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by narhwal90
Sun May 26, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 43
Views: 1197

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: 43
Views: 1197

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: 977

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: 977

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: 977

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: 977

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: 43
Views: 1197

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: 43
Views: 1197

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: 995

Re: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?

Some of it, surely. The Watson & BDK translations also differ, even though both are based upon Kumarajiva.
by narhwal90
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?
Replies: 24
Views: 995

Re: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?

To be honest the parables make more sense to me than the treasure tower or predictions for the followers. I'm in the middle of the the Nirvana sutra which I've found occasionally unsettling- permission to take up arms to kill (in defense of dharma) and other items. Maybe its one of those things that...
by narhwal90
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?
Replies: 24
Views: 995

Re: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?

lol, but apparently no backstage passes. I like the one vehicle message.
by narhwal90
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?
Replies: 24
Views: 995

Re: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?

The Lotus Sutra makes some pertinent points, depending on how it is accepted I suppose. I’m only slightly familiar with the Lotus Sutra, so I’m wondering what points in the Lotus Sutra are you referring to? Below is an excerpt from Chapter 16 "Lifetime of the Tathagata" aka "Juryo", from the BDK tr...
by narhwal90
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?
Replies: 24
Views: 995

Re: Was the Buddha a Bodhisattva?

The Lotus Sutra makes some pertinent points, depending on how it is accepted I suppose.
by narhwal90
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: As with all Buddhist reform movements over the centuries, Modern Buddhism represents itself as a return to the teachings
Replies: 21
Views: 865

Re: As with all Buddhist reform movements over the centuries, Modern Buddhism represents itself as a return to the teach

I drove by the Won Dharma center in eastern NY last summer; https://tricycle.org/magazine/the-grace-in-this-world/ essentially, another modern movement this one dating from the early 1900's, I wonder if that makes it post-modern buddhism? lol but it seems a reasonable form for those attracted to it....
by narhwal90
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 1883

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

I can buy the proposition to leave the 20yr old news to google, though seeing the SZC letter discharging Tarrant increases their credibility for me, as did the SFZC letter on the Brown issue. Since the Ed Brown issue is more recent perhaps that is a more relevant example. His language as reported wo...
by narhwal90
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 1883

Re: What to do about controversial teachers

Personally I find having this sort of stuff public helpful because it clarifies the teachers and sanghas I will stay away from. For my part the spectacle of a teacher indulging himself with his students, particularly when there are marriages to others involved reduces the practice to playacting and ...
by narhwal90
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 1883

Re: What to do about controversial teachers

Unskilled behavior can be as instructive as skilled and not talking about a bell having been rung will not stop the echos.
by narhwal90
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: What is Rinzai Zen? Q&A with Meido Moore

Always nice when the book and movie matches 😀 thanks Meido
by narhwal90
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: “The Rinzai Zen Way”
Replies: 87
Views: 5865

Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Finished the book, coming from a position of near comprehensive ignorance about Rinzai and somewhat better informed misunderstanding of Zen in general, the detail was most welcome. I liked the vision exercise in Chapter 11, its reminiscent of the instruction of one of the motorcycle racing schools; ...
by narhwal90
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts
Replies: 60
Views: 4513

Re: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts

Very interesting responses, Folks, and thank you for sharing your story, narwhal, as a fellow rider, it hit just a bit deeper, hope you're OK now. Thanks Dan74- doing great, light exercise, a bit of jogging- off all painkillers now, even tylenol. Before the wreck I was doing flies with 20lb weights...