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by clyde
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 552
Views: 29474

Re: Music

I stumbled on this and it’s too good not share. Listen.
by clyde
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 552
Views: 29474

Re: Music

by clyde
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Zoketsu Norman Fischer (b. 1946)
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Zoketsu Norman Fischer (b. 1946)

“Buddha spent his life talking to people. Like Socrates, he was one of the greatest masters of talking to people in recorded history. One gets the sense in the sutras that the Buddha talked not because he was particularly loquacious, or because he was given to elaborate explanations, but in order t...
by clyde
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Good Karma, Bad Karma ... Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 209

Re: Good Karma, Bad Karma ... Really?

loves' the unjust wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:02 pm
There is an exception here.
If You have been done wrong.
In this case, you have a right rise to take revenge.
This is exception.
Nothing to do with the question.
Simply be my own problem.
The Buddha did not teach that there is “a right rise to take revenge”. No exceptions.
by clyde
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 552
Views: 29474

Re: Music

I missed these tracks when they were released and they feel a bit ‘off’ to me, but still compelling - for old men.



by clyde
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One thing about the truth ;
Replies: 27
Views: 542

Re: One thing about the truth ;

One thing about this topic: It’s not appropriate for the “Beginners Space”, so I’ve moved it to the Lounge.

See here for a description of what is appropriate for the “Beginners Space”:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=665
by clyde
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Today I'm explaining Zen and Enlightenment
Replies: 70
Views: 1362

Re: Today I'm explaining Zen and Enlightenment

Everything is Zen and since I’m not a Zen Master, I’m certainly not in a position to judge what is and isn’t Zen; nevertheless, I’ve moved this to the Lounge.
by clyde
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not Equanimity
Replies: 72
Views: 755

Re: Not Equanimity

loves'; While there may be no Zen books or Zen teachers available in Turkey, you have access to the Internet, so you have access to suttas, sutras, Zen books, Zen podcasts, Zen videos, and Zen teachers - for free.

There is no excuse for not studying and meditating.
by clyde
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 24
Views: 827

Re: Equanimity

Off-topic posts moved to “Not Equanimity” in the Lounge.
by clyde
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 552
Views: 29474

Re: Music

by clyde
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: "there is nothing that is not zen"
Replies: 6
Views: 222

"there is nothing that is not zen"

My teacher said often "there is nothing that is not zen". amen My understanding is that the statement, "there is nothing that is not zen”, presents a potential for confusion (or perhaps it’s me who’s confused). Yes, the statement is true if “zen” is intended to point to (pick the term that works be...
by clyde
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: This Forum in Particular
Replies: 47
Views: 2422

Re: This Forum in Particular

Linda; You make some excellent points!

I will sit with it.
by clyde
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: This Forum in Particular
Replies: 47
Views: 2422

Re: This Forum in Particular

Clyde, i am convincing you! No, you’re not convincing me and, after almost a year, I find this topic tiresome. As I noted in a recent email exchange with Jundo, As is my way, I revisit decisions I’ve made and see if circumstances and/or my views have changed such that I should amend my decision. I ...
by clyde
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Joshu Sasaki Roshi
Replies: 31
Views: 777

Re: Joshu Sasaki Roshi

This thread reminded me . . . It was about 50 years ago and Sasaki Roshi was the first Zen teacher I met. I sat with his sangha at the Cimarron Zen Center (now the Rinzai-Ji Center) 2 or 3 times and had dokusan with Sasaki Roshi twice. I didn’t feel a ‘something’ with the sangha or the teacher; so I...
by clyde
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Social Media Sutra
Replies: 3
Views: 161

The Social Media Sutra

The Social Media Sutra Thus have I heard! Once the Blessed One was browsing different forums and social medias such as Facebook, Reddit and Twitter. He then addressed the Noble assembly, saying; "Monks, a post endowed with five factors is well-posted and not ill-posted. Which five? It is proofread t...
by clyde
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 552
Views: 29474

Re: Music

by clyde
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: data crash
Replies: 28
Views: 1182

Re: data crash

Zen Space is moderated by me. See here for “the rules”:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=561&p=11180#p11180
by clyde
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Zen of Everything
Replies: 17
Views: 1177

Re: The Zen of Everything

Off topic posts split and moved to Lounge.
by clyde
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Technical Update
Replies: 0
Views: 566

Technical Update

As you may have noticed, Zen Space has been down . . . and up and down again and up, and again . . . and in order to recover, we lost some data (because I didn’t backup the database).

Hopefully, we can proceed without interference or interruption.
by clyde
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 41
Views: 2759

Re: Death Poems

So sorry for your loss.