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by Seeker242
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 28
Views: 343

Re: Who are you?

Crystal wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Seeker242 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:26 am
Who are you? :?: :?:

:bow2:

Who is asking ?

_/|\_

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The same answer as question #1, but what's that? :D
by Seeker242
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 28
Views: 343

Who are you?

Who are you? :?: :?:

:bow2:
by Seeker242
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 70
Views: 2628

Re: Haiku thread

Dog craps on the rug
Morning comes, you step in it
Then you go "Aww, crap"

:lol:
by Seeker242
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 1077

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Dump em and find a new teacher. :D

As for discussions, let people discuss what they want to discuss.
by Seeker242
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Being Healthy
Replies: 21
Views: 592

Re: Being Healthy

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants" :D

by Seeker242
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Bodhidharma's Wall
Replies: 21
Views: 570

Re: Bodhidharma's Wall

The master first stayed at Shaolin Temple for nine years. He instructed the Second Patriarch: "Don’t hyperventilate over external affairs, environmental conditions, or internal mental phenomena. Make your mind like a wall (xin ru qiangbi 心如牆壁), and you will be able to enter the Way." Bodhidharma's ...
by Seeker242
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 45
Views: 1215

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 Seeker242
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 45
Views: 1215

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 Seeker242
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Leaving a teacher (wondering what the experienced practitioners have done/learned)
Replies: 21
Views: 523

Re: Leaving a teacher (wondering what the experienced practitioners have done/learned)

Maybe this is my issue - I want this "I've had enough" delineation to be clear and firm to me, in my mind. Maybe that's why I formally want to "quit" instead of just stop giving and going? You could just leave and stop giving and then write a letter "formally" quitting. That would avoid dramatic co...
by Seeker242
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 793

Re: What is "enlightenment"

Quoting scriptural "chapter and verse", though, is no sign of understanding. In fact, a teacher like Bernie would ask for something different: it doesn't have to be original, but it does have to be authentic. Which is why you really can't learn zen over the internet or just by reading books. Probab...
by Seeker242
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 793

Re: What is "enlightenment"

Thanks for the quote Seeker242, I haven't read the Lankavatara Sutra before, now its on my "to do" list ! _/|\_ Great Sutra. One of my favorites. :D Bodhidharma himself was said to be a "Lankavatara master" and is said to have personally passed a copy to his successor, commenting that It contains t...
by Seeker242
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 793

Re: What is "enlightenment"

Enlightenment, nirvana, awakening, unbinding, cessation, suchness, thusness, unveiling, etc. All just different fingers pointing at the same thing! Crystal, The recently late Bernie Glassman Roshi used to say that, " Saying that you can't express something is a cop-out. If you really understand or e...
by Seeker242
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Morale disordered
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Morale disordered

Sitting and breathing in and out. :bow2:
by Seeker242
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 138
Views: 3411

Re: Dear Members

Kicking out teachers? Huh?...I doubt very much that will change anything for the better... It will bring the caliber of the forum down another level, which is not a good thing.
by Seeker242
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Zen?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: What is Zen?

Good question! Although, clever words and phrases, definitely not zen. :bow2:
by Seeker242
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: the true human body - how does it move its arms?
Replies: 80
Views: 1861

Re: the true human body - how does it move its arms?

how does it move its arms?
And then how does it, all of a sudden one day, stop moving it's arms?! One minute, walking around and talking, then the next minute just nothing! What the heck is that all about! :jaw:
by Seeker242
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: What is called ignorance?
Replies: 37
Views: 1285

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: 58
Views: 2368

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: 58
Views: 2368

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: 49
Views: 1875

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?