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!"

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

from Mind Writing Slogans