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by desert_woodworker
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindfulness Practice Made Simple
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Mindfulness Practice Made Simple

Dunno if it's a good thing.

No; not.

:D
by desert_woodworker
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 594
Views: 29057

Re: JOKES

Service-Dogs work ...pro-bono.

--Joe

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by desert_woodworker
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?

Fuki, my bro',

"Hugh" said it, Jimbo!

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?

Our black-dog Bokki is right! :)

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My orange Tabby cat is right, too.

Well, so I say.

--Joe

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by desert_woodworker
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindfulness Practice Made Simple
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Mindfulness Practice Made Simple

"Mindfulness" is one thing.

Ch'an/Zen/Seon/Thien Buddhist practice is another.

Even if a Thien-Buddhist teacher introduces "mindfulness".

But, well done!

Though, off-topic in this forum.

IMO.

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Master Sheng Yen Catches the Rodent
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Master Sheng Yen Catches the Rodent

My shifu. What can I say. Good, GREAT, to see you!

:namaste: ,

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti

Methods are one thing; verified results are another.

Some say it's easy to "verify" oneself. Ha! Well, that's where, instead, a pretty-good teacher "comes in".

:namaste:

Strong practice, meanwhile,

and always,

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: What is mind and what place has no thought in no mind?
Replies: 17
Views: 2198

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

AV, Hope you are staying safe and practicing social distancing. There seems to be some understanding of what here and now means And not just mindfulness. Thanks for the encouragement. Yes, thank you too, AV. It's easy for me to practice social distancing, because I co-invented it: I am a desert rat....
by desert_woodworker
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 594
Views: 29057

Re: JOKES

Pomposity and Circumstance.

:namaste:

--Joe

p.s. When it comes to dogs, I like Chihuahuas, ...but I can never finish eating a whole one.
by desert_woodworker
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: What is mind and what place has no thought in no mind?
Replies: 17
Views: 2198

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

AV, I don't think these are beginner's questions at all! But, OK. I think it's good not to go into our practice with any domineering idea of what "mind" is. But I opine it is not what we think it is when we go into practice. Probably you know from practice that the movements of thoughts we experienc...
by desert_woodworker
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 594
Views: 29057

Re: JOKES

Haiku (in syllable-count only, and so more of a JOKE)

Although it's true that
Cats are always on the go
They're always on paws

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?

Dunno about all the talk. But it's certainly not theistic. Not as I see it. Can anyone see it as theistic? I can't "see" how. Who or what then would be the "theo". The "god". We practice, we awaken (if we do). When we awaken, there's no sense or view of a god of any kind, nor view of much of anythin...
by desert_woodworker
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So Far, No Good
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: So Far, No Good

Just a lil' joke. :o Health is good, but that's usually the case, knock wood (touch wood). It's not gotten better, since COVID has come on the scene. So, ...so far, no good! Oh, it's not meant to improve our health? I see. No. But let's improve it on our own, anyway. It's the natural thing to (want ...
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 594
Views: 29057

Re: JOKES

Six feet Apart...
is better than
Six feet Under.

(no joke)

Salúd,

--José

ps well, try two meters.
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So Far, No Good
Replies: 9
Views: 151

So Far, No Good

So far, no good.

--Joe
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?

"Transtheism refers to a system of thought or religious philosophy which is neither theistic nor atheistic, but is beyond them. Gaack ! "Beyond", or "beyond them" seems a specious possibility. I have never been able to imbibe the possibility of "beyond". Why? Because I am here , and so are all the ...
by desert_woodworker
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 47
Views: 4690

Re: Death Poems

Dang, Lots more to include, but just to say it's good we've all (?) made it to this point. Whew... . Good to have a moment to chat. About to die, the Buddha said -- we're told -- to be a lantern unto ourselves, and work out our own "way" with diligence. OK! ! So I leave my old family stuff behind, t...
by desert_woodworker
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Sheng Yen resources
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: Sheng Yen resources

He's my teacher, and I know him well, and what he and our sangha have done for me (and Buddhist-Yoga students of mine since 1980). I was with him from early 1979, and the last 7-day Ch'an retreats I sat with him were in the years 1999 and 2000. In the early years in New York City, there were not so ...
by desert_woodworker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: It’s a dog eat dog world out there ...
Replies: 29
Views: 2355

Re: It’s a dog eat dog world out there ...

Is it actually a “dog eat dog” world out there? When I first heard that would-be description -- "dog eat dog" -- as a kid, I heard it as "Doggie-dog" (I'm also old (mature) enough to have seen some of the original "Mondo Cane" footage when it was new [1962; q.v. ] ). It took a while longer to hear ...
by desert_woodworker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 47
Views: 4690

Re: Death Poems

"Here lies a Buddhist atheist;
All dressed-up and no place to go."

(An epitaph, actually)

--Joe