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by KeithA
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: members we like to hear from...
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: members we like to hear from...

Fuki Thu Nov 30, 2017 Sat Nov 30, 2019 lol, that is 2 years to date!..really? why though, he, fuki, shared his thoughts very freely... larry, you know why? Nothing on Facebook either since the end of November. Maybe all round digital detox?? I’ll send him a FB message & see if he’s ok & tell him yo...
by KeithA
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Merry Christmas

Same to you, Crystal!

And also to posters and lurkers alike.

Much love,
Keith
by KeithA
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 24
Views: 827

Re: Equanimity

The Parable of the Saw no. no. no. what a foolish game of black humor....well. do you see any mode of speech, subtle or gross, that you could not endure? lol, its not speech, but a saw! lol That will conduce to your well-being and happiness for long indeed. well...under a saw, i hope it is quick. a...
by KeithA
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 24
Views: 827

Equanimity

Hi all, Dan mentioned the Simlle of the Saw in another thread, and I would think that the subject of equanimity is deserving of it's own thread: From the Theravada tradition we have this story: The Parable of the Saw "Monks, even if bandits were to savagely sever you, limb by limb, with a double-han...
by KeithA
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: picking and choosing
Replies: 30
Views: 733

Re: picking and choosing

uhm, Keiht, yes my mind is made up, or is not, i cant chose right now. No worries. Clearly, your mind is made up. When I come across a teaching that doesn't make much sense to me, I just put it aside. Things have a way of becoming clear with sincere practice. well, it is a very well known practice,...
by KeithA
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: picking and choosing
Replies: 30
Views: 733

Re: picking and choosing

Thank you Keith, very much. this is exactly what i was questioning myself about. unattached to their preferences. if one prefered to practise zen, seriously, would one advise him to leave it alone, since it is attachment and a sick preference? Let go of longing and aversion if Dogen wanted to go to...
by KeithA
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: picking and choosing
Replies: 30
Views: 733

Re: picking and choosing

Keith, thanks for choosing 2 post. it’s quite beautiful thanks It’s a good thing thanks sun doesn’t pick and choose ask a cat. no way around it. every sentient being picks and chooses every millisecond of their lives. as well as a buddha. if you bring up insentient, well, that's another story, wort...
by KeithA
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: picking and choosing
Replies: 30
Views: 733

Re: picking and choosing

Keith, thanks for choosing 2 post. it’s quite beautiful thanks It’s a good thing thanks sun doesn’t pick and choose ask a cat. no way around it. every sentient being picks and chooses every millisecond of their lives. as well as a buddha. if you bring up insentient, well, that's another story, wort...
by KeithA
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: picking and choosing
Replies: 30
Views: 733

Re: picking and choosing

The sun has is coming up over the cemetery i work at. We had an ice storm, so it’s quite beautiful. It’s a good thing the sun doesn’t pick and choose. Sure, some day, it won’t come up. But, just now, there it is. The sun didn’t say “today, I don’t feel like coming up” or “today I will rise in the we...
by KeithA
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: HELLO!
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Re: HELLO!

LARRY!

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by KeithA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Second Fruit
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: The Second Fruit

It's embarrassing to bring this thread back up, but I feel the need to say this: I know it's probably obvious, but my posts in this thread (as well as "yunmen's dried shit stick" and "the true human body - how does it move its arms?" and elsewhere) came from a place of delusion, not awakening. I ap...
by KeithA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

In a Facebook group, this link to this old article on “How Did Zen Come to America?” was recently posted. Part 1: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/11/american-zen-a-brief-history-part-i/ Part 2: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/11/the-opening-of-the-american-psyche-a-brief-history-of-zen-in...
by KeithA
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Shobogenzo quote (or maybe not?)
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Shobogenzo quote (or maybe not?)

There is reference to wooden geese in the Book of Serenity.

https://www.bowzwestchester.org/2018/02 ... 1.html?m=1
by KeithA
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: KUZS Deutschland
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: KUZS Deutschland

I met him here in the states, during a Sangha weekend.

KUSZ Centers/Groups in Germany

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by KeithA
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: KUZS Deutschland
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: KUZS Deutschland

This is from the book the compass of Zen by Seung Sahn, I'm not familiar with this center in Germany nor do I know friends who are, hope they're genuine. There are number of Kwan Um groups in Germany. If you ever get the chance to meet up with Arne Schaefer, do it. He is a funny and warm person. :)
by KeithA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 4531

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

.....Zen teachers who give Dharma talks about koans and Zen teachers who write commentaries to koans are doing so for the benefit of listeners and readers. And this applies to ancient commentaries as well as modern ones.... Yes, this would not be discussing the koan or talking about the koan, but u...
by KeithA
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 4531

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

clyde wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:40 pm
Watch out below!
_/|\_
by KeithA
Sun May 19, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Rulu's Homepage
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Rulu's Homepage

Some discussion about Rulu here. .

:hatsoff:

Keith
by KeithA
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 90
Views: 4960

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

Doesn't it bother anyone here that he was a known alcoholic? Yes, it certainly is a terrible shame. I have nothing but sympathy and well wishes for persons with this disease. I am glad to have worked as a group psychotherapist in a drug and alcohol rehab clinic. I have a perspective from this exper...
by KeithA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 3984

Re: Here's How To Kensho

The same old "mine is bigger than yours" stuff :lol: Yup. Big yawn. :112: I'm sorry you feel that way Keith. Just trying to help. Hi Kim, First of all, please accept my apologies for the rude post. Clyde, in an effort to stimulate conversation, invited you here to discuss this, so I should have bee...