Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

politics: concentration of power
industry: concentration of production
aristocracy: concentration of wealth
megapolis: concentration of people
religion: concentration of ideology
technology: concentration of energy
meditation: concentration of mind
nirvana: concentration pf freedom.

space eternity
clouds tea
song laughter
wind -

ji bo

Friday, April 22, 2011

near Lordsburg, New Mexico

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ancient Chinese poets understood the finer points of alcohol -
just drunk enough to escape the bonds of rational mechanics.

from "the innumerable sayings of tao jones"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

“It just ain’t possible to explain some things. It’s interesting to wonder on them and do some speculation, but the main thing is you have to accept it — take it for what it is, and get on with your growing.”

Jim Dodge (Fup)

bugs r us

no shame.

ji bo

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

T'ao the Hermit

"Even if I could learn
to follow the curb and reins,
To go against one's nature
is always a mistake."

T'ao Ch'ien (365-427 c.e.)
(W. Acker trans)

Sunday, April 17, 2011


burst of light
in sea of foam
seeing true nature
as is.

ji bo

Saturday, April 16, 2011

after a life threatening experience,
a cold beer is the yoga of choice.

from "the innumerable sayings
of tao jones."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"If the world suddenly came to an end,
who would notice?"

from "the innumerable sayings
of tao jones"

All Appearances

"All appearances, inner and outer, are the
creative display of mind's intrinsic radiance."

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Saturday, April 9, 2011

spring - iron mountain

creative accounting

last in first out
first down last up
1+1 = 1
2+2 = 1
1-1 = 1
1+0 = 1.

the joy of mathematics.

ji bo

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Isha Upanishad

They enter a turbulent
darkness, who
cultivate ignorance -
a yet thicker darkness
who are addicted to

excerpt: Isha Upanishad
(Andrew Schelling trans.)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"To be aware that you are alive
and walking on Earth -
that is already enlightenment."

Thich Nhat Hanh
(Buddha Mind, Buddha Body)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

it's the ecology, stupid!

Monk asks Master Kong, "Presidential election very complicated:
balanced budget; cap and trade; protecting oil; ozone hole;
dirty bombs; talk radio; very bad music!
What is most important?"

Master Kong says, "It's the ecology, stupid!"

ji bo

Sunday, April 3, 2011

no center.

ji bo

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Pure Land

when wandering
back roads
of the Pure Land,
be sure
not to run out
of gas.

ji bo

Friday, April 1, 2011

is not

ji bo