Where is Joe?

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Where is Joe?

Post by Mason » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:54 pm

I miss him.
"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by Mason » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:05 pm

No joke. I see Joe's posts. Bring me the rhinoceros!
"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by desert_woodworker » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:08 pm

Here in the desert is where, thanks!, Mason.

Nice weather we're having.

(just taking a break from posting. Doesn't mean I'm not reading every few days, and practicing passivity. ;) I'll remain largely absent until Ground Hog Day, or until after the 10th anniversary of the passing of my Shihfu, the Ven. Sheng Yen, who passed on Feb. 3, 2009 in Taiwan).

Friendly greetings,

--Joe

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by Mason » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:20 pm

Thanks. I was worried that you had deserted us.
"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by fuki » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:32 pm

Mason wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:54 pm
I miss him.
"Not a day goes by that I don't"
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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by Mason » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:44 pm

I cannot taste the night.
I have become the night, and
I cannot taste it.

For you, worlds appear;
For me, you appear -
You are my dearest friend,
But not the only one.
"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by fuki » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:57 pm

Mason, Brother....

Your expressions remind me of my first 'encounter' with Sri Niz.
http://www.nonduality.com/asmi3a.htm

I will keep on Singing that we're prior to life, prior to the cosmos, and yet in this theatre of dreams how lovely to remind each other of who we really are, (and will touch all sentient beings in doing no harm) I take much joy in all the forms known as "Mason" "Joe" "Larry" etc, it is MOST intimate. :111:
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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by desert_woodworker » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:13 pm

M.,
Mason wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Thanks. I was worried that you had deserted us.
Not likely to happen.

No way, Hose-B! ;)

You know the joke about the Mexican fire-chief and his two little sons, Hose-A, and Hose-B? (somebody put this to me in grad-school, about 35 years ago... ).

--Giuseppe

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by Mason » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:37 am

The grass is sometimes verdant.
"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by loves' the unjust » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:40 am

Mason wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:37 am
The grass is sometimes verdant.
not a zen saying.
cooper

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by Mason » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:51 am

Enver M. wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:40 am
Mason wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:37 am
The grass is sometimes verdant.
not a zen saying.
If you say so.
"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by Mason » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:03 am

I'll remain largely absent until Ground Hog Day, or until after the 10th anniversary of the passing of my Shihfu, the Ven. Sheng Yen, who passed on Feb. 3, 2009 in Taiwan).

https://www.lionsroar.com/master-sheng-yens-death-poem/
"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by loves' the unjust » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:02 am

Mason wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:51 am
Enver M. wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:40 am
Mason wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:37 am
The grass is sometimes verdant.
not a zen saying.
If you say so.
:namaste:
cooper

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by fuki » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:02 pm

Mason wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:37 am
The grass is sometimes verdant.
Song that made an impact on me as an eight-ten year old for I watched mom/stephdad sing it hundreds of times together and I was fascinated how they interpreted the lyrics and the effect it had on their psyche.


Dutch;
[SPOILER]
het gras zal altijd groener zijn aan de andere kant van de heuvels.
al zien de anderen om ons heen niet verder dan dit ene dal.
het gras zal altijd groener zijn in het land ver weg achter de heuvels
ik weet dat niemand het gelooft, geen mens behalve jij en ik.
het gras zal altijd groener zijn aan de andere kant van de heuvels.
laat alles achter wat je hebt en volg me als je van me houdt.
het gras zal altijd groener zijn aan de andere kant van de heuvels.
vervulde wensen gaan voorbij maar aan 't verlangen komt geen eind.
het gras zal altijd groener zijn aan de andere kant van de heuvels.
en als we nu niet verder gaan dan drijft de sleur ons uit elkaar.
het gras zal altijd groener zijn in dat land ver weg achter de heuvels .
ik blijf bij jou omdat ik weet dat we daar anders zijn dan hier.
het gras zal altijd groener zijn aan de andere kant van de heuvels.
al zien de anderen om ons heen niet verder dan dit ene dal.
het gras zal altijd groener zijn in het land ver weg achter de heuvels.
en na de laatste horizon begint misschien een andere tijd.
English (auto-translated)
[SPOILER]
the grass will always be greener on the other side of the hills.
even though the others around us see no further than this one valley.
the grass will always be greener in the country far away behind the hills
I know that no one believes it, no man except you and me.
the grass will always be greener on the other side of the hills.
leave everything you have and follow me if you love me.
the grass will always be greener on the other side of the hills.
fulfilled wishes go by, but the desire does not end.
the grass will always be greener on the other side of the hills.
and if we do not go further now, the routine drives us apart.
the grass will always be greener in that country far away behind the hills.
I stay with you because I know we are different from here.
the grass will always be greener on the other side of the hills.
even though the others around us see no further than this one valley.
the grass will always be greener in the country far away behind the hills.
and another time may start after the last horizon.
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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by Mason » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:00 pm

Is it Joe or is it Brian?
"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by fuki » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:56 pm

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Split a piece of Wood and He is there :D
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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by Mason » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:19 pm

odd. he keeps ignoring my text messages. :112:
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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by fuki » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:39 pm

Mason wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:19 pm
odd. he keeps ignoring my text messages. :112:
Anything digital goes straight into his spam folder, try pen and paper.
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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by Mason » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:54 pm

Personally, I try to avoid rites and rituals.
"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Re: Where is Joe?

Post by fuki » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:02 pm

Mason wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:54 pm
Personally, I try to avoid rites and rituals.
We shall shake paws.
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