The lumberjack thread

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The lumberjack thread

Postby Jechbi » Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:56 am

One nit a person might pick with this board is that there aren't enough threads about lumberjacks. So I'm starting one! :clap:



I bet the brilliant minds here can make up much cooler lyrics. But let's change the opening:

I'm a Dhamma hack, and I'm okay.
I sleep all night and I work all day.

I sit around. I watch my breath.
I try to just let go.
On Wednesdays I go shoppin'
and then I walk real slow.


Who has the next verse?

:hello:
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: The lumberjack thread

Postby Guy » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:36 am

I cut down greed,
I sit and walk,
I like to give dana,

I make peace with every moment
and like to read Suttas
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm
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Re: The lumberjack thread

Postby Jechbi » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:45 am

Awesome!

Oh, he's a Dhamma hack and he's okay,
he sleeps all night and he works all day!


Who's next?
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: The lumberjack thread

Postby Jechbi » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:55 am

I think about
rebirth a lot
while reading Dhammawheel.
But then I just remember:
this "self" is nothing real.

Oh, he's a Dhamma hack and he's okay,
he sleeps all night and he works all day!
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: The lumberjack thread

Postby pink_trike » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:25 am

Many of my relatives were lumberjacks (and lumberjack wives) in the the northern midwest of the U.S. A finer bunch of folks couldn't be found anywhere. They lived simply, within the limits of the natural world, and spent a lot of time being quiet in nature, had big hearts, and kept their mind simple. If it had ever occurred to one of my lumberjack uncles or aunts to write a haiku, it would go something like:

I care for the forest
I care for my family
I live in balance with all living beings.

...but of course, (even though they were very intelligent) none of them were abstract enough to write such narcissistic nonsense. They simply lived in harmony with the whole...meaning that they didn't see themselves as separate from the whole, but rather, integral to the whole.
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.
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Re: The lumberjack thread

Postby Jechbi » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:40 pm

Very cool!

He's a Dhamma hack and he's okay,
he sleeps all night and he works all day!


I download talks.
I listen hard.
I like to drink coffee.
And when it's time to go to bed,
I might not be sleepy.
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: The lumberjack thread

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:24 am

Love it :)
may get my friend to put it to song when finished
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: The lumberjack thread

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:05 am

You have many contacts
Among the dhamma hacks
To get you facts
When someone attacks your imagination

But nobody has any respect
Anyway they already expect you
To just give a check
To local sangha organizations


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[At least Ben will get it... :sage:]
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