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by [james]
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not a joke.....lol
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Not a joke.....lol

Thank you for the vegan calculator.
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by [james]
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time and Perception of Time
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Time and Perception of Time

Larry wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:35 pm

I think he’s referring to Magic literally.
Zen and magic? Is that legal?
Dangers include wasting valuable time
Not possible.
ego inflation
Possibly. Can of worms attend to that later.
& abuse of powers leading to karmic kickback.
Why is that a problem?
by [james]
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Meta-thought.
Replies: 46
Views: 1002

Re: A Meta-thought.

Sorry, one more thing about what Sage said: "In America all religions discourage intellectualization." This is a whopper which I won't bother to debunk. But Jesuits? Talmudic scholars? The list is long. There are hierarchies of intellectualisation and in reference to religions I think it is correct...
by [james]
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time and Perception of Time
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Time and Perception of Time

Dogen wrote essays on ‘being time’ which I find intriguing. He appeared to understand something most of us don’t. Nevertheless, intensive Zazen has many unfathomable outcomes IME. One, for me, is that I have experienced over and again seeing the second hand on a clock take one step backwards then g...
by [james]
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: a question
Replies: 114
Views: 5318

Re: a question

Yes, I vaguely remember an old Zen story about apologising to a pair of sandals for haphazardly throwing them down. Don’t know if anyone can remember the specifics. So is it not a common experience to apologize to one’s shoes (when left in the rain), or dishes (when piled up unwashed in the sink), ...
by [james]
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Sesshin That Never Ends
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: The Sesshin That Never Ends

Read it as notes from a prison sangha meeting.
by [james]
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Sesshin That Never Ends
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: The Sesshin That Never Ends

Thanks.
by [james]
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zazen Notes
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Zazen Notes

When sitting, I sometimes inhale slow and long feeling my chest rise and expand. Then I exhale with a faintly audible sound of breath passing through my nostrils. A kind of release, I feel, a small death. And then back to life with the next inhale. I often notice a somewhat mirror experience to wha...
by [james]
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

loves' the unjust wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:14 am
I'm about to begin practicing zen.For any help,
What is zen mind?

Only Nothing in mind
About to begin is still at least one step away from actually beginning.
Beginner’s mind ... know what I’m saying?
Begin!
by [james]
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 137
Views: 16437

Re: Haiku thread

Spike wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:24 pm
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I’m glad loves’ the
unjust was able to save it.
Thank you daddy-o.
by [james]
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: What is mind and what place has no thought in no mind?
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Re: What is mind and what place has no thought in no mind?

What is mind? How does one recognize this mind? See its existence? Realize the truth about it? Exactly what any one of us is experiencing at this very moment is mind. And what place does no thought have in no mind? No place at all. If there is no mind there cannot be mind ... and vice versa Have he...
by [james]
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From Kaya
Replies: 32
Views: 3017

Re: From Kaya

Actualy, i notice now. Kaya has been already passed where i finished and pointed my entellectual study (search) although hardly now; but years ago I also understand what does it mean in that koan now; i've always been looking for a dog. shame for me. :namaste: Is this what you said? Google Translat...
by [james]
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From Kaya
Replies: 32
Views: 3017

Re: From Kaya

Great Sage EofH wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Kaya wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:54 pm


P S. Practice status: killed the Zhao Zhu case, just acting naturally.
Welcome!

what case?? Zhao Zhu??
Mu ... that one.
You know, eclectic street food, hunting (family tradition), acting naturally.
Wooff. Look up!
by [james]
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Richard (Shindo Gensho) Jones
Replies: 35
Views: 3052

Re: Richard (Shindo Gensho) Jones

Larry wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:05 am
Whatever happened to your gentleness? :D
Enver has it. I traded with him for the frustration.
by [james]
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Richard (Shindo Gensho) Jones
Replies: 35
Views: 3052

Re: Richard (Shindo Gensho) Jones

How does a thread originally titled Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935) become one called Richard (Shindo Gensho) Jones?
And where did the interesting info and link re. Hōgen Roshi disappear to? If that part is to be removed, might as well erase the whole sorry ass thread it became.
by [james]
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 610
Views: 39183

Re: Music

by [james]
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 610
Views: 39183

Re: Music

My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here, My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer - A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe; My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go. Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North The birth place of Valour, the country of Worth; Wherever I...
by [james]
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Richard (Shindo Gensho) Jones
Replies: 35
Views: 3052

Re: 山端 (大道) 法玄 Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935-)

Larry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:25 pm
Alternatively could be about “my religion is better than yours” :hide:
How so?
by [james]
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Richard (Shindo Gensho) Jones
Replies: 35
Views: 3052

Re: 山端 (大道) 法玄 Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935-)

What’s this about?