Charles Clanton Rogers

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To find Truth, accept three ideas:

zen mind
“In order to be at peace with oneself and the world around them, an understanding of a Zen mind principles can be quite enlightening.” .

[In order to enter into to my World and to understand my mind, your point-of-view must assimilate these three ideas.]

“Master these and you will be able to find serenity.


First, we all come from the same thing.
People often attempt to define things by their names, but names are human made. Instead, realize that everything comes from the same place and therefore, are the same thing.[See DNA and Genomes]


Second, opinions cloud reality.
Once a person develops an opinion, it changes how they perceive their world. At their core, before thought, every mind is the                            same and that’s how to achieve peace within and among the rest of the world.


Third, practice patience, faith, courage, and questioning.
In order to achieve a Zen mind, one must have faith, be courageous enough to bring one’s energy to the task, and when one questions with great sincerity, it will lead to the don’t know mind.”

“The 3 essential principles of the Zen mind.”


“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”

― Charles Bukowski


Reality exists without us and is true with or without our understanding it. 

Charles Clanton Rogers  New Years 2016

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know”.

John Keats


7 thoughts on ““The don’t know mind”

  1. bbnewsab says:

    Yes, KK, I can easily enter into your world and understand your mind, and assimilate the three ideas you list.

    Except for one small (?) detail. You write, in #3, that “one must have faith”.

    I wonder: Faith in what?

    Is it enough to have faith in science, i.e. feel confident that science has the possibility, and ability, to better your life?

    You see, KK, I don’t have any faith at all in imaginary friends somewhere up in the sky. Neither in spiritual beings living in the nether regions.

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    1. clanton1934 says:

      I knew that would get a rise. It is not mine. The whole thing is a quote! I almost left that out!!!
      One must allow the semantics and use of the word “faith”.
      I have faith that truth exist and that mathematics, the principles of physics, the certainty of biological reproduction’s inheritance, “descent with modification” all were reality before I was conceived, exist in my progeny, and without our endorsement or fully deciphering Life- I have faith that these “scientific truths” did exist; do exist ; and will exist! “We are like blind men, peeking through a picket fence.” But I have faith that it exist. The word “faith” has been hi-jacked and compromised in order to create an persuade I decided to free the abused word.K.

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  2. bbnewsab says:

    Then I have to say I have faith in you, KK! Especially when I read your explanation and you tell me how the word “faith” was once kidnapped and abused by some r*l*g*o*s people. 🙂

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  3. BunKaryudo says:

    I loved the Charles Bukowski quotation. It made me laugh out loud, but there is so much truth in it. I was also very interested to read the Zen principle.

    It reminds me rather of arguments amongst paleoanthropologists over whether a particular skull is too advanced to be Homo habilis or to primitive to be Homo erectus. Such specialists are obviously extremely intelligent, so it puzzles me sometimes that they don’t seem to notice they are fighting over an arbitrary label rather than anything real.

    I think the same kind of problem extends to so many areas of human activity. It’s sad to see people being willing to kill each other over such amorphous concept as liberty, faith or patriotism when they can’t even clearly define them.

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  4. This is nice and fitting to read at the beginning of a new year.

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  5. Beautiful and inspiring post Charles. Thank you. ❤️

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