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the buddha of dung

the zen of dog

the zen of not-zen

the book of nothing

the zen of non-collaboration

the zen of sufism

the zen of nihilism

the zen of disengagement

the hells going on

the zen of love and disillusionment

haikai on the edge

the zen of poetry

the zen of celebration

the zen of irony


the zen of cooking

the zen of tantra

the zen of masculinity

towards the zen of sex


houses for the dead

ireland & the phallic continuum

fools for nothingness









this will make you think





Standing in front of the smile
on the face of a boiled pig's head
- you be as generous !

- Ko Un

The powerful are ever more lonely.

- Swami Vrhka Baba

All the time I am praying to the Buddha
I keep on killing mosquitoes.

- Issa

Insects on a bough
Floating downriver,
Still singing.

- Issa

Seeing into one's own nature.

- Hui-neng

We are here and it is now.
Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.

- H. L. Mencken

Being is what it is.

- J-P Sartre

To see what is in front of one's nose needs constant struggle.

- George Orwell

Break the legs of what I want to happen.
Humiliate my desire.
Eat me like chocolate.
It is spring and finally I have no will.

- Jalaluddin Rumi

We fire clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside that holds what we want.

- Lao Tzu

Those who think they're sane are merely arrogant.

- Swami Vrhka Baba

Death is the sum of what it steals from us.

- from the film "Tous les Matins du Monde"

It is there, right where you are;
If you seek it, obviously you do not see it.

- Muso Kokushi

So little time - so little to do.

- Oscar Levant

Calm in quietude is not real calm;
when you can be calm in the midst of activity,
this is the true state.
Happiness in comfort is not real happiness;
when you can be happy in the midst of hardship,
then you realise your true potential.

- Huanchu Daoren

To ask the hard question is simple.

- W. H. Auden

There is no beginning to practice nor end to enlightenment;
There is no beginning to enlightenment nor end to practice.

- Dogen

If you really desire peace, be ready to sweat blood.

- Hakuin

The human soul's as deep as emptiness.

- Swami Vrhka Baba



we’re lost where the mind can’t find us utterly lost

- Ikkyû


After Ikkyû
Anthony Weir

Cirrus caressing the sky.
Old man ejaculates alone.


Life by numbers.
Long life.
Sequoias too.


now nearly eighty
I offer my little hard turds to the Buddha


Avoiding shame.
What I say
and what I think
are (I think I hope I think)
the same.


Flowers are silent
Silence is silent
My mind is a noisy flower with the corpses of insect-thoughts sticking to it


Half-dissolved gravestones
can, if you're desperate, be used for grinding coffee.


The painful path is beautiful
and leads to beautiful painless nothing


Memory is a bramble-patch
scratching your every thought
and producing drupelet-scabs


Value-laden words
Dirt too is beautiful
and the swirly spiral flush of turds


Blind donkey stumbles over stones into walls and ditches
Pain, no words, no hope


just a drop in the ocean a neutral
drop in the bitter
ocean a tiny drop in
the viral sea


dog-shit can teach you more
than the writings of the holy wholly unholy
fakers of wisdom


I have never seen my brain


constant life constant death
the moon is so attractive


is just another kind of inspiration



If you do not get it from yourself, Where will you go for it ?

If you try to aim for it, you are turning away from it.





All teachings are likely to be false.


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