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by Spike
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Animals, Plants, and the Environment
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Animals, Plants, and the Environment

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a non-profit organization: nobody there made big bucks, that I knew of. I believe the expert scientists there were beyond reproach ethically. (Of course, we do have one notable "celebrity" over here, not a scientist, who has the same disdain for experts in general as ...
by Spike
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Animals, Plants, and the Environment
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Animals, Plants, and the Environment

The verb was "manage". Proper stewardship must be the goal of responsible conservation, especially under current circumstances. Humans cannot be passive: in particular, we must protect endangered, threatened or rare species of animals and plants, and the ecosystems that support them. I'm not a fan ...
by Spike
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Animals, Plants, and the Environment
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Animals, Plants, and the Environment

Start at the root, make it illegal to sell cats (or any animal) for a profit, no pet stores can sell any animal, illegal to offer cats on the internet etc etc as usual the humans create imbalance, so hands of the cats and birds, just stop buying or breeding "cute" kittens for you ego or the fill th...
by Spike
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Animals, Plants, and the Environment
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Animals, Plants, and the Environment

To save birds, should we kill off cats? Our feline friends are killing billions of birds every year. A fan of both animals believes there are humane solutions. 5 Minute Read By Noah Strycker ________________________________________ This story appears in the October 2019 issue of National Geographic ...
by Spike
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti

You are of the Rinzai school, as am I. We have been given koans, such as Mu, which we have each spoken of here. For me, before koans, I was instructed to follow the breath by my Rinzai teacher, which I was introduced to by my first teacher, Kapleau roshi. I still do follow breath. That is all that i...
by Spike
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Ekottarikāgama 17.1: Ānāpānasmṛti

bokki wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:19 am
sooo,
both of you have practiced this....

lol, what a yogini orgasam.

just so eternal.
Such bitterness. And, apparently, a need for it.
by Spike
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 79
Views: 1592

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

World Health Organization

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

https://www.who.int/emergencies/disease ... ontent=REL
by Spike
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pandemics and Epidemics
Replies: 79
Views: 1592

Re: Pandemics and Epidemics

Sad to hear. Thoughts are with you.
by Spike
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 594
Views: 29055

Re: JOKES

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by Spike
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 594
Views: 29055

Re: JOKES

hill-arity ensues

https://mymodernmet.com/funny-puns-sign ... ty-center/

If you think these jokes were bad, it might be because they were written by Hugh Janus.

:lol:
by Spike
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Animals, Plants, and the Environment
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Animals, Plants, and the Environment

Happy to get acquainted with the animals and plants here in Florida. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning on a great patio while getting acquainted with the bunny, who closely wends its way around flowering hibiscus and a bed of several types of colorful variegated plants, a racoon out *beyond* the ...
by Spike
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 620
Views: 39721

Re: Music

Thank you, Spike and Clyde! I dig Pendercki: visceral and violent, as is Xenakis. And Van is near and dear to my heart. I consider Astral Weeks to be a spiritual document and Richard Davis' bass playing on it perhaps the best of the entire Rock era. You're welcome, and thank you for the introductio...
by Spike
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ikkyu and tomorrow.
Replies: 27
Views: 313

Re: Ikkyu and tomorrow.

fuki wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:52 pm
Please don't bring Dogen into this, it's not for chiefs.
Plus Larry forbids to have any fettering of the simple and obvious in the lounge!
:lol:
Ja, er sagt," *Fetter* Sie den Schmetterling nicht!"
(Zo'n mooie vlinder) 🦋
by Spike
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ikkyu and tomorrow.
Replies: 27
Views: 313

Re: Ikkyu and tomorrow.

fuki wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:03 pm
Larry wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:56 pm

Of course Meido reads this. What else could he possibly be doing :lol:
Walking the dog?

:lol:
❤️
by Spike
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 620
Views: 39721

Re: Music

by Spike
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?
Replies: 27
Views: 802

Re: Is Zen Not Theistic or Not?

It-with-a-Capital-I: The Zen Version of God by Domyo Burk | Feb 10, 2017 https://brightwayzen.org/zen-version-god/ "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? "For...
by Spike
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So many chiefs.
Replies: 14
Views: 187

Re: So many chiefs.

It is with great ease and joy that I accept your choice of myself of Chief. Now, the only problem is that we have to scrounge up some bucks to support your teacher and our practice. This is what I have in mind. You knuckle heads go around advertising our schtick. Eventually we will get more dumb ja...
by Spike
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: fuki (fukasetsu)
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: fuki (fukasetsu)

"Just being my gay naked sky dancing self,."

Do you need a sky-dancing license for that?
:lol:
by Spike
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Sheng Yen resources
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: Sheng Yen resources

Victor the shen-yen.org files seem to no longer work. Just these two, for me at least: Setting in Motion the Dharma Wheel http://old.shengyen.org/UpFile/FlashBoo ... 0Wheel.pdf Master Sheng-Yen's Dharma Talks (Audio) http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/767/?page=2 Only this second contains any English th...