[NetBehaviour] ~submergence < > sound < > mountain radio < > emergence~

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Sun Nov 5 17:57:31 CET 2017

Yes, absolutely!

- Alan, thanks

On Sun, 5 Nov 2017, Pall Thayer via NetBehaviour wrote:

> Are these the mp3s that use the drum sequencer? They sound great!
> On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:
>       ~submergence < > sound < > mountain radio < > emergence~
>       don't get anyone upset when speaking to other people, saying
>       things like a green mountain can't walk (can't get up and walk)
>       and an eastern mountain can't travel on water. when you don't
>       understand anything, when your understanding is beginner's
>       understanding, you doubt everything, the phrase 'green mountains
>       are walking' means nothing to you. when your studies are just
>       beginning, you're troubled by everything, by 'flowing mountains'
>       and 'radio' for example, you have uneasy dreams at night, your
>       face is shallow and troubled. you don't even know that water
>       flows, that air flows, that rocks and mountains flow, that the
>       radio sings everywhere, your drown in your understanding, drown
>       in everything. for mountains are mountains and alive like the
>       dust you walk in, everything is a mountain and a mountain is
>       everything. there's understanding and not understanding, there's
>       listening and not listening, and not listening listening,
>       everything forms everything else, nothing forms everything,
>       buddhas are formed everywhere, buddha appear just like that,
>       there wasn't anything before, there was everything.
>       when you don't know, speaking is painful whatever you say,
>       nothing negates mountains moving here and there, walking
>       everywhere, crossing water and valleys, even skies where radio
>       is there above and below. your views are pools among them, and
>       they support you when you are right, and when you are wrong you
>       can't hear the difference, you can't see the difference. nothing
>       and everything is knowing and knowledge and there is no
>       knowledge here, aren't you amazing, sesshu's mountains flowing
>       like radio, you don't need sesshu, you don't need flowing
>       mountains, you don't need radio. such mountains aren't
>       understood by everyone, one moment to the next, they're walking
>       among radio. we'll talk about mountains here, we'll say nothing,
>       it's just a word, this mountain, holding everything together,
>       one word or another, why not a word, why not silence. they move
>       and flow like radio, these mountains. they give birth, they're
>       just there, they move, they're flowing, open your eyes, there
>       are buddhas all around you, there are mountains and valleys,
>       there's radio all about, open your eyes, your ears, open your
>       mouth, silently speak, speak silence, listen.
>       paraphrasing from dogen's sansuikyo
>       http://www.alansondheim.org/akkad1255.jpg
>       http://www.alansondheim.org/radio.mp3
>       http://www.alansondheim.org/gravel.mp3
>       http://www.alansondheim.org/forpt.mp3
>       http://www.alansondheim.org/akkad1237.jpg
>       "For their other foreign-language broadcasts the Nazis have a
>       strange assortment of hired Balkanites, Dutch, Scandinavians,
>       Spaniards, Arabs, and Hindus. Once in a great while one of these
>       speakers turns out to be 'unreliable.' Such a one was the
>       Yugoslav speaker who began his broadcast the other night:
>       'Ladies and gentlemen, what you are about to hear from Berlin
>       tonight is a lot of nonsense, a pack of lies, and if you have
>       any sense, you will turn your dials.' He got no further, for
>       there are 'checkers' sitting listening at the Propaganda
>       Ministry at the other end of town. The last seen of the fellow
>       was when the S.S. guards carted him off to jail."
>       - from William Shirer, Berlin Diary, 1941
>       (thanks to paul thayer's Steal This CodeArt, 2017)
>       +++
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