[joe-frank-list] J. Kornfield
molokoman1 at mac.com
Mon May 2 10:05:46 PDT 2005
I'll chime in here since I just got back to work from the weekend and
found all these e-mails in my in-box.
Joe's shows, to me, each have a theme to them, some of them more
obscure than others. The Kornfield segments, at least most of the
time, tie in with a theme that Joe presents whether in an indirect
sense or in a way that counterpoints what Joe has to say. It's almost
like Joe's presentation serves to produce a zen-like understanding of
it, not entirely good or bad, positive or negative.
On May 2, 2005, at 12:23 AM, BILLMILOSZ at aol.com wrote:
> Yeah the Kornfield things are too upbeat for a good Joe Show.... (just
> kidding)- As religions* go, Buddhism is cool, I guess; I'm a lapsed
> physicist myself. Detachment is the key to release from suffering, I
> suppose. It can also be a release from everything grand and beautiful
> about being a human.
> As a pessimist - a downright NEGATIVE S. O. B., depressed to boot- I
> am often SUSPICIOUS of anyone who seems to be SO DAMN POSITIVE - I
> either suspect they are out to swindle money out of the gullible lost
> or that they are too low on intellect to realize how F**CKED
> everything really is. So in that sense, this Kornfield thing spooks
> me. Hinayana, Mahayana, Yo Mama- WHATEVER, I've learned not to trust
> people who smile too damn much.
> "The only thing the preacher's got is the key to the shithouse door."
> -----Wm. S. Burroughs
> * yeah I know Buddhism is a philosophy and not a religion in the
> strict sense.... but Kornfield IS a
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