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by Kaya
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: New Site Logo
Replies: 19
Views: 168

Re: New Site Logo

I have created a new website logo. Anyone responsible please place it at the following location: https://zen1.space/styles/prosilver/theme/images/site_logo.gif I've spent quite a bit of time and effort while developing the attached artwork. Hopefully, it will be appreciated by the forum members and...
by Kaya
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Narrow vs. broad focus
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Narrow vs. broad focus

Enver M. wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:36 pm
I think the broad focus is buddha
and the narrow focus is buddhahood.
Ultimately, no distinction between buddha and 'hood, leaf and tree, etc., is there?

Form is exactly sunyata,
Sunyata exactly form.
by Kaya
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Death Poems

Here lies Malcolm Lowry, late of the Bowery, whose prose was flowery, and often glowery. He lived nightly, drank daily, and died playing the ukulele.
--Malcolm Lowry
by Kaya
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 331
Views: 10181

Re: Music

by Kaya
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Death Poems

Holding back the night
with its increasing brilliance
the summer moon
--Tsukioka Yoshitori


Since I was born
I have to die,
and so ...
--Kisei


Death poems
are mere delusion -
death is death
--Toko
by Kaya
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Obituary: Mary Oliver (1935 - 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Obituary: Mary Oliver (1935 - 2019)

desert_woodworker wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:08 am
Kaya wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:02 am
Sincere sympathies (shared feeling)
Thank you, sir. See you, --Joe
(Re. Luna)
by Kaya
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen or nonzense
Replies: 34
Views: 358

Re: Zen or nonzense

In my unscientific review of the Music thread (first and last pages), every contributor also posted to at least one non-Lounge thread. So everyone is doing the desired thing, and might achieve better balance through reading and perhaps participating more in some other discussions. This can be a bene...
by Kaya
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Obituary: Mary Oliver (1935 - 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Obituary: Mary Oliver (1935 - 2019)

Sincere sympathies (shared feeling)
by Kaya
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Leaving a teacher (wondering what the experienced practitioners have done/learned)
Replies: 21
Views: 280

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

I have not been in that situation in the past or know anything about your situation. However, if you are not finding any center or teacher helpful then leave. You are under no obligation to attend or donate. There are no fealty oaths or requirements to follow a path that does not work for you. If y...
by Kaya
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 428

Re: What is "enlightenment"

Uh, let's see, there's some kind of word for a type of transcendent experience, I just can't think of it . . . Words and speaking of experiences are only memory, they have no being or substance, pray, do you have a word for that which is prior to experience/conception? Of course not! Absolutely not...
by Kaya
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 428

Re: What is "enlightenment"

What I find interesting is that The Lankavatara Sutra chapter on word discrimination basically says the opposite. Agree. In life, but also specifically in koan practice, words are not always appropriate or adequate to demonstrate understanding. Ofcourse, words are causes and conditions and limited,...
by Kaya
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 428

Re: What is "enlightenment"

Seeker242 wrote: What I find interesting is that The Lankavatara Sutra chapter on word discrimination basically says the opposite.
Agree. In life, but also specifically in koan practice, words are not always appropriate or adequate to demonstrate understanding.
by Kaya
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 98
Views: 780

Re: Off Topic

;)
by Kaya
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 331
Views: 10181

Re: Music

by Kaya
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 337
Views: 14224

Re: photographs you have made.

Not really. It is more likely, per modern scientific research, that dreaming is simply not recalled, rather than ceasing. Negative. We both agree that the right (lucky) people are not likely to have been studied, at the right time(s). Not true. Granted. Not exactly "lucky". Causes and conditions in...
by Kaya
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: On Topic
Replies: 23
Views: 208

Re: On Topic

Ok. At least they helped Kapernick.

The best defense, usually, is to run. Per sifu Calvin, esteemed king fu teacher and hardware salesman extraordinaire.
by Kaya
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 337
Views: 14224

Re: photographs you have made.

desert_woodworker wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:11 am
Kaya wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:16 am
Not really. It is more likely, per modern scientific research, that dreaming is simply not recalled, rather than ceasing.
Negative. We both agree that the right (lucky) people are not likely to have been studied, at the right time(s).
Not true.
by Kaya
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 337
Views: 14224

Re: photographs you have made.

Unless, ofc, they try to brag about it here.
by Kaya
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: On Topic
Replies: 23
Views: 208

Re: On Topic

Yes, fast nike's are the best defense.