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by Mason
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: Beginner Question

Are you looking for a meaning with your mind? As most people, I do try to understand things with my mind And growing up in the United States, study has always meant to use the mind. BodhiDharma presents this quote to say there is another way to learn the truth of oneself and reality. However, he do...
by Mason
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Uplifting Chan/Zen Buddhist Texts for Beginners
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Uplifting Chan/Zen Buddhist Texts for Beginners

I'd like for this thread to be a place where we can share books that we find positive, wholesome and peaceful as introductions to the Chan/Zen schools of Buddhism. These might be texts that we, ourselves, encountered at an early point in our practice. They can be scholarly works about Chan/Zen Buddh...
by Mason
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 106
Views: 5441

Re: Where is Joe?

desert_woodworker wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Where is Mason? :?: ;)

:101:
by Mason
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Weight of Pottery...
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: The Weight of Pottery...

“Now, if anyone would develop these four establishings of mindfulness in this way for seven years, one of two fruits can be expected for him: either gnosis right here & now, or—if there be any remnant of clinging-sustenance—non-return. “Let alone seven years. If anyone would develop these four esta...
by Mason
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Koans that you have made
Replies: 30
Views: 2341

Re: Koans that you have made

Enver M. wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:32 pm
having fun.
Love you, Enver!! :111:
by Mason
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Why is there suffering?
Replies: 19
Views: 1408

Re: Why is there suffering?

This thread is beginning to get a bit Lounge-y, what with all the refried beans and farting going on.
by Mason
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: Science

Thank you, Mason. That's clear now. And now, why do you want to do that? For fun, relaxation, humor, and seeing my dear friend Joe teach the dharma and sing his song of the stars and the planets. Above all, to be awed and inspired by the mystery of things, as an inspiration for strong Buddhist prac...
by Mason
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: Science

What I mean is: results obtained from the scientific method which resonate with Buddhist theory and practice. That there is a black hole at the center of galaxies reminds me of the profound and fundamental emptiness of space and time. What arises in dependence on another (for instance, space depends...
by Mason
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Science

I'm interested in the parallels between science and dharma. Been looking at this page for a bit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermassive_black_hole

Of course I don't understand any of it, but it is certainly poetic and awe inspiring.

I bet Joe could throw some tiles into this thread!
by Mason
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 562
Views: 29900

Re: Music

Here's one for our local Hindu kitten.


by Mason
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Mission
Replies: 35
Views: 1907

Re: Mission

From my learning and interpretation/translation of the ancient Buddhist texts: The Buddha talked about three fabrications: body, voice, and mind. Bodily fabrication is breathing; how you breathe will create certain states (results) in the body. Vocal fabrication is inner and outer speech. How you vo...
by Mason
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 562
Views: 29900

Re: Music

I'm back on an old-school kick today.

by Mason
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Mission
Replies: 35
Views: 1907

Re: Mission

Well, in a sense, you do know everything. Can you see a boundary to your awareness? Is there some "barrier" or "limit" to your awareness? Furthermore, awareness is always objective - that is, when one is aware, one is aware of something. What's interesting is - even when one has realized the nondual...
by Mason
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 106
Views: 5441

Re: Where is Joe?

I made it through the Christmas Carol, and now the Groundhog Day. Can't wait for Opposite Day! :lol:
by Mason
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 562
Views: 29900

Re: Music

by Mason
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 562
Views: 29900

Re: Music

by Mason
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 562
Views: 29900

Re: Music

by Mason
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 562
Views: 29900

Re: Music

How can I post youtube videos in-line like y'all do?
by Mason
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thanks for the teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Thanks for the teaching

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Found in my pack of NewPort cigarettes. :D
by Mason
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 387
Views: 17749

Re: JOKES

I'm not crazy.

I'm just really paranoid that we might all be.