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Post by Mason » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:52 pm

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"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Post by Mason » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:17 pm

Fuki do you remember that guy Chris? I wonder what's up with him these days.
"The Way needs no cultivation, just do not defile. What is defilement? When with a mind of birth and death one acts in a contrived way, then everything is a defilement. If one wants to know the Way directly: Ordinary Mind is the Way!"

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Post by fuki » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:27 pm

Mason wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:17 pm
Fuki do you remember that guy Chris? I wonder what's up with him these days.
You mean way bak Sir Chris(topher) Chase the Japanese school teacher of kids?

Haven't seen him on forums "lately" he does co-run a tao&zen site on lamebook, but that site is mostly people posting pics with quotes, not much or any constructive zen or lounge discussions, but what I gather from his profile he seems to be doing fine and seems like the Chris he's "always" been (you know what I mean)
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Post by Larry » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:38 am

Crystal wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
I came here as a Vajrayana/Theravada practitioner with an interest in Zen, and so far I've learned hardly anything - apart from a couple of fart jokes!
Glad to be of service :D

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Post by KeithA » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:06 pm

Larry wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:38 am
Crystal wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
I came here as a Vajrayana/Theravada practitioner with an interest in Zen, and so far I've learned hardly anything - apart from a couple of fart jokes!
Glad to be of service :D
Hehe...I was going respond to that as well. You did a much better job than I would have!
You make, you get.

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Post by desert_woodworker » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:05 pm

Crystal,
Crystal wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
I came here as a Vajrayana/Theravada practitioner with an interest in Zen, and so far I've learned hardly anything
Kudos!, Crystal; wonderful. You're ahead of the curve, then.

As Enver may have pointed out, our practice is -- and results-in -- unloading, not loading.

Unburdening and uncovering. It's nearly all physical.

Granted, a person may want to LEARN a little about the medicine before one TAKES the medicine. But, in urgent cases (and it's claimed life is short... ), one just takes the medicine, ...or pulls out the poisoned arrow without researching the arrow's provenance, history, manufacture, etc., as the Buddha is recorded to have spoken about in his famous "Parable of the Arrow".

Again, kudos, ;)

:namaste:,

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Post by loves' the unjust » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:22 pm

Crystal wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
I came here as a Vajrayana/Theravada practitioner with an interest in Zen, and so far I've learned hardly anything - apart from a couple of fart jokes!

Zen is not about learning.it is about forgeting.
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Post by loves' the unjust » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:30 pm

desert_woodworker wrote: Granted, a person may want to LEARN a little about the medicine before one TAKES the medicine. But, in urgent cases (and it's claimed life is short... ), one just takes the medicine, ...or pulls out the poisoned arrow without researching the arrow's provenance, history, manufacture, etc., as the Buddha is recorded to have spoken about in his famous "Parable of the Arrow".
:namaste:
Joe
Exactly.I have spend 15 years of search about where that arrow has come.
Finaly i understand that there is just one door to enter zen.and it is the practice.
You enter or not.that's all about.

btw I will not spend one more 15 years in search.
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Post by loves' the unjust » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:32 pm

ah, off topic become on topic again.
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Post by Larry » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:24 am

Kim wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:41 pm
bukowski wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Regarding Kim, I find it great practice to watch my own thoughts when I read posts that I don't agree with, or even upset me. Can I feel those emotions, look deeply into why they offend me and then not respond? We all have to own our own responses after all.
I've been involved on several forums along the years and feel about it the same way as bukowski. When someone says things we don't like, I feel that firstly, this gives me an opportunity to actually do my practice on whatever reactions my mind comes up with and secondly, it offers me an opportunity to hone my understanding of dharma, through discussing and/or correcting false views.
A valuable function of any forum. So much to learn from our projections.

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Post by fuki » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:57 pm

Larry wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:24 am
A valuable function of any forum. So much to learn from our projections.
Stuck in a loophole of our own narrative, how embarrassing! :lol:
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Post by Larry » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:56 am

fuki wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:17 am
What bone got injured
I thought we weren't allowed to mention bones anymore :D

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Post by fuki » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:16 pm

Larry wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:56 am
I thought we weren't allowed to mention bones anymore :D
:lol:

I'm not embarrased to erect that subject from its dormancy, should the right conditions come along. :lol:
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Post by Spike » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:33 pm

<insert loophole joke here>

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Post by Larry » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:16 am

:lol:

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Post by fuki » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:08 am

At least the dynamics of the lounge are still in "tact and taste"
please leave the passive aggressiveness in the main zen area.
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Post by Larry » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:29 pm

fuki wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:35 pm
"Bridge to Larry"
:lol:

We've gone all Trekkie :lol:

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Post by Larry » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:37 pm

fuki wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Larry wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:16 pm


I sympathise with his frugality :D
Brains screaming an Osho joke but alas the English language and translation issues is making me doubt and crush our spontaneous quantum diner, ah well only if you can and are willing to confirm or deny my thingy we can make smoke a metaphorical cigarrete on it.

frugality and looking up the translation really killed it for me lol
:lol:

Was it a reference to the frugality of declining the hundredth Rolls Royce? :lol:

If not, there's a fault in the oven. Repair man's on his way :lol:

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Post by Larry » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:43 pm

fuki wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:43 pm
Larry wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:43 am
:109:
Billion year old carbon.... :lol:
:lol:

No wonder the knees are aching :lol:

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Post by fuki » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:26 pm

:lol:

It could use some fine tuning for sure, I'll leave a window open tonight then.
ps does the repair man mind it if the oven's not clean, I mean mom's been asking why I haven't cleaned it for some years but it's obvious since what is the function of cleaning since we got baking paper?

don't answer that lol
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