The One Thing | Hardcore Zen

…[H]ere is the idea that if you understand just one thing completely, you understand everything. This might be one of Dogen’s greatest insights. It informs everything about how we do zazen practice in the Soto style. It’s why we don’t use mantras or concentrate on koans or count our breaths or anything else. It’s the philosophical rationale for the practice of shikantaza or “just sitting.” If you understand just one thing thoroughly, you understand everything. For your object of study, why not choose the closest thing there is, the easiest one to look at, the one you’re already most familiar with? Why not look at yourself?

Source: The One Thing | Hardcore Zen

The One Thing | Hardcore Zen

Friday Lyrics Mash: The Wind Beneath My Broken Wings

Take these broken wings
Take these broken wings
’cause you are the wind beneath my wings
’cause you are the wind beneath my wings
’cause you are the wind beneath my wings
’cause you are the wind beneath my wings
Oh, the wind beneath my wings
You, you, you, you are the wind beneath my wings
So take these broken wings
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings
Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings
So take these broken wings
Take these broken wings

Friday Lyrics Mash: The Wind Beneath My Broken Wings

Punk Rock Song #52 (Spending Disease)

Gaaaawwwwwwd

DAMN! i’m broke again

that’s right

got no cash on hand

now the credit
     card
          man
tells me i owe five fuckin’ grand!

i just can’t understand!

spending disease!
got a hold of me!
now everything i am
is wrapped up in commodities!

spending disease!
got a hold of me!
now everything i am
is wrapped up in commodities!

i can’t help buying
more shit that i don’t need!

thank you all you marketers
     for doing your job
so fuck – ing
suc – cess – full – y!

OWWWWW!

spending disease!
got a hold of me!
now everything i am
is a commodity!

spending disease!
got a hold of me!
now everything i am
is a commodity!

this stuff is made by slaves
companies are not your friends
but fuck all that, just go online
and spendspendspendspendspendspendspeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeend!

spending disease!
got a hold of me!
now everything i am
is a commodity!

everything i am
is a commodity!

every – thing is
a commodity!

you and me!
(are commodities!)
your mom and your dog!
(are commodities!)
baby seals and your kids!
(are commodities!)
the mountains and the seas!
(are commodities!)
your thoughts and your arts!
(are commodities!)
so fucking sick
of

co

mod

di
ties…

Punk Rock Song #52 (Spending Disease)