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by bukowski
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: 山端 (大道) 法玄 Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935-)
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: 山端 (大道) 法玄 Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935-)

This is great. Thanks spike.

Metta, b.
by bukowski
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1966

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

Thanks spike and Clive for those passages. Really helpful.

Metta, b.
by bukowski
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1966

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

Hi spike.

My practice was the same, but their were causes and conditions that led me to Buddhism, and I certainly made a distinct choice to continue with it, sit with a group, etc.

Metta, b. :namaste:
by bukowski
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1966

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

(Spike, I missed your post while writing. So how could it not be about a choice?) Because zen is never about making distinctions. Hi spike. I have always found the idea that zen isn't about making distinctions challenging. To practice zazen is to make a distinction. To practice Buddhism is to aim f...
by bukowski
Sat May 18, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: This Forum in Particular
Replies: 34
Views: 1034

Re: This Forum in Particular

Hi all. I'm one of the "lurkers" who visit, but rarely post. I Pop by, take a look and if nothing grabs me I move on. From time to time I see an interesting topic and I dive in. In my experience the more contentious the subject the more traffic it will get. Their doesn't tend to be lots of contentio...
by bukowski
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 43
Views: 1197

Re: Trying to live a right life

Hi all. I don't believe that their is a black and white right or wrong thing to do in any situation. I almost never have all of the information, to make a fully informed choice, so i just have to consider what i can be certain of, and make a decission based upon that. I try to focus on causing no ha...
by bukowski
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 2004

Re: Who are you?

I was trying to find a confused looking emoji.

I don't speak emoji. I need to get my son to proof read my posts

B, :chicken:
by bukowski
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 2004

Re: Who are you?

Ha ha, looks like I clicked the wrong emoji there.
by bukowski
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 2004

Re: Who are you?

When, as a child, I asked my mom where I was before I was born,and she said I was a twinkle in my dad's eye. The following day my dad asked me why I was looking so intently at him, and I explained that I was looking for the twinkle. This is a true story. I only recently realised the adult meaning of...
by bukowski
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 127
Views: 3064

Re: Calming the Mind

Sending merit your way kanji. Heal well,

Metta, b. :namaste:
by bukowski
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 2004

Re: Who are you?

Hi spike,

I understand what you are saying.

I think who we are can be a koan, but it can also just be a way of getting the right coffee in Starbucks.

In line with my teaching neither would be more important or take presidence.

Metta, b. :namaste:
by bukowski
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 2004

Re: Who are you?

Fair play to your teacher spike. I'm still Karl though. Fully Karl. Every fibre is Karl. And of course Karl is a series of arising and ceasing conditions, without any intrinsic self. None of that changes the fact that the only person I have any knowledge of being is Karl, or that my friends and fami...
by bukowski
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 2004

Re: Who are you?

I'm Karl.

Good to meet you. :namaste:
by bukowski
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Right View
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Right View

So basically the 4 nobel truths but replacing suffering with stress. It makes complete sense to think that the right view is the four noble truths, to me. I agree that their can many different aspects to the establishment of right view, which must surely start from our individual current view. Nice ...
by bukowski
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?
Replies: 24
Views: 995

Re: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?

Spike beat me to it!

B. :namaste:
by bukowski
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 60
Views: 3430

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Hi avisitor.

If you have lost the car keys just try to find the car keys. Do you see?

Metta, bukowski
by bukowski
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 60
Views: 3430

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Is it like when one eats, one just eats; when one chops wood, one just chops wood? Exactly.You have given your own answer. Please tell me how you do that versus what you do now or previously??? There you go. That was how I was a taught also. My understanding of this teaching is that when I am at wo...
by bukowski
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 141
Views: 6074

Re: Dear Members

Hi Clyde. Sorry, I hadn't commented on this subject before and I posted in the wrong place. And I completely understand the discomfort in trying to moderate a venerable teacher. I acutely remember asking rev nonin to town down some of his comments on e-sangha. I felt ridiculous doing it. Rev nonin h...
by bukowski
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Pierre Taigu Turlur (b. 1964)
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Pierre Taigu Turlur (b. 1964)

Hi Clyde/all. I think that is a stunning dhama talk which goes straigh to the the heart of the most simple and complicated of practices from my perspective. There have been times when i have had the courage and persistance to drink the soup, and to realise that it tastes both awfull, and just the sa...
by bukowski
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 141
Views: 6074

Re: Here's How To Kensho

Hi all. I won't get into the main debate, as I, like all of us I am sure have seen these form of debates aired out time and again. For me, whatever works is all good. Different roads to the same destination as far as I am concerned. I will, however say that I like having teachers around the forum, e...