Friday, June 16, 2006

Runs in the family

Thanks very much for all of this. Actually I had been looking to find the Japanese chanting version of the Kannon Gyo. Very interesting translation of the "Identity".* "Do not judge by any standards" wonderfully puts that distinctively buddhist injunction or admonition I've always admired. The Faith Mind Verses include a line something like: The burdensome practice of judging should finally be abandoned at once. Does it not seem that something is immediately-at-hand and requires no name?


*Hyperlinks mine.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


via RealPlayer

The Beach Boys personified the California spirit with their harmonious pop.

Brian Wilson is widely heralded as a mad genius.

Brian Wilson is deaf in one ear, reportedly due to being repeatedly beaten by his father.