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by clyde
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

There is always suffering, but there is so much sadness to come.
by clyde
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

I live in Sacramento and California has had a “stay-at-home” order & closing all non-essential businesses since March 19.

My wife and I are in our early 70s and my wife is very scared (She says being scared is reasonable - with a smile.), so we started our voluntary “stay-at-home” two weeks earlier.
by clyde
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?

I’ll go with this answer:
“You know something’s happening, but you don’t know what it is.”

Bob Dylan, Ballad of a Thin Man
by clyde
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

Fuki; I think you misunderstood my point.

But you have made your points, so I’ll leave it here. 🙏

by clyde
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

humans are the only animal who needs money to life That’s just wrong. Human beings are animals that need what other animals (especially if you consider primates or, more generally, mammals) need. And like our animal relatives, we have instincts for survival. Now, upon our instincts and bodily needs...
by clyde
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not a joke.....lol
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Not a joke.....lol

:clap:

A wonderful tale from a wonderful commentary on the Heart Sutra.
by clyde
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

Fuki; I see things differently. Selfishness and speciesism will not get worse - because it’s already at the max which is not to say that changing manifestations won’t continue to appear. Nor do I think that selfishness and speciesism will get better; it’s in our nature as human beings to be so. I’ve...
by clyde
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

Michaeljc;

I don’t know if it’s to a better world or not. There are too many variables and I’m not a prophet; but I think the changes will be deep and wide.


And here’s a better picture of today’s Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva:
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by clyde
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zazen and Domination
Replies: 71
Views: 1880

Re: Zazen and Domination

Great Sage; It is Wrong Speech to slander all Zen teachers.
by clyde
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

I had a premonition of something very serious. Tonight I sat for the first time since my wife and I, both in our early 70s, began our voluntary, now ordered, “stay at home” (retreat?). Do you feel it? It’s not the apocalypse, but a sloughing off of old ways. The old “normal” is vanishing and the ne...
by clyde
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Relaying an introduction for my friend.
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Relaying an introduction for my friend.

I am locking this topic. The issue (proxy-posting) has not arisen before (at least, I don’t recall such an event) and after giving it some consideration, I have decided that it will not be permitted. Red Dhakini is welcome to join Zen Space when she’s resolved her technical issues. Blind Donkey; If...
by clyde
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Hello

As I noted, I had studied and practiced for a very long time before I found the Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group (SBMG). For me it was a case of “When the student is ready, the sangha appears.” Most sanghas are led by a teacher, but SBMG has no teacher and is organized and maintained by the sang...
by clyde
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

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by clyde
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

Larry wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Dr Bruce Lipton....
I was going to write a response about how the difference between less than 1% and over 2% is more than twice as worse, but I think this is better:

by clyde
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zen versus Mindfulness?
Replies: 28
Views: 2648

Re: Zen versus Mindfulness?

I agree, “the Soto way is to do zazen for its own sake,” although it may be better expressed as an ideal or (dare I say) goal. In any case, I’ve not met a Zen student (or even Zen teacher) who didn’t begin practice because of a (wholesome) desire to overcome some dis-ease. And while Buddhist teachin...
by clyde
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Subway Samadhi Haiku
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Subway Samadhi Haiku

No problem. Moved.
by clyde
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing Blind Donkey
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Introducing Blind Donkey

Hello and welcome to the forum.

:namaste:
by clyde
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 610
Views: 39184

Re: Music

by clyde
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 373
Views: 39555

Re: photographs you have made.

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by clyde
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What Is a Bodhisattva?
Replies: 30
Views: 2867

Re: What Is a Bodhisattva?

Here’s an awesome video of Reb Anderson Roshi giving a Dharma talk about the meaning of, developing and living as a Bodhisattva: