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by Mason
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

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by Mason
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

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More cool Tool music videos.


by Mason
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

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by Mason
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1759

Re: Where is Joe?

Forget about reading texts perhaps because you seem to be in a mental zone so I would focus on physical practise, which Ch'an (mostly) is afterall. Ah, oops! By the time I read your post today, I had already ordered three books (The Record of Linji, The Sayings of Layman P'ang, and Sun-face Buddha:...
by Mason
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1759

Re: Where is Joe?

Thanks Joe, good to see you. I tend to disappear when you do, so thanks for giving me something I can feel! Okay, let's throw out the formal Zen labels for a moment, and look at this very practically. I don't know what Nan-ch'uan meant by the phrase, but it resonates with something that is coming up...
by Mason
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1759

Re: Where is Joe?

Thanks Fuki, sounds about right , but I'm not sure what you mean by "change on thing completely." Are you saying that I should focus on renouncing one thing at a time? Or that I should acquire new habits, or otherwise change my life in some small way one at a time? Also, other people seem to be perf...
by Mason
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1759

Re: Where is Joe?

Ok, some examples: I'm addicted to nicotine. I want to quit, but I also want to continue. The latter is what tends to happen, so to be "ordinary" would be to just let it happen. But it makes me feel pretty crappy and increases my anxiety. I love movies, poetry, music, video games, etc. But some of t...
by Mason
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1759

Re: Where is Joe?

Is non-dwelling or ordinary mind just about doing what one wants to do, going wherever desire leads? Obviously desire is a pretty precarious guide. I understand making an effort to act from wisdom instead of defilements, but that doesn't seem to be what is meant by the phrase "ordinary mind." At the...
by Mason
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 178
Views: 4392

Re: JOKES

Still chewing, here.

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by Mason
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:08 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?

My understanding (and please bear in mind that I am not presently in a Zen Buddhist practice situation, nor am I awakened): There are three kinds of fabrication: body, speech, and mind. A teaching which advocates "no thought" can be confusing because "thinking" can be understood as either the voice ...
by Mason
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 76
Views: 955

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

Thanks, very cool response! I'm not sure if what you're saying is right or wrong, but it does resonate. I'll have to chew on it. :hatsoff:
by Mason
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 76
Views: 955

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

fuki wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:32 pm
Spike wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:39 pm
Consider choosing to judge the advice given first. It will help in judging the giver, if you must.
People who seek to be right can never truly understand anything.
I'm not sure what you mean by this. Is your statement here right or wrong?
by Mason
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 76
Views: 955

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 ef...
by Mason
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

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by Mason
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1759

Re: Where is Joe?

So glad to see you back, Joe. Our dance continues!

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by Mason
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 1335

Re: Who are you?

Mason asks Enver, what is Buddha?

(They didn't have cars back in the day, so there were lots of sweating horses for the pilgrimage).
by Mason
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

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Btw fuki, this is what was actually playing at the book store:

by Mason
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1759

Re: Where is Joe?

desert_woodworker wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:11 am
hiya, Fuki, et al.,

Thanks!
Where the hell is Mason? :102:
by Mason
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

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by Mason
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 418
Views: 14478

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