a cloak over thier face so they can't be recognized?

you are not winning

Anonymous said...

Not having a trite answer to everything is actually good.

an3drew said...

i'm think i'm leaving off, CHECKMATE and if you can't see that ............

to have any credence you have to front up who you are

your route of escape is covered by a queen i am afraid

Anonymous said...

Andrew Levin you come home
immediately and leave those
nice men alone. You've been a
naughty, naughty boy.

Clean up your room, and stop
talking about Mr. Dogen or
we'll have to put you back on
the meds.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/who_knows/

Brian said...

It was never chess....

MyNameIsMichaelCaine said...

Bell


e
n
d

Good to be baaack said...

Quid quod et ipse fugit!

Anonymous said...

From Andy's board, rule#1:

"one of the most important provisions is not to pass on my criticisms of other people on other boards to them, or even that i have criticised them, or, as usually is the case, made some telling insult about them that exposes their stupidity"

an3drew said...

can't you guys get anything right?

the link to the who_knows health board that works is

http://tinyurl.com/3m349ty

applicants to the board who don't read the agreement will be rejected out of hand !

for

the

wimps

which

would

be

all

of

you

a

preview

version

http://preview.tinyurl.com/3m349ty

a


leaving


not


sudden


and


complete


but


by


dribs


and


drabs !

hopefully i am getting there !

an3drew said...

i tell you what, health message boards are the russian front compared to you "walk in the park" types

you are are babies compared to what i have been through !

btw i am in excellent health through the compendium and supplements program

http://tinyurl.com/3vybrux

http://preview.tinyurl.com/3vybrux

Pete said...

Except for that pesky delusion of grandeur thingy, huh?...

an3drew said...

i really think i am out, i appreciate brad warner's leaving my posts on and i think that's a credit to his understanding of life and what zen's about

he will have been asked to remove my posts, or at least that's what usually happens

by the usual bully boys (women are worse actually for this!) who can't argue

there's something there in what i have said if you are prepared to put down your notions of having an adequate understanding

i am available on my own message boards, but you would be there on my terms as i get sick of all the schihophrenic arguing like as happened here

well we are all with dogen, rotting away in the yellow springs !

happy zombie life !

an3drew said...

i'm free : o )

Anonymous said...

Ken Wilber is hot.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

Anonymous said...

The dark night. When you engage in destructive behaviour you could look it up andr3w. Maybe waste of your time... or not.

It's not really a soto or rinzai thing though.

Anonymous said...

Brad? Really? Why bother moderating comments when you let this latest stuff through? What is the point? At least before there was something admirable about your no-censoring position. Now there is nothing. you suck just like any other self-important morality cop.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 10:09 PM? Really? You haven't noticed that the comments haven't been moderated or held pending approval for the last couple of days? Isn't it glaringly obvious?

Anonymous said...

You will never have better evidence than this blog and it's comments that sitting doesn't work !

it's about as real as Buddha

all

in dreamland i
am afraid !

an3drew said...

it's


hard


to


get


that


some


people


are


so


so


retarded


it's


hard


to


miss


it's


like


a


rocky


cliff


that


you


fall


off


over


and


over


again !

an3drew said...

buddha


a

puerile


dream


of


men


since


before


the


beginning


of


time !




:



o



)



(

an3drew said...

meditation


is


insane


why ?


i


don't


know !


poetry


writing


and


homilies


are


not !

an3drew said...

all


you


bodhisattva


cocksyckers


i


piss


in


your


face !




:



o



)

an3drew said...

how is sitting like wanking?

they masturbate their minds !

an3drew said...

i

feel

inspired

:

o

)

all

the

gutless

anonymous

wankers

will

be

running

for

mummy

won't

they

;

o

)

an3drew said...

zen

supposedly

beyond

life
and

death

except

for

its

timorous

adherents !

an3drew said...

buddha


darling


of


the


panzies


: o )

Manny Furious said...

I bet Andr3w and Ken Wilber were pretty similar at that age.

Anonymous said...

"Really? You haven't noticed that the comments haven't been moderated or held pending approval for the last couple of days? Isn't it glaringly obvious?"

Anonymous @ 4:47PM I Hadn't noticed. But then I'm not here as much as some of you.

Anonymous said...

The barking of a rabid dog.

Anonymous said...

the quiet hum of a distant highway

Korey said...

Remember Ice Cube had a jerry curl?

an3drew said...

"I bet Andr3w and Ken Wilber were pretty similar at that age."

now i'm offended !

ken wilber is a twit, adi da was a ratbag and andrew cohen is a thieving scumbag !

congratulations on being a real person and not some anonymous zenite desperately drying to shore up an eroding levee !

i

like

your

poem

but

the

man

on

the

inside

and

the

man

on

the

outside

are

not

the

same

and

education

is

a

suckers

game

and

you

are

too

wishy

washy

i

kill

once

a

week

they

die

a
gruesome

death

those

wallabies !


a

copper

bullet

through

the

heart

and

lungs

and

i

quite

like

hunting

an3drew said...

you anonymous wankers still don't get it do you ? you are different on the inside and outside, fearful twits on the inside and blustering idiots on the outside

when
you

are

not

wanking

when

you

become

the

whole

man !

Anonymous said...

Language Timothy

Soft Troll said...

To An3drew:

You are the first poster on this comments section whose posts make me feel that I'd have to be careful in my interactions with you if I found out you lived next door to me. That just the impression I've formed, of course.

You might be a relatively grounded human being on terra firma, but I don't think I'm alone in feeling a little concerned for the real Andrew out there.

Non-anonymous commenters have often engaged in dialogue with or openly about a person who appears to be 'over-cooking' things here. And we can all get a little cooked-up now and again - or at least present ourselves in such a way.

Last time you were here you ended up deleting your posts when regulars attempted sincerely to respond to your views.

Don't you think it's odd that nearly all of your critics are anonymous, considering the tone and content of your posts? Your highly idiosyncratic take on Dogen, for example, I would usually expect to induce fulsome debate.

I think it would be a shame if you were indeed putting people off responding to you because of the impression they form from your style of address.

an3drew said...

"You might be a relatively grounded human being on terra firma, but I don't think I'm alone in feeling a little concerned for the real Andrew out there.'

honestly you are typical americans, untravelled, obtuse and senselessly aggressive

the thing about the net is there's endless potential involvements, is this one frutiful?

well it has been, i use my posts here as material for my writing, but i feel that has sorta plateaued out as the complete rigidity and schizophrenia of the participants has become apparent

jonckher said...

Great post. With all meditative practices these days I ask myself whether it has increased the quality of my life and those I interact with. I used to really get into reaching "higher states" of meditation and certainly experienced lots of different things in various retreats. It was kinda fun but it wasnt until I meet a teacher who showed me a more integrated way of taking my practice off the cushion that I could actually say things changed. Anyway, thanks for the post.

an3drew said...

the


basic


problem


is


involvement


and


then


you


have


to


unwind


the


involvement


so


it's


better


not


to


get


involved


most


people


intuitively


understand


this


i


don't


and


have


to


learn


the


hard


way !

Soft Troll said...

Perhaps some people you are being hard on are learning by their own hard way too. It must be difficult being a rigid, American Schizophrenic Zenite. I guess it has its advantages too, though. One never can be sure.

an3drew said...

read emily dickinson, her life is a discursion on ultimate reality !

zen only makes sense if you blinker yourself from writers like her

if

you

don't

the

whole

fiction

evaporates

away !

an3drew said...
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Walt said...

You know, Andrew, your hero Emily would've NEVER been caught dead (well I guess she has been here, heh)on a blog commentary like this.

If you want to be a genuine wanna-be (don't drool I didn't say wallaby balls) maybe you should go back to your reclusive post-Emily Dickinson pseudo-personna-non-gratis status (hint hint).

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Mysterion has become thoughtful about how he used to spam this blog now that he has to put up with An3drew's commentary diarrhea?

"Aww, they're just lonely loners with nothing but time on their hands." -Captive Audience*

*I, for one, am leaving instead of wading through any more of this insufferable drivel. Looks like several others have as well. Bye.