Search found 133 matches

by Fruitzilla
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 34
Views: 357

Re: Zen or nonzense

this division is non-Sense, a misunderstanding of zen. My teacher took a kinder path, there is nothing that is not zen. Chew on that. Purity is lifeless. Talk becomes gossip in the absence of correct view. More holy wars, they never stop. O the stories we tell. "You can't disappoint another human b...
by Fruitzilla
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 34
Views: 357

Re: Zen or nonzense

Honestly, I find this strange. You'll only see the Lounge posts if you go to active topics of visit the forum. If you visit the main page, you'll only see the "serious" posts. And the post count on the site is low enough you'll never need to go to active topics. I always view posts from "new posts"...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 34
Views: 357

Re: Zen or nonzense

Zen Space should not be a music video site, a photo gallery, or merely a place where “Anything at all goes here.” In Buddhist terms, it’s idle chatter. As it is, the Lounge represents over 50% of all posts and some members spend most (50-70%!) of their time and posts in the Lounge. And this is expr...
by Fruitzilla
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Apologies

Not sure what is being apologized about, El G! Things change and nothing is permanent. This was a bit of an "out of left field" move for me, as well. Who knows where it will go. But Clyde is a sensible man, and I am sure he will evaluate things as they go along. In the end, unless I am mistaken, th...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1437

Re: Dear Members

No, not now. I just explained, “it was my intention when I wrote, “not for Zen monks, priests, or teachers,” to mean ordained persons.” And the difference is one is ordained and the other isn’t. Very good. After you get some rest, I look forward to your explanation. Dude, you have 5 posts on this f...
by Fruitzilla
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1437

Re: Dear Members

Dear Clyde, I'm a yoga teacher since 1980, and teach Buddhist Yoga, as well as the specific exercises, self-massage, and postures taught by my late teacher, Ch'an Master Sheng Yen and his Dharma successors (such as Guo Gu teaches), and of Sheng Yen's six or seven meditation methods for new practiti...
by Fruitzilla
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1437

Re: Dear Members

Shall we keep this one on topic?
by Fruitzilla
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1437

Re: Dear Members

Well, I have had similar experiences. When I lived at a Zen center, a book club formed and sometimes a teacher would participate. It really messed up the dynamic of the group. People didn't feel as safe sharing their understanding of things. Interesting, do you know in that setting the "specific" c...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: wtf
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Re: wtf

to whom it may concern. exactly tomorrow, the hosting plan is about to be renewed. (tomorrow means 28-dec, maybe this is today, already, who knows) whoever is responsible, you have to apply this coupon code to get 30% off. specifically, you'll get about usd $10.80 bucks, to buy beer or whatever... ...
by Fruitzilla
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attainment
Replies: 34
Views: 745

Re: Attainment

fuki wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:07 pm
I knew something was off, it felt I was talking to a ghost :lol:
Aha, it was all a fabrication! :558:
by Fruitzilla
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attainment
Replies: 34
Views: 745

Re: Attainment

Well, that doesn't keep me from being deceived... The mind is a cheat, expect nothing from it nor take it as something intimate or internal :107: So stop setting yourself up for deception.... :cat: We're talking past each other. I was joking about missing Mason's intent of the post. :114:
by Fruitzilla
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attainment
Replies: 34
Views: 745

Re: Attainment

fuki wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:57 pm
Fruitzilla wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:42 am
Or he got deceived by himself, like I did... :oops:
Was it a learnful experience?

Perhaps so learnful that you realize you have no need (to desire) for any further experience or learning.
:D
Well, that doesn't keep me from being deceived...
by Fruitzilla
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attainment
Replies: 34
Views: 745

Re: Attainment

fuki wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:00 pm
Mason wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:25 pm
You don't see the picture? Weird. Guess the forum is defective somehow.
Perhaps he was listening to the Dharma (the six consciousness didn't arise)
:109:
Or he got deceived by himself, like I did... :oops:
by Fruitzilla
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attainment
Replies: 34
Views: 745

Re: Attainment

Mason wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:25 pm
You don't see the picture? Weird. Guess the forum is defective somehow.
Nope, the forum is fine.
by Fruitzilla
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Polishing tiles
Replies: 29
Views: 949

Re: Polishing tiles

Hedera wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:15 am
How is it that a centipede can move 100 legs at once without getting all knotted up?
By not engaging in Zen truthisms?
by Fruitzilla
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Differing views of shikantaza
Replies: 76
Views: 2902

Re: Differing views of shikantaza

lindama wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:27 pm
we can change the title to differing views, shitstick .. :558:
Shit will continue to happen regardless ;)
by Fruitzilla
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Creation by Kahlil Gibran
Replies: 0
Views: 184

The Creation by Kahlil Gibran

Came across this and found it so beautiful I just had to share it here :111: The God separated a spirit from Himself and fashioned it into beauty. He showered upon her all the blessings of gracefulness and kindness. He gave her the cup of happiness and said, “Drink not from this cup unless you forge...
by Fruitzilla
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday, Marcel (fuki) !
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: Happy Birthday, Marcel (fuki) !

Gefeliciteerd Marcel!

Dat je maar een rare oude man mag worden! :115:
by Fruitzilla
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: With friends in Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: With friends in Germany

lindama wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Nice to see Dan and Meido.
Isn't it? I do wonder about all the Aikido garb though. Was the sesshin after a training camp or something?
by Fruitzilla
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 337
Views: 14222

Re: photographs you have made.

Oooooh, I like the guy in the back! :twisted: