Zensations along the steepe

Socialization blues

Is this how you would like to look when you are two years old? Why do it do a dog?

Does a dog have Buddha Nature?
Mu.

A thought, an instinctual movement, the itch is scratched.

He would play down town Boston, through the window you can see the Boston Commons along Tremont St, performing country hymns with a Martin D-28 using an open tuning and strumming with a hand missing parts of his fingers.

Eihei Dogen traveled to China to bring Soto Zen to Japan. I can not do it in the past, I can not do it in the future, I can only do in the now.

The dog! The BuddhaNature!
The perfect manifestation, the command of truth.
If for a moment , you fell into relativity.
You are a dead man!

Mumonkan Case 1 Ummon’s verse Blyth translation

Alameda Creek

In sociology, socialization is the process of internalizing the norms and ideologies of society. Socialization encompasses both learning and teaching and is thus “the means by which social and cultural continuity are attained”. Socialization is strongly connected to developmental psychology.
definition from Wikipedia

There is a socialization process with a specific outcome—behaviorial integration of the individual into society. And a non-socialization outcome must mean that individual’s behavior is not integrated into the society.

Does the process not work sometimes?

Socialization is not about an individual going from zero to a normative functioning adult in a society—going from nothing to something. It is just happening as the individual behaves, or as the individual lives in society.

However all the adults “come out”, so to speak, are the “results” of the socialization process in which each individual’s experiences are unique but still there is enough normative or common behavior among individuals to enable society to survive.

People learn by doing.

Are there not “biological influences” on behaviour?

The things we do not do are the things we do not know (about).

If everyone in the society had integrity , ethics, compassion, empathy and remorse, would we then not have bad behaviour in our society? If everyone in society behaved with those qualities (or any bad behaviours) would people undergoing socialization in such a society behave those good behaviours? i.e,. there be no bad behaviours.

If we have those words, those meanings, recognizing these behaviours in our society it means that we also have their opposite behaviours in our society.

We would not have those words in our language to identify those bad or good behaviours if we all behaved this way—we would not know about the bad behaviours.

Walden II tried to explore that, and I like the Wikipedia blurb:

Walden Two is a utopian novel written by behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner, first published in 1948. In its time, it could have been considered science fiction, since science-based methods for altering people’s behavior did not yet exist. Such methods are now known as applied behavior analysis.

The book is incredibly boring, which I thought was Skinner’s point in writing the book—Imagine how boring life would be without human differences in behaviour.

But then I wonder: Why does there have to be some living human beings who suffer as examples of the bad behaviours in life so that from their suffering others can know the good behavours?

People who’s life’s purpose is to be an example of what not to do? Does society’s need tor social solidarity require some people to be murderers so others can see how not to be a murderer?

Or is that just the way life is along Alameda Creek?

Without thinking what is good, Without thinking what is bad, Show me your original face.

EndPapers

“When the hogs were hung to cool, the hog’s bladders were cleaned and blowup, then given to us children to play with,as children play with balloons today.”
Violet David, 79, Brown County
Feeding our Families Memories of Hoosier Homemakers Eleanor Arnold, Editor, 1983

The Way should always be clear, like a mirror no fear.

Rather than hearing the name, seeing the face is better;
Rather than seeing the face , hearing the name is better.
But however much you help the nostrils,—
Look what you have done to the eyes
.
Mumonkan Case XXVIII Blyth Translation

Rekha and Conrad walking with Lucy., They lived next door to each other, Conrad”s son was in a famous heavy metal band, Conrad was a baker at a Safeway grocery store across from my office,

Does a person have Buddha-Nature on the steps of Sensoji?

Someone’s home, I wonder do police need a warrant approved by a judge to search it?

How would you feel if you lost everything you owned? Sometimes I see a homeless person with a shopping cart full of junk, sometimes I speak with them , and again learn just how important owning some “thing” is important to people.

Appropriate Sunday afternoon behaviour in a San Francisco Park —perhaps the only better place to read this book would be Nob Alley serenaded by the monotonous blaring of a fog horn on a dark San Francisco night.

Finnegans Wake (no apostrophe please ), fun to read, can pick it up anytime, anywhere, open it up, read (out loud) for awhile, enjoy it, and put it back down, You do not even need to mark your place, the next time you pick it up just repeat, open anywhere and read (out loud) for awhile and put it back down again, Wherever you open it up to, you will never have lost your place. And you do get to the end, the last sentence of the book is the first half of the first sentence. Its a book which is never confusing. (Hahahaha.)

Gate Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi svaha

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