Improvisation 5.17.2017 – SoundCloud & Book of Stone and Sand, Zen Koans, Dailypedia app 5.17

Circa 2006, University of Alabama Huntsville, untitled, (when art students take logic courses)

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[the book of stone and sand is a book of 13th and early 19th century Koans which was posted on until it was taken down after 11/8 and is available other places] Zen Story: “A Zen Teacher saw five of his students return from the market, riding their bicycles. When they had dismounted, the teacher asked the students,“Why are you riding your bicycles?”

The first student replied, “The bicycle is carrying this sack of potatoes. I am glad that I do not have to carry them on my back!” The teacher praised the student, saying, “You are a smart boy. When you grow old, you will not walk hunched over, as I do.”

The second student replied, “I love to watch the trees and fields pass by as I roll down the path.” The teacher commended the student, “Your eyes are open and you see the world.”

The third student replied, “When I ride my bicycle, I am content to chant, nam myoho renge kyo.”The teacher gave praise to the third student, “Your mind will roll with the ease of a newly trued wheel.”

The fourth student answered, “Riding my bicycle, I live in harmony with all beings.” The teacher was pleased and said, “You are riding on the golden path of non-harming.”

The fifth student replied, “I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle.” The teacher went and sat at the feet of the fifth student, and said, “I am your disciple.””

Composite Keys

The key
All day trying to create
Awesome metaphor for the broken heart
Is how she does it
One mission for today
What may it be?
So fearful of all your broken hearts
And all transcendence
Mind on fire with false analysis
An opening note of insanity
27 songs that changed history
Some things are groundbreaking
Is that what I once sought?

Can we see the truth of the mind?
Was once in history human mind non-existent?
Created, invented things
You and the page were one
The mind was you, you were unobserved
Unitary, undivided against yourself
And matter, the world, was as it was
No other way
The eternal moment of zen
A sudden resurgence of poetry back to prominence
A sudden blow for the leading edge
The force of quality, excellence, flow
Concussive burst
Connection unstrung from electric spiderwebs and the rack
Altogether melding, the re-melding is hardest
a House has been deeply split
One side tormented
That background remains strongest
The giver of life


Traveling in a foreigners’ land

Not knowing the languagettriThe road is long and hazards many

Take ease for a day, a night, a time

Relax your stringent diet, the body needs strength

Ease your watchfulness, body & mind need sleep

Take pleasure in things, it feeds the soul

Rest your eyes, the news will still be there

Let go of your concerns, it is alright

The soulsick also need care, rest

Idyll in a garden in Summer, Winter a museum

Watch your breath go in and out, let the mind settlekajsgDeep internal change can be, you know

It is not only a lie in a horoscope

You are perhaps pulled to other roads, other towns

Perhaps you are just weary of this journey

Study the Dao of the grass beneath your feet

Going against the grain brings only hardship

Take rest weary traveler, find a soft place, welcoming hands

Entrust your aches to Morpheus, he will salve them

Dream a new day when you see joyful, friendly eyesIMG_0937Wander, walk, but the body accepts no insults

Ease your watchfulness

In peace, your answers find you


The Voice of Happiness