[joe-frank-list] J. Kornfield

Darwin Green 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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