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by Great Sage EofH
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti
Replies: 13
Views: 191

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 That's about as far off-topic as you can get. I'm not discussing the teacher/studen...
by Great Sage EofH
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Blind Donkey?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Where is Blind Donkey?

:112:
by Great Sage EofH
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindfulness Practice Made Simple
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Mindfulness Practice Made Simple

Good thing there is more than one forum then!

:fencing:
by Great Sage EofH
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti

yes the breathing anapanasati/anapanasmrti is described here. The context of the rest of the agama makes it difficult, not so much the description of dhyana/jhana 1-4, but as bokki points out, the arhant/arahant passages. The Agamas are old translations into Chinese from some southern sources, in so...
by Great Sage EofH
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti

"what was to be done, had been done, and there was no more coming back into existence" - that's a hinayana thought? Bodhisattvas supposed to leave none behind, right?
by Great Sage EofH
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 594
Views: 29053

Re: JOKES

I'm not pompous, I'm just an old fart who doesn't care what people think.

:shock:
by Great Sage EofH
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 594
Views: 29053

Re: JOKES

Define: pomposity plural: pomposities Pomposity means speaking or behaving in a very serious manner which shows that you think you are more important than you really are. "He hated pomposity and disliked being called a genius. " Characterized by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; pretenti...
by Great Sage EofH
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti

Taishō Tripiṭaka volume 2, number 125, sūtra 17.1. Translated originally by Dharmanandi in 384-385 CE, and edited by Gautama Saṃghadeva in 397-398 CE. Meditation on the vital breath as a means to cultivate samād­hi. Thus have I heard. At one time the Buddha was in Śrāvastī, at the Jeta Grove of Anāt...
by Great Sage EofH
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ikkyu and tomorrow.
Replies: 27
Views: 313

Re: Ikkyu and tomorrow.

Blind Donkey wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Funny how my pomposity allergy kicks up
When the Great One just won't shut up.
:560:
by Great Sage EofH
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ikkyu and tomorrow.
Replies: 27
Views: 313

Re: Ikkyu and tomorrow.

"We pray for our life of tomorrow, ephemeral life though it be; This is the habit of our mind that passed away yesterday. Prayer is a habit. Praying for a better "tomorrow" again, a habit. Attaching yourself to a "wish path" or an outcome that you desire, is a habit. It's a habit even when we know ...
by Great Sage EofH
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?
Replies: 27
Views: 802

Re: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?

"Zen Buddhism is a non-theistic religious tradition. Many people find such a thing difficult to fathom: How can you have a religion without a God? Isn’t God what religion is about? "Fortunately for those of us who don’t believe in God, it’s possible to have a rich religious tradition without one. E...
by Great Sage EofH
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?
Replies: 27
Views: 802

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 Great Sage EofH
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So many chiefs.
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: So many chiefs.

I'm just a rabid rodent amidst the wild foxes
the longer i stay in orbit the better
Blind Donkey for Chief in 2020!
by Great Sage EofH
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sun Wukong, Monkey-King: The Great Sage Equal of Heaven
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Sun Wukong, Monkey-King: The Great Sage Equal of Heaven

Xuanzang [ɕɥɛ̌n.tsâŋ] (Chinese: 玄奘; fl. c. 602 – 664) was a Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator who travelled to India in the seventh century and described the interaction between Chinese Buddhism and Indian Buddhism during the early Tang dynasty. During the journey he visited ...
by Great Sage EofH
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sun Wukong, Monkey-King: The Great Sage Equal of Heaven
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Sun Wukong, Monkey-King: The Great Sage Equal of Heaven

crSg7r225Hw SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA: Journey to the West (Chinese: 西遊記; pinyin: Xī Yóu Jì) is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng'en. It is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Part historical epic and part social satir...
by Great Sage EofH
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So many chiefs.
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: So many chiefs.

This tool of a fish is unwashed, plays the fool. He digs Rumi, but no pleasure or joy? No. It is Dogen I'd rather employ. He speaks of zazen as great ease and joy. One does not simply walk through Mordor yet with ease employs Dogen, that swinging door? Like a mushroom, kept in darkness and fed bull...
by Great Sage EofH
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So many chiefs.
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: So many chiefs.

I put my sometimes dubious shit out there and you all come on like some teachers and shit. But mad respect. This is because when you play "pin the tail on the donkey" its the players that wear blind-folds. When the donkey is blind, he plays what he gets. Teacher? Really, I am waiting for the Perfec...