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March 06, 2006

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I love these down-to-earth examples! Way to go.

Dave, I'll return a compliment and say that I love your own Via Negativa weblog.
http://neithernor.blogspot.com/

Finally got around to adding you to my Links to Explore list after having browsed you before.

Figured that since we have each read Feyerabend's "Against Method," we've got a lot in common (like, insanity?).

Reminds me of the Takehashi poem translated by Lucien Stryk, which he calls "Absence". I took a slant translation of the whole thing as a meditation sound once upon a time: Ru Su Mu - absent self.

As a child, I bothered my mom by asking questions, and her throw away response was always, "Who wants to know?" Of course, I thought about that. So years later when shonen asked if I would stay to work at the temple, I said, "mu." He made me a cup of coffee.

Thanks, Brian - I'm honored. As for insanity, I prefer to think of it as a well-developed sense of play. On the other hand, it's probably true that my sense of humor is the *only* thing standing between me and full-blown, whacked-out looney toonism.

Edward, that's great, to get a koan from your own mother!

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