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by Fruitzilla
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 763

Re: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior

If you don't understand the absurdness you can't understand the sword.And if you don't understand the sword you can't understand the way of the sword. In the Beginning was the Word. And the Word was Sword. And then came the Absurd. I like plain speech, Friend. Direct, honest, open, to the point and...
by Fruitzilla
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 27
Views: 799

Re: Death Poems

People, the topic of this thread is Death Poems. Please stay on it.
by Fruitzilla
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: New Site Logo
Replies: 30
Views: 815

Re: New Site Logo

Friendly moderater note: As far as I'm concerned this topic is already borderline trolling, so if I see any more of it, I'm locking it.
by Fruitzilla
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 45
Views: 1206

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: 45
Views: 1206

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: 45
Views: 1206

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: 343

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: 138
Views: 3356

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: 138
Views: 3356

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: 138
Views: 3356

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: 138
Views: 3356

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: 384

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: 1033

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: 1033

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: 1033

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: 1033

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: 1033

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: 1162

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: 78
Views: 3367

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: 216

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...