Order of DisOrder (OD)

Once upon a time in a not so far away place, Bernie was found OD by Kuku-Sama and Mr. YooWho. This took place on November 11, 1999. Shortly thereafter, Kuku-Sama become the OD Kuku and Mr. YooWho became the Elder of OD in an installation of secret rites and wrongs. Wavy Gravy is the Wizard of OD. He is the original inspiration for Bernie the Booby Sattva and introduced Bernie to Mr. YooWho.

 

 
Vision:

Mission:

Our mission is to lighten up a dark world, to be in the cracks of our community.

Values:

  • Being odd by being uneven
  • Irreverence
  • Irrelevance
  • Laughing and crying
  • Fear of failure unknown
  • Jumping off cliffs
  • laughter without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, or social class
  • Twisted logic

Motto:

DON’T BE HERE NOW!

The Elder of OD, Moshe Cohen a.k.a Mr. YooWho, can sometimes to be found at places without borders clowning with refugee children. Mr. YooWho’s reports on his borderless clowning can be found at his website.

Bernie Glassman aka Bernie the BoobySattva has occasionally been spotted with Mr. YooWho at the camps.

 

OD SUTRA

There is no danger here that Nothing will be done, for if it can be done it already has been done, or it just is and needs no doing! But in our case, forgetting what has been done, that is the crux of This, the anti-matter, the pointless point.

 

FOUR VOWS

Creations are numberless, I vow to count them. Delusions are inexhaustible, as if you hadn’t noticed. Reality is boundless, and so are parts of Long Island. The OD way is unavoidable, what were we chanting about?

 

Gate of Sweet ODNESS

Invitation for all our  OD Aspects to Manifest

Ø

(Action) Be One with your ODNESS

(Chant) Being One with my ODNESS

Ø

(Action) Be One with ALLL ODNESS (Chant) Being One with ALLL ODNESS Ø

(Action) Face the Ten Directions (pause)

Ø

(Action) Be One with your Holy Fool (Chant) ) Being One with my Holy Fool Ø

(Action) Be One with ALLL Holy Fools

(Chant) Being One with ALLL Holy Fools Ø

(Action) Face the Ten Directions (pause) Ø

(Action) While raising our arms with Fat and Joyful Hotei, bring forth our inside smile.(pause) (Chant) Being One with Fat and Joyful Hotei Ø

(Action) Face the Ten Directions (pause)


Calling out to joyless hearts

(Sung 3x) Calling out to joyless hearts Everywhere through endless time You who mutter, you who curse I offer you this ODNESS mind. Calling out to joyless joes Everywhere through endless time Calling out to somber souls All the lost and left behind

Lets chow down and eat this meal Your joy and your sorrows I make mine.

Food sharing.

Ø I sho’ hope that all who receive this offering will return its nonsense to all Fools and Jesters \\ and to all creations throughout space and time: in this way they will be thoroughly tickled.

Raising the ODNESS Mind.

(Action) Levitation Ritual

° I further sho’ hope that in receiving this meal all your blahs will be brightened, and that you will be tickled, so that being joyously reborn you will know that everything is a laughing matter. Raising the ODNESS Mind and practicing the OD Way, you become the future fools without any chance of progress. All those who realize the OD way first, and all those who have no clue, please cross your heart and promise to serve and levitate all others throughout all space and time.

Attain the Muddle Way.

(Action) Arm in arm, groups of three muddle their way around the room

Ø With all our love, with all our spirit, with all our joy, and with all our mishegoss, \\ inviting misery and blahs no longer, we sho’ hope to accomplish the Muddle Way. \\ Sho’ hope all creations in the Dharma world swiftly ° accomplish the Muddle Way together.


 

Darnis

 

Darni for the Invitation for the Manifestation of all the Holy Fools and Jesters

 Ø NO BO BO HO RI GYA RI TA RI°OD OD AND VERY OD Ø Being one with the Unconditioned° OD and Very OD.

Darni of Hell Crushing and Joylessness Spirit Belly Laughing

Ø OM BO HO TEI RI GYA TA RI° OD OD AND VERY OD Ø Being one with the Boundless° OD and Very OD

Darni of Expansion Magic upon the Food and Drink

Ø NO MAKU SA RA BA OD OD AND VERY OD BARO KI TEI OM°

SAN BA RA SAN BA RA UN

Ø Being one with all ODs and Very ODs and Avalokitesvara BoobySattva, °

please give us grub and sustain us.

Darni upon the Dharma Taste of the Funny Honey ODNESS

Ø NO MAKU SO RO BA YA OD OD AND VERY OD YA TA NYA TA OM

SO RO SO RO HA RA SO RO°HA RA SO RO SO WA KA

Ø Being one with the Inconceivable Body OD and Very OD,

let the funny honey of ODNESS°spring forth.

Darni of feeding all the Joyless Spirits

(Repeat 14 times in Backward Gassho)

Ø(1st x)NO MAKU SAN MAN DA° (14thx) BO TA NAN OD and Very OD

(Repeat 7 times while meandering aimlessly.)

Ø(1st x)Being One with all ODS AND Very ODS, ° (7th x) I meander  aimlessly.


Precepts of the Order of DisOrder

Da Three Treasures

(Action) Be Disorder (All together exclaim!) Ø Be Disorder

(Action) Be Humor (All together exclaim!) Ø Be Humor

(Action) Be Love (All together exclaim!) Ø Be Love

Da Three Tenants (All together exclaim!)

Ø Fugeddaboutit!

(All together practice) Ø Just wait

(All together practice) Ø Laugh from the Belly

The Ten Tips Ø Don’t kill anything by taking it seriously Ø Don’t steal anything unless you can get away with it (and you can’t). Ø Don’t worry about promiscuity; no one would look at you twice. Ø Don’t lie by pretending to know anything. Ø Forget about intoxicants, you are already a mess Ø Laugh at yourself at least as often as you laugh at others. Ø If someone makes a fool of himself or herself, pay your respects and join in. Ø Whenever there is a chance laugh with all your might. Ø Have fun. Ø Don’t kill your self.

Four Vows

Creations are numberless, I vow to count them. Delusions are inexhaustible, as if you hadn’t noticed. Reality is boundless, and so are parts of Long Island. The OD way is unavoidable, what were we chanting about?


 

Darni for Raising the OD Mind (Everyone in Backward Gassho)

(Once) Officiant: OM BO JI SHI TA BO OD HA DA YA MI °

All: OM BO JI SHI TA BO OD HA DA YA MI

(Twice) Officiant: Now I have raised the OD Mind. °

All: Now I have raised the OD Mind

Darni of Giving the BoobySattva Precepts

(Everyone in Backward Gassho)

(Once) Officiant: OM SAN MA YA SA TO OD °

All: OM SAN MA YA SA TO OD

(Twice) Officiant: I am ODNESS and Dat’s Dat °

All: I am ODNESS and Dat’s Dat

Sho’ Hope Gatha

Ø By this practice I sho’ hope to my love goes to those living in the cracks, to my own being, friends, enemies, family and community, and to all creations for so much done on my behalf. •

Sho’ hope that those who practice in this sphere continue to tickle, to smile, to enjoy. •

Sho’ hope that those who have gone be released from gloom and nourish joy and absurdity. •

Sho’ hope that all creations in the three worlds receive loving joyfullness.•

Sho’ hope that those glooming on the three paths come to ODity and be cleansed of all their dark spots. •

Sho’ hope that they be liberated from joylessness • and arise in the Land of OD • together.°


 

           

Dedication

 

(Chanter) ODNESS pervades the whole universe, existing right here right now. In reciting the Gate of Sweet ODNESS we sho’ hope its merits go to:

•The all-pervading and everlasting OD Treasures, All Holy Fools and Jesters in the realm of OD wisdom, All protectors of ODNESS And all beings in OD worlds. •

(As the chanter chants; participants become : their gloom,  their worst gloom,  then inject light and levity into their gloom,  then bloom into mind flower and then feed and have fun with all of us.) Let us forever remember the causes of gloom. Let us forever laugh to end gloom. Sho’ hope we always have the courage to bare wit-ness, To see ourselves as Other ODs and Other ODs as ourselves. Sho’ hope penetrating light dispels the darkness of gloom. Let all tsouris be resolved and the mind flower bloom in eternal spring. Sho’ hope we all ascend to ODNESS, great peace, love and joy, And let us feed and have fun with all the joyless spirits together.

 

Closing Voiss

 

(Everyone laughing and smiling while chanting) Ø (1st, 3rd and 4thx)

You call this a life?

For me it’s Oy Vey,

In the muddle of our days.

We laugh and smile upon it.

Bernie and Mr. YooWho give Clown Dharma Talk at San Francisco Zen Center

4/18/2014