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by Mason
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 59
Views: 4251

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

I'm sorry. Shouldn't have opened my mouth.
by Mason
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Mason
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Hi from Mason

Hello everyone, Mason here - used to post some on ZFI back in the day, then took a long tour of Theravada, and now I'm back to wanting to practice Zen. Unfortunately I have many vexations and am struggling to find a teacher so hopefully people here can help me polish my mirror into some good-functio...
by Mason
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Many koans or few koans?
Replies: 29
Views: 1815

Re: Many koans or few koans?

Well, that's very honest to admit your experience.


Thank you for the pointer, that's actually very helpful.
by Mason
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Many koans or few koans?
Replies: 29
Views: 1815

Re: Many koans or few koans?

Yep, that's why it's absolutely impossible to do this without a teacher to make it alive for you. Unless you're the Buddha, which I ain't.
by Mason
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Many koans or few koans?
Replies: 29
Views: 1815

Re: Many koans or few koans?

Best to practice whichever koan is alive. There has never been only death in a koan. Some koans are so impenetrable they are basically meaningless to your average person. All of these cases were interactions between people - if it was a student approaching a master, the master would look the studen...
by Mason
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Many koans or few koans?
Replies: 29
Views: 1815

Re: Many koans or few koans?

Best to practice whichever koan is alive.
by Mason
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 59
Views: 4251

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

Yunmen had no idea what he was talking about. Everything is Buddha? Buddha is everything. Personally, I never wipe my own butt.