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by lindama
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 134
Views: 10080

Re: Haiku thread

Michael, love to see your daughter today.... it was my first thought when I saw your pic today.
all the best
linda
by lindama
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zen versus Mindfulness?
Replies: 21
Views: 566

Re: Zen versus Mindfulness?

Great Sage EofH wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:26 pm
Otherwise I can lay it to rest here. (fingers crossed)
yes, it's time
by lindama
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: McMindfulness
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: McMindfulness

Just a small note, Chris Hedges is no agent for propaganda. I can't speak for RT. Chris is about tough truths. The US needs more of him... fired from NYT after 20+ yrs overseas for telling the truth.
by lindama
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: “Ordinary”
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: “Ordinary”

Ordinary is open to definition, as the master of subtlety says. Most misunderstood in zen as the two teishos reveal. I don't attribute it to a difference of tradition, ie, Soto, Rinzai. It's a diff in understanding. "Ordinary mind is the way" works well as a koan.
by lindama
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Good Karma, Bad Karma ... Really?
Replies: 19
Views: 706

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

All good, you make sense. yes, we come out of the karmic waters. that's what Buddha did facing Mara. I'd just spin it a bit differently. Firstly, it's a shame that our dark side (shadow) has been personified as a female being. Ofc, Buddha and Mara are both personifications of energies we live. Pract...
by lindama
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: McMindfulness
Replies: 11
Views: 473

McMindfulness

McMindfulness, Ron Purser ... in conversation with Chris Hedges. Social and Military aspects.

by lindama
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Good Karma, Bad Karma ... Really?
Replies: 19
Views: 706

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

yoo hoo, has anyone noticed how this is tracking the current events regarding assassination and war? WHOA!! talk about karma, haha, sob, sob. For starters, enlightenment leaves no trace. As I understand, Karma is simply an action.... actions can cause reactions, thus traces. It's basic humanity, and...
by lindama
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Repentance Practices
Replies: 99
Views: 5645

Re: Repentance Practices

loves' the unjust wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:02 am
It's your goodness.you always have a fragrance of a mastery.
very nice, I've been searching for the words.
by lindama
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Repentance Practices
Replies: 99
Views: 5645

Re: Repentance Practices

Just reading this last post above. It's hard to separate repentance and purification. Can we ever get beyond the judeo-christian idealogy. It seems to me that purification is nothing more than finding peace with reality.... a being that can include it all and stand tall. Nothing can be taken back. F...
by lindama
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zen Koans with John Tarrant
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: Zen Koans with John Tarrant

Thanks Spike, nice to revisit this.... so very much John Tarrant and ordinary mind. It's what I grew up with.
by lindama
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 433
Views: 20679

Re: JOKES

by lindama
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not Equanimity
Replies: 72
Views: 1116

Re: Equanimity

loves, huh? no offense taken, no hurt feelings, nor rudeness. the only thing is that I don't have a blue dress. linda Linda; Please don't take defensive or offensive my words whatever. I've an opinion about you and i will share it. again, i don't want to be rude. I think every place has a devil and ...
by lindama
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: "there is nothing that is not zen"
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: "there is nothing that is not zen"

it's more like "as it is" or "nothing added" at the heart of it. The idea of the zen way is the crystalization into a tradition. all good, yet then there is a not zen way. seems that starts wars in any tradition until it's gone beyond. ego ego. on the wall.... who's the fairest of them all?

linda
by lindama
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Equanimity

ah, Bokki... it wouldn't be any fun if you weren't who you are. as I see it, there is benefit in shaking things up too. I often wonder for whose benefit you ask your questions. Things are not always as they appear. Shiva and Shakti, silence and dynamic, dance together. The Tibetans might say crazy w...
by lindama
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One thing about the truth ;
Replies: 33
Views: 1116

Re: One thing about the truth ;

loves' the unjust wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:07 pm
You don't reveal the truth.but let the truth reveal itself.any thoughts on?
catch it, if you can :117:
by lindama
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: This Forum in Particular
Replies: 47
Views: 2925

Re: This Forum in Particular

from my experience, the teaching is upside down. My teachers met us where we were.... there was no judgement about earnest discussion giving us entry into the club. There maybe many demands on a teacher's time vs being on a forum. There are many agendas in zen teaching, real and unreal. No, it is no...
by lindama
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Equanimity

james, just to ask you..ok...? As I read your words, it seems to me that you are already disturbed by simply thinking of this possibility. Similar harrowing, gruesome circumstances are the reality of many people, many beings, every day. It won’t be quick. how is Equanimity to help one......lol, so ...
by lindama
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Joshu Sasaki Roshi
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: Joshu Sasaki Roshi

Bokki :111: "keep your eyes open, and your butt on the zafu." ah hum, I have an appreciation for American zen and a less than perfect teacher... eyes wide open. My zafu, when I could sit on it, was embroidered brocade, greens and silver silence. Ofc, when I sat with the Tibetans, I had a bright mult...
by lindama
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Joshu Sasaki Roshi
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: Joshu Sasaki Roshi

bokki,
I am in no way dismissing this tragic and improper behavior. Make no mistake, I am not excusing anything. Take a step back, if you can. Look at the world we live in. It's not my job to go farther. The heart breaks.
linda