Saturday, March 25, 2006

"coconuts of wakefulness"

My brother David sent me a link to the interesting Buddhist site Be the Rigden, which appears to be about Buddhism via-à-vis modernity. Check it out. Rigden means "holder of wisdom/knowledge."



Sperwer said...

Hmm, a twenty-something "teacher" from a very problematic lineage against which he rebelled and then with which he reconciled. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and listen to some of the podcasts, but I have a suspision that I'll soon GLEEFULLY be cutting him up.

Seriously, thanks for the link; looks interesting enough to look into.

I'm also not sure if it's me or you whose a little tone deaf, but in either event I accept responsibility and I stand admonished by your comments on the cutting post. I've made a few small changes to mime my true attitude a little more obviously - I don;t really approve of the sort of delight in pulling the wings off flies evinced by Lancelot and his friends at his slicing up a bit of "donkasu" - but I am pretty comfortable around weaponry and make no apologies for that. I think I'll have to have more to say on this, perhaps under the provocative (but somewhat misleading) title: Less 도 and More "Do".

Kevin Kim said...


I got the Buddhism link from my brother only yesterday, so I'm still unfamiliar with the man and his site. Will be interested to hear what you have to say about him.

re: weapons and tone deafness

Sorry about that; I meant all that in good fun, and wasn't trying to admonish you at all. Quite the contrary-- I thoroughly enjoyed your posts and hope to see more of geomdo from the inside.

For myself, I'll be more careful: I shouldn't give people the impression that you're sizing them up for butchery. Heh.

I have to agree with your blogged observations on the meat-cutting demonstrations, though: it is indeed "sobering" to see what kind of damage even a glancing blow can do to a person.