Genkaku's Blog

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Genkaku's Blog

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:35 am

Greetings,

Genkaku used to have a much-loved and much-read blog at E-Sangha, but he has since stopped updating that blog, and commenced his own on Blogspot.

Genkaku Again
http://genkaku-again.blogspot.com/

Genkaku's spitballing always makes for a good read.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby dumb bonbu » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:03 am

cool! cheers for sharing peeps. i had a peek at the first few pages of Love Letters via amazon and it looks like it would be an enjoyable and inspiring read. i look forward to perusing the blog too. cheers for starting up again genkaku! :smile:
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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby floating_abu » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:39 pm

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Postby floating_abu » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:40 pm

Thanks Retro
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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby Luke » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:15 pm

Genkaku is becoming a minor celebrity. We better all get his autograph now before he stars in a reality TV show which involves living in a house with Tony Danza, Gillian Anderson, Cindy Crawford, and Ralph Macchio and becomes a household name.

More Buddhists should be on reality shows...

Or Genkaku could simply start making some YouTube videos. A Zen version of "Dr. Phil" perhaps?
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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby floating_abu » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:58 pm

Luke wrote:Genkaku is becoming a minor celebrity. We better all get his autograph now before he stars in a reality TV show which involves living in a house with Tony Danza, Gillian Anderson, Cindy Crawford, and Ralph Macchio and becomes a household name.

More Buddhists should be on reality shows...

Or Genkaku could simply start making some YouTube videos. A Zen version of "Dr. Phil" perhaps?


Would you say the same to HH? "Celebrity" is not always a noun, but oft it's a projection and probably more of an inconvenience.

Best mind our own motives. Otherwise, feel free to call me Suzy, Sky.
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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby Luke » Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:31 pm

floating_abu wrote:Would you say the same to HH? "Celebrity" is not always a noun, but oft it's a projection and probably more of an inconvenience.

Best mind our own motives. Otherwise, feel free to call me Suzy, Sky.

I'm happy that Genkaku is getting some acclaim. It's fun to know rising stars. I was just joking around a bit because Genkaku's posts seem to indicate that he has a good sense of humor. (And yes, I do have the secret desire to see a Zen master on a reality TV show.)

Anyway, I apologize if I offended you in some way, Abu.
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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby floating_abu » Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:59 pm

Luke wrote:Anyway, I apologize if I offended you in some way, Abu.


No apology needed, if I was offended in any way it would be my own failing in this instance. The old man probably does have a sense of humor but there is little I can represent on behalf of him.

Thanks for your response, Luke. :coffee:
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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby genkaku » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:59 pm

Luke wrote:Genkaku is becoming a minor celebrity. We better all get his autograph now before he stars in a reality TV show which involves living in a house with Tony Danza, Gillian Anderson, Cindy Crawford, and Ralph Macchio and becomes a household name.

More Buddhists should be on reality shows...

Or Genkaku could simply start making some YouTube videos. A Zen version of "Dr. Phil" perhaps?


Luke, you wily cuss ... you caught me with my pants down! Well done!

First of all, as to the "minor celebrity," let us pray, for the sake of all sentient beings, that it is very minor indeed. ... unless of course it means that people will send money to support me in my old age. :smile:

Second of all, although I have no wish to be on YouTube or TV, I do have a secret craving to win The Great American Think Off this year and be crowned as the greatest American philosopher of 2009, or something equally ludicrous. The whole thing makes me giggle in the same way the Monty Python skit did ... two boxers enter a ring -- one a Catholic, one a Protestant: Whoever wins will prove that his religion is the best. What a hoot!

Yes, I do love laughing.
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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby Luke » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:10 pm

genkaku wrote:The whole thing makes me giggle in the same way the Monty Python skit did ... two boxers enter a ring -- one a Catholic, one a Protestant: Whoever wins will prove that his religion is the best. What a hoot!

How about a Zen vs. Vajrayana pillow fight? lol.

Anyway, Genkaku-roshi, is there anywhere where we can read a little about your biography? There's a picture of you in what looks like a military flight suit on your blog page which has piqued my curiosity. Were you a military pilot? (Sorry to be so nosy.) I grew up in Rhode Island, which is close to you, but now I'm across the Atlantic living in Europe.
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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby floating_abu » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:50 pm

Luke wrote:There's a picture of you in what looks like a military flight suit on your blog page which has piqued my curiosity.


:D (I think they're his Zen robes but I could be wrong)
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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby Luke » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:10 pm

floating_abu wrote:
Luke wrote:There's a picture of you in what looks like a military flight suit on your blog page which has piqued my curiosity.


:D (I think they're his Zen robes but I could be wrong)

Hmm, you might be right. The picture is so small that the shadows look like straps and buckles and the color is very similar to olive green on my monitor. It's interesting to experience the interplay of the skandhas of perception and mental formations.

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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby Heruka » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:55 am

Gen you old dog!

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Re: Genkaku's Blog

Postby floating_abu » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:24 pm

Donation

The old dog has given a lot, so here goes. :popcorn:
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