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by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joe is a Funny Person
Replies: 45
Views: 891

Re: Joe is a Funny Person

There are people who think the universe is one being with many "arms" (individuals). As the arms flicker, so do beings fall off the body like raindrops. There are people who think the universe is one machine with many information processors (computers). As the information is too infinite for any fin...
by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: On Topic
Replies: 23
Views: 208

Re: On Topic

Ah fuki you are too fantastic. Thanks!!

I gift you this picture of "my" cat.
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by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Non-dwelling and Conscientiousness
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Non-dwelling and Conscientiousness

Ah! Just what I needed to hear. Thank you.

I am going to be practicing "non-dwelling" very very hard today. :lol:
by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Non-dwelling and Conscientiousness
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Non-dwelling and Conscientiousness

Here are two quotes from the suttas: "And what, monks, is right effort? "There is the case where a monk generates desire, endeavors, activates persistence, upholds & exerts his intent for the sake of the non-arising of evil, unskillful qualities that have not yet arisen. "He generates desire, endeav...
by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: On Topic
Replies: 23
Views: 208

On Topic

During REM (rapid eye movenent) sleep, all humans dream. Not all recall their dreams. I believe my dog and probably most other mammals and birds, as hypothesized by scientists, also dream. I dunno. Dharma and Science are rather different tools of measurement. Many things are considered possible in ...
by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Non-dwelling and Conscientiousness
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Non-dwelling and Conscientiousness

There seem to be two different ways to live life, and two different ways to approach dharma practice. In the first way, which I'll go along with fuki in calling "non-dwelling," there is no effort, no plans, no forceful action. One just "goes with the flow" or "lets go and lets God" or basically just...
by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 337
Views: 14222

Re: photographs you have made.

"Always, always, he sleeps in ease: the brahman totally unbound, who doesn't adhere to sensual pleasures, who's without acquisitions & cooled. Having cut all ties & subdued fear in the heart, calmed, he sleeps in ease, having reached peace of awareness." https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/a...
by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1437

Re: Dear Members

If Joe were deleted from the forum, I doubt I'd participate any longer.
by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 98
Views: 776

Re: Off Topic

Oh no, once things are "on" I'm a beast (depending on what level of beast mode the girl in question is up for) ;) Haha, I'm sure you're a regular James Bond in bed, but no that's not what I was talking about anymore. I was talking about living without pre-meditation, utterly surrendered to nature t...
by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 98
Views: 776

Re: Off Topic

Ah, so you don't ever do anything? Just let the rollercoaster coast?

I've tried this, but it gets tricky when decisions need to be, or habitually seem to be, made. Not that tricky though.
by Mason
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 98
Views: 776

Re: Off Topic

You have sex without desire? How does it feel?
by Mason
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1437

Re: Dear Members

We must all appear quite confused and lost - even the best of us. Thankfully such teachers have a remarkable compassion and tolerance for our bullshit Zen-pretending. The way I see it, there is no error in appearances other then our grasping, hence when (the discriminating) mind comes into being th...
by Mason
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1437

Re: Dear Members

How is the cost too great? If Meido and Guo Gu stop posting here, that would be a great loss for the forum. Any teacher who wanted to post and participate here could easily, simply do so anonymously and no one would have to have any preconceptions as to whether or not true teachers are here watchin...
by Mason
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 337
Views: 14222

Re: photographs you have made.

The house I'm renting in at the moment has a meditation room. There's a Theravada nun around the way that comes here to hold short retreats.
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by Mason
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1437

Re: Dear Members

I don't think any student in their right mind would want to be deprived of the insight and (online) embodiment of Meido or Guo Gu. Personally, I think the forum would be much better if only Meido and Guo Gu were allowed to post. Yes, it's a little (or, a lottle) embarrassing to attempt discussions a...
by Mason
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: POEMS
Replies: 17
Views: 140

Re: POEMS

As the train moves by, far, far away,
I see a moth trapped in the sunlight.
It is the evening and winter of his world,
though it be the ceaseless Spring in mine.
An explosion of life, death, spring, winter -
All is trapped in the spider's web,
As the moth begins his journey.
by Mason
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Jinen Nakai Roshi
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Jinen Nakai Roshi

by Mason
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joe is a Funny Person
Replies: 45
Views: 891

Re: Joe is a Funny Person

I actually didn't intend to post this in Beginner's Space; I was just being heedless (headless?). Sorry about that. I hope no one is confusing my idiotic rambling with actual Dharma.
by Mason
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: I am zazen
Replies: 20
Views: 775

Re: I am zazen

Nope. You have Right View down to some extent but Zazen Samadhi is the culmination of the path. Lots of work to do!
by Mason
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joe is a Funny Person
Replies: 45
Views: 891

Joe is a Funny Person

That is all. :112: