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from Mind Writing Slogans


by Allen Ginsberg

I. Ground  

(Situation, or Primary Perception)

1. "First Thought, Best Thought."
Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

2. "Take a friendly attitude toward your thoughts."
Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

3. "The Mind must be loose."
John Adams

4. "One perception must immediately and directly lead to a further perception."
Charles Olson, "Projective Verse"

5. "My writing is a picture of the mind moving."
Phillip Whalen

6. Surprise Mind
A. G.

7. "The old pond, a frog jumps in, Kerplunk!"
Basho

8. "Magic is the total delight (appreciation) in chance."
Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

9. "Do I contradict myself?
Very well then, I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
Walt Whitman

 
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