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by narhwal90
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

In the places with tigers and cliffs and gnawing mice, are we not to taste the strawberries?
by narhwal90
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

word.

had another shift on wednesday. gave away $3 at the stop lights. wish you all could have seen the smiles... i drove comfortably from light to light with the window open and not avoiding anything or anyone

:namaste:
by narhwal90
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: The practice of Zazen
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: The practice of Zazen

As far as melting the snow, could be as simple as sitting there long enough to do it. The masterful part is not being distracted by the cold. i had a zazen session once where the neighbors started clearing some brush with a chainsaw, going pretty much the duration of our session. That wasnt so bad. ...
by narhwal90
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

i like the gift certificate idea, how are they received? The food pantry where i volunteer occasionally has grocery stoe gift cards we give to folks in the elderly/disabled home up the street, they are very much appreciated.
by narhwal90
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

Agreed, but what do you do?
by narhwal90
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

So what do you do when a panhandler approaches you asking for something?
by narhwal90
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

I have heard of some folks giving mittens during the winter or bags containing shampoo, toothbrushes and so on- i like that a lot but think its not well suited to a quick exchange at a stoplight. Those kinds of care packages are perhaps easier to distribute at a homeless shelter or food oantry. Rega...
by narhwal90
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

... Ready to bend and adapt, and mind quiet and empty in order to reflect the friend's state back to him or her. This takes practice... . Cannot be faked-up. Dunno. What I do is go to my bank twice a year or so and get 100 one-dollar bills. It's called a "strap". A "strap" of Singles. The bank Tell...
by narhwal90
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Shobogenzo quote (or maybe not?)
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Shobogenzo quote (or maybe not?)

An interesting part of the commentary on that passage were the footnotes which suggested that there is no safe passage- we have no wooden geese; in essense we are taking our chances at all times. I'm inclined to interpret it further, to consider that to take refuge in any view at all is to adopt yet...
by narhwal90
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Shobogenzo quote (or maybe not?)
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Shobogenzo quote (or maybe not?)

Yeah thats the translation I've been reading, I searched thru it equally fruitlessly. Maybe its from another tradition entirely... its definitely from someone's commentary but whose... lol, it must be on my phone or tablet. I'll keep looking but figured I'd ask on the off chance...
by narhwal90
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Shobogenzo quote (or maybe not?)
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Shobogenzo quote (or maybe not?)

I was on travel earlier this year and was reading (I think) the Shobogenzo on the plane and recall a passage relating the practices of Chinese river watermen using wooden "geese" ie blocks of wood, to chart river currents so as to find safe passage. I did a bunch of searching since and couldn't find...
by narhwal90
Sun May 26, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

Specifically, last month, because I was too rigid interpreting the pantry hours, I refused to let the wheelchair guy in because it was a few minutes late. As detailed previously in this thread, he was outside in tears when some of the other pantry volunteers went out to talk to him- they made him a ...
by narhwal90
Sat May 25, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

Following up to stay spiritually accountable, we had the monthly pantry today. The wheelchair guy showed up on time,and he had a pushcart for a 2nd person that he was picking up for, which he somehow maneuvered by hand over any number of city blocks while driving the electric wheelchair. My small am...
by narhwal90
Sat May 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs
Replies: 29
Views: 1624

Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Larry wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 7:04 pm
:lol:
narhwal90 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 6:27 pm
the sketchy koans
Not sure if that should be the name of a group, the title of a novel or a Japanese restaurant :D
"The Layman said to Tan-hsia, "There was once a man from Nantuckett...."

but somebody put a punk rock band sticker over the rest of it

😎
by narhwal90
Sat May 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs
Replies: 29
Views: 1624

Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

... wondering if I should read some of the sketchy koans that somebody wrote on the back of the seat in front of me ... :mrgreen:
by narhwal90
Fri May 10, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs
Replies: 29
Views: 1624

Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Always here, like a bad cold :D just tryna mind my manners but this is a fun thread.
by narhwal90
Fri May 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs
Replies: 29
Views: 1624

Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Hey, I was manning the welcome desk at our center a couple months ago, a few of us there started b.s.ing about motorcycles, later another member joined us and we switched to zombies- she likes her zombie movies <really> messy. Was a great evening.. :)
by narhwal90
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

$300 to tow is entirely probable, and could easily be more, the rapacity of impound lot operators is difficult to overestimate. If she can't get it out that night its easily $50 or more a day storage. Anything less than the tow fee + daily rate gets you nowhere, not even to go get something out of ...
by narhwal90
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3109

Re: Trying to live a right life

$300 to tow is entirely probable, and could easily be more, the rapacity of impound lot operators is difficult to overestimate. If she can't get it out that night its easily $50 or more a day storage. Anything less than the tow fee + daily rate gets you nowhere, not even to go get something out of t...
by narhwal90
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?
Replies: 24
Views: 1447

Re: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?

Some of it, surely. The Watson & BDK translations also differ, even though both are based upon Kumarajiva.