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by clyde
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Kanji, who knows anything or can contact her?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Kanji, who knows anything or can contact her?

I did the same last week. Nothing :sad:
by clyde
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?
Replies: 47
Views: 985

Re: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?

Curiosity. And it seems there’s some reports of enlightened Buddhist teachers dreaming.

In any case, I hold the view (but not too tightly) that awakening doesn’t happen in one way or produce one result, that there are some general characteristics, but also individual differences.
by clyde
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shadowfighting
Replies: 13
Views: 63

Re: Shadowfighting

Reality is not mean. Not one disease did he create. I have stopped believing in them. Weird right? I’ll agree that reality is not mean, but neither is reality kind. Those reflect our preferences. Disease is our label for certain conditions, but conditions are not a matter of belief. Not “weird righ...
by clyde
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?
Replies: 47
Views: 985

Re: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?

The link to The Last Prayer of Dudjom reminded me of Karmapa’s Dream Flag:

http://www.dharma-haven.org/dream-flag.htm
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by clyde
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?
Replies: 47
Views: 985

Re: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?

. . . when one awakens, everything may stop, and remain stopped for a long while, depending on the strength of the awakening. In the time when everything is stopped, there are no thoughts. For weeks or months. Perhaps longer. No dreams at night, either. Only true Wisdom and true Compassion arise, i...
by clyde
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 76
Views: 956

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

I remember The Book (subtitled: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are) fondly. I didn’t understand it all, but it seemed important - to me. It and Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse were two books that led me to Zen Buddhism.

Alan had his faults and he wasn’t a Zen teacher, but he was bodhisattva.
by clyde
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14481

Re: Music

The young man:




The old man:

by clyde
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Kanji, who knows anything or can contact her?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Kanji, who knows anything or can contact her?

Dan; I’ll try to reach out to her.
by clyde
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 76
Views: 956

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

From the viewpoint that there are sentient beings, may all sentient beings be at ease. From the viewpoint that there are just causes and conditions, may there be freedom from suffering and stress. In my understanding, actions are to be judged as good or bad (skillful or unskillful) so that we can e...
by clyde
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Who sent me this?
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Who sent me this?

Excellent!

That and other similarly excellent talks and writings on Zen meditation by Chan and Soto Zen Masters can be found in Minding Mind translated by Thomas Cleary.
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by clyde
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 76
Views: 956

Alan Watts on meditation

For some of us older practitioners Alan Watts was an early, if not ‘official’, Zen influence. I came upon this video in which Alan discusses meditation or “What happens If You Stop Talking To Yourself All The Time:

by clyde
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14481

Re: Music

by clyde
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14481

Re: Music

by clyde
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 178
Views: 4394

Re: JOKES

I believe when you said, “we still have to give a shit,” you meant “we still have to shit,”
butt have you noticed that ‘to shit’ one must let go of shit?
by clyde
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 178
Views: 4394

Re: JOKES

A post from a long-forgotten Yahoo!Group: In an effort to fully encapsulate the essence of a Western version of the 4 No-bull truths whilst reducing the cumulative effect of kalpas of socially defined and conditioned hegemonies, hermeneutic bias, and applied religiosity (which, incidentally, all pre...
by clyde
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 74
Views: 3459

Re: Haiku thread

The first of a series of haikus:

First he weaves his web;
Now he finds the center,
Look, the spider!
by clyde
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14481

Re: Music

by clyde
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 1335

Re: Who are you?

Great Sage EofH wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:17 pm
I intentionally answered it incorrectly . . .
It seems you have a provisional “I”.
by clyde
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 1335

Re: Who are you?

Enlightenment on the Wings of a Gull

The spring moon above –
The shadow of a gull,
And I have wings!


- written 50 years ago
by clyde
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 1335

Re: Who are you?

This morning, like most mornings, I don’t remember awakening. But for a time I did the following exercise: Each night as I laid down to sleep I thought of my intention to awaken the next morning with awareness of awakening. Of course, I failed and failed and failed again . . . until one morning I aw...