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#1 2006-09-05 14:47:56

dstone
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Empty words.

Listen to the voice of the wind
  in the pines
  when no wind blows.

Become a pen
  in the sun's hand.
We need for the earth to sing
  through our pores and eyes.

We sit together,
  the mountain and me,
  until only the mountain remains.

(Ryoko, Hafiz, and Li Po, respectively.)


When it is rainy, I am in the rain. When it is windy, I am in the wind.  - Mitsuo Aida

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#2 2006-09-05 20:13:39

edosan
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Re: Empty words.

...


Listen to the voice of the wind         smile
  in the pines
  when no wind blows.

Become a pen                                neutral
  in the sun's hand.
We need for the earth to sing
  through our pores and eyes.

We sit together,                              smile
  the mountain and me,
  until only the mountain remains.


...


Zen is not easy.
It takes effort to attain nothingness.
And then what do you have?
Bupkes.

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#3 2006-09-06 00:31:58

dstone
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Re: Empty words.

Agreed.  If I overlook the words "become" and "we need", I enjoy the Hafiz verse more.

-Darren.


When it is rainy, I am in the rain. When it is windy, I am in the wind.  - Mitsuo Aida

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#4 2006-09-06 11:34:29

benjo
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From: Greyhound Bus Station
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Re: Empty words.

I play my shakuhachi

over and over again.

One bare dim bulb

Echo of Greyhound Bus Station men's room door

swinging shut.



<GASSHO>

Last edited by benjo (2006-09-07 12:09:58)


"Tee-hee is the highest note obtainable in the toiletpaper shakuhachi ryu" Master Toto

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#5 2006-09-06 20:29:56

Josh
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Re: Empty words.

Benjo,
  Haven't heard from you lately around here. We missed you:) Guess you've been in deep meditation down at the Greyhound

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#6 2006-09-07 12:21:21

benjo
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Re: Empty words.

Josh wrote:

Benjo,
  Haven't heard from you lately around here. We missed you:) Guess you've been in deep meditation down at the Greyhound

Master was being too mean. Too much meditation on MD 2020.

Had to go on Shakuhachi 12-step Program. Now I write zen shakuhachi poems instead.

<gassho>


"Tee-hee is the highest note obtainable in the toiletpaper shakuhachi ryu" Master Toto

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#7 2007-03-07 12:36:50

radi0gnome
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Re: Empty words.

I don't think it's really Zen, but I came to a great realization after chanting these 3 words in succession:

Ohwa,
Tagu,
Siam


"Now birds record new harmonie, And trees do whistle melodies;
Now everything that nature breeds, Doth clad itself in pleasant weeds."
~ Thomas Watson - England's Helicon ca 1580

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#8 2007-03-07 15:00:55

dstone
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Re: Empty words.

radi0gnome wrote:

Ohwa,
Tagu,
Siam

Da
Tsagu
Dwan!


When it is rainy, I am in the rain. When it is windy, I am in the wind.  - Mitsuo Aida

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#9 2007-03-12 07:04:09

benjo
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Re: Empty words.

dstone wrote:

radi0gnome wrote:

Ohwa,
Tagu,
Siam

Da
Tsagu
Dwan!

This thoughtful poetry makes me want to play on my shakuhachi,
"Yearning for the Mogen David" and "Greyhound Bus Station Jishi"

What Joy!

<gassho>


"Tee-hee is the highest note obtainable in the toiletpaper shakuhachi ryu" Master Toto

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