hmmm    2002-07-11 02:26:23 ET


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     2002-07-06 19:38:48 ET
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     2002-07-05 07:45:31 ET
i feel ...empty...weightless...like my bones are glass and my flesh is neon gas...my eye's cut a single horizontal slash of observation out arc-ing infront of me....behind my head...the base of my spine is coiled...taunt...my head hangs as if supported from above...thinking mind is swimming in the fishbowl of the actual...i am bouyant in my skull ...my right hand forms a blessing, the other grips a stilleto knife...neither really exist...things happening, rumbling, invading the silent humm of climate controled weather...do i feel or hear the plane first...bass from my mp3's roll with the strength of unseen waves, i am bouyant...my big mind feels/hears/is all things at once, yet i am just i...the small mind exists in the inbetween of these two...no thoughts of past...no worrys of future..i am the now...the bouyant now....

     2002-06-29 06:03:50 ET
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     2002-06-24 06:19:53 ET
this should help any one track down my two favorite starter books on zen, i have got a couple of comments and emails about it soo...


A First Zen Reader, compiled by Trevor Leggett on Charles E Tuttle Company, INC. Presses of Rutland Vermont and Tokyo Japan, library of congress number 60-12739, original copy right 1960 last print was the 24th and done in 1998...

>review this book is a great introduction to zen thoughts and idea's from a very japanese mind set, but translated superbly by the author it isn't a study per say but more like frank discussions on the subject of zen by both sects the Soto and Rinzai....it has a great chapter on the original face and the song of mediation...



Nine-Headed Dargon River, by Peter Matthiessen,on Shambhala Publications, INC. (distributed by random house so its much easier to find, shambhala is a very reputable company in the zen community) http://www.shambhala.com ....headquartered in boston...

>review the author takes the reader along with him through his introduction to zen, and his travels and wrestlings with it, its a great read that carrys the sentiment of american zen and expresses well the concepts, includes much history and lots of important details on zen over the last 14 centurys....

there are lots of other great books i could recommend but these are the best of the places to start...
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