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by lindama
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Social Media Sutra
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: The Social Media Sutra

oh sure. But, what is the problem with talking to each other. Who is it that needs to quote an authority figure.
by lindama
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Zen Story
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: A Zen Story

Oh Contrarian!

taking yr hand off a hot stove doesn't have a lot to do with walls in the mind. so, I'd say stop! keep company with this... like walking with a friend in the woods, silently.

thus,
delete the need to understand
make no comparisons
make no judgements

linda
by lindama
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Zen Story
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: A Zen Story

Simply: yes, there is a universe of form Bokki, it's just that the borders and boundaries and other notions are absent. I hear that being said in so many ways above. no exclusions, no separations, no sorting of ideas. there still can be intelligence and action.
by lindama
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Zen Story
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: A Zen Story

:115:
by lindama
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Zen Story
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: A Zen Story

heya bokki,
as far as I understand, emptiness is not a duality, nor is it empty as in void, deaf and dumb. it's more like lacking a sense of permanency. that's as far as I can go.
by lindama
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Zen of Everything
Replies: 17
Views: 907

Re: The Zen of Everything

well, relax folks. Jundo never claimed to be a Rinzai Master. Was there any doubt? So far, I have listened to #1, sounds good for some perhaps. Jundo says that he is a cat person (ha, good, good) .... until he says that a cat's nature is to hunt which he calls "un-zen" (ha, bad, bad) haha. Whoops......
by lindama
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Zen Story
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: A Zen Story

perception belongs to the thinking mind. in emptiness, there is awareness.
by lindama
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 41
Views: 2430

Re: Death Poems

Condolences Michael. Blessing and love to you and all who loved him.
linda
by lindama
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindar
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Mindar

Goto is no fuddy-duddy priest. :cat: Whatever we think, it breaks the mold concepts. imv, Buddhism is ripe for a modern imagination. Robot is a no-self thingy, free of causes and conditions, wires and metal... until it encounters illusion pursuing illusion in the programing.
by lindama
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 1209

Re: grace

Right on Clyde. I'd say that there are more than a few awakened beings walking around. We don't hear about most of them, no one is claiming or measuring .... The idea that it must be confirmed belongs to the traditions claiming that. ok. Spontaneous is a tricky word tho.... it implies a before and a...
by lindama
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Koun Franz (19?? - not dead yet)
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Koun Franz (19?? - not dead yet)

Koun talks about cold ash and a withered tree in the same way. My first encounter with zen was the withered tree image.... as I heard it "the golden wind revealing itself". Koun says "it's story is over". Thus, the withered tree is an old friend for me. If memory serves, the whole thing goes somethi...
by lindama
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Koun Franz (19?? - not dead yet)
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Koun Franz (19?? - not dead yet)

no, we don't all come in looking for something... and if we do, first thing we hear if we are lucky is that if we look for it.... it isn't it.
by lindama
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 22
Views: 1205

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

Fuki, welcome to American politics and propaganda. I'd say it's more about love for our parents, zen parents, who brought us to a new opening in life. It's a maturation process to love our parents and then go beyond to find our lives.
linda
by lindama
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 22
Views: 1205

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

If you ask me, I've often thought that so-called beat zen would be good fading into history. I live near the hub of beat (SFO) and people influenced by it. I came later and can't claim hippie genes. 50 years later, we're still hearing stories about a wondrous cultural experiment, stuck in the past f...
by lindama
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Entry into Emptiness
Replies: 38
Views: 1262

Re: Entry into Emptiness

dear ones, the best we can do is stop keeping score. And, if you ask me, practice gets too much credit.

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend. Albert Camus
by lindama
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 22
Views: 1205

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

Ruth Fuller Sasaki .... she has earned a place in American Zen History. Recalling the Great Zen Pioneer: Ruth Fuller Sasaki, James Ford, Oct 2017: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/2017/10/recalling-great-zen-pioneer-ruth-fuller-sasaki.html Zen Pioneer: The Life and Works of Ruth Fuller Sasak...
by lindama
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: A cross zen dialogue
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: A cross zen dialogue

Listen to “A Cross-Zen Dialogue” :

https://chicagomeditation.org/cross-zen ... _PNhKOpsL8
by lindama
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 498
Views: 27023

Re: Music



so, is this about gambling
by lindama
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zen is all of Life
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Zen is all of Life

Make no mistake.... this is not about zen people. It is zen, feet on the ground. WE don't need more identity spirituality, just like we don't need more identity politics. sigh Zen Is All of Life: Remembering Roshi Bernie Glassman https://www.lionsroar.com/zen-is-all-of-life-remembering-roshi-bernie-...
by lindama
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 4124

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

je ne sais quoi