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by Seeker242
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: What is called ignorance?
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: What is called ignorance?

[james] wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:21 am
Why do people see in themselves the possibility of ignorance, I wonder.
Because they experience suffering and there can't be suffering without ignorance.
Can a bee or a horse or a bonobo be ignorant?
Yes, they all experience suffering.
by Seeker242
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Unification
Replies: 49
Views: 974

Re: Unification

Since there is no supreme ideal in zen what do we unify with? There is a supreme ideal in zen, your true nature. That's what we unify with. :bow2: Careful there. Are you turning "true nature" into a thing? Read Hakuin's Song of Zazen again. I don't see any need for aversion to conventional speech. ...
by Seeker242
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Unification
Replies: 49
Views: 974

Re: Unification

Enver M. wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Since there is no supreme ideal in zen what do we unify with?
There is a supreme ideal in zen, your true nature. That's what we unify with. :bow2:
by Seeker242
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is there not a “truth”?
Replies: 37
Views: 760

Re: Is there not a “truth”?

Is there truth?
There are lots of them. For example, you will get old, get sick and die. The question now is what do you do about this truth?
by Seeker242
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 42
Views: 1005

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

Pablo wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:29 pm
"Everything is Buddha" is bullshit.

It has to be thoroughly resolved. Until there is no doubt.

It's not easy. But it's the only thing we can do.
And what if you resolve it, until there is no doubt, that everything is Buddha? Everything Buddha, no Buddha, what's the difference? :D
by Seeker242
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 42
Views: 1005

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

Anders wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:43 am
unless yunmen actually spent time in the company of a dried shit stick
Highly probable. I would bet he actually used one every time he had to poop. :lol:
by Seeker242
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 42
Views: 1005

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

I think yunmen didn't have any toilet paper. :D
by Seeker242
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Non-conceptually, what is?
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Non-conceptually, what is?

As for what is, there’s no way around it. I would not go so far as to say that. If you are walking down the sidewalk and there is a Cypress tree there in the way, you can step to the side and walk around. In some versions of this story, it's an oak tree. Not that it really matters what kind of tree...
by Seeker242
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Non-conceptually, what is?
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Non-conceptually, what is?

Perhaps YOU might like to share here with us a conceptual translation of what you experience with the use of this question. ☺ I think Non-conceptually is best left non-conceptualized. As soon as you offer up a conceptual translation, it's no longer non-conceptual, which completely misses the point!...
by Seeker242
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Good discussion about post-awakening cultivation over at DW
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Good discussion about post-awakening cultivation over at DW

guo gu wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:59 am
these words are garbage. they are anyway.

be well,
guo gu
Good post and thanks for the garbage. :lol: at least the garbage doesn't stink. :D

:namaste:
by Seeker242
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts
Replies: 60
Views: 1888

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

Just a comment: Drug use is not a Yoga . Buddhist practice largely depends on a Yogic approach and continuance. It depends on thousands of hours of practice, not on micrograms or milligrams of this-or-that. My teacher says similar things about altering your state of consciousness with substances fo...
by Seeker242
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts
Replies: 60
Views: 1888

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

I would not use as harsh language as he does but I agree with the jist of it. :) Sure, psychedelics can change your state of mind, but what they change it to is pretty much a crap shoot. People often say that psychedelics is what caused them to become spiritual and if they didn't take them they neve...
by Seeker242
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Everybody OK?
Replies: 110
Views: 2300

Re: Everybody OK?

No, everybody is not ok. But many mistakenly think they are. But they are wrong! How could they be ok when their eyes, ears, nose, tough, body and mind are burning? How could they be when the whole world is aflame? :D
by Seeker242
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Everybody OK?
Replies: 110
Views: 2300

Re: Everybody OK?

Larry wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:23 am
Seeker242 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:19 am
Alright, but how do you know if you are ok or not?
I think that's called overthinking.
Which one, the question or the answer? :D
by Seeker242
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Everybody OK?
Replies: 110
Views: 2300

Re: Everybody OK?

Do you know who that is? No. I see... . So your [sic] are saying that you need to know who that is? If so, then how do you know if you know who that is? Too side-shucked and mock-sophisticated. It's YOU who I'm asking. But you may remain mute as before. No loss. We'll go on to the next OK or not OK...
by Seeker242
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Everybody OK?
Replies: 110
Views: 2300

Re: Everybody OK?

desert_woodworker wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:06 am
Do you know who that is? No. I see... .

--Joe
So your are saying that you need to know who that is? If so, then how do you know if you know who that is?
by Seeker242
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Everybody OK?
Replies: 110
Views: 2300

Re: Everybody OK?

desert_woodworker wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:31 am
Seeker242 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:15 am
How do you know if you are ok or not? :103:
It's up to you to know, and/or to say. If not, say nothing (maybe just as you are doing... ). ;)
If it's up to you to know, then how do you know when you know? :)
by Seeker242
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 888
Views: 18638

Re: Nothing goes...

Larry wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:04 pm
I've finally found scientific proof of Rebirth!

boda has come back in the body of Seeker 242 :lol:
Boda has no body, neither does Seeker242 and there is no rebirth either. Such things are just superfluous inventions. :D
by Seeker242
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Everybody OK?
Replies: 110
Views: 2300

Re: Everybody OK?

I remember insisting that normal language is fine to use. :) If it's functional and on-topic sure, but I also found it midly inappropiate that you brought murder into the discussion which I found superfluous to the discussion you brought up about knowing someone is OK or not. It's certainly appropr...
by Seeker242
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Everybody OK?
Replies: 110
Views: 2300

Re: Everybody OK?

fuki wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:59 pm
This reminds me of the ZFI fun we had, where me and Joe kept saying it's relative and you kept insisting such "moralities" or "Buddha's knowings" were absolutes.

Anyways thanks for the conversation brother. :)
I remember insisting that normal language is fine to use. :)