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by avisitor
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: Zen as Embodiment
Replies: 18
Views: 1995

Re: Zen as Embodiment

Unfortunately my teacher died and then I lost touch with that sangha, which wasn't anywhere near to where I live. However, I still remember my teacher's instructions and continue to practice. Stay safe & well. ~ Crystal. _/|\_ . Am sorry for your lost. It is difficult to walk a straight line in the...
by avisitor
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: A hypothesis
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: A hypothesis

Until there is nothing: open heart, open mind, open hands- And seizures! 😊 Seizures have a connotation of being something bad Uncontrolled and destructive, have seen its effects When holding the person, they are lost in the shakes, bladder control and such lost Having to put a stick inside the pers...
by avisitor
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: A hypothesis
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: A hypothesis

Avisitor wrote: You present the hypothesis only because you have a belief in it How the hell would you know about what I believe in? How the hell would one know if you told a lie? And yet, the FBI and CIA train their agents to do this. If there was no belief in it and no interest then you would not...
by avisitor
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: A hypothesis
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: A hypothesis

p22 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:18 am
How much of itself does the elephant see?
And this is where metaphors and similes and comparisons break down
Carrying things to the smallest detail
by avisitor
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: A hypothesis
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: A hypothesis

Belief have everything to do with it. If you did not believe then why would you export your thoughts and ideas about it? On whatever scale you want to put it on, you do believe. Call it a hypothesis if you want. It does not change the facts. Wrong - totally wrong Its a hypothesis - an idea that is ...
by avisitor
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: A hypothesis
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: A hypothesis

Whatever Michaeljc proposes is fine for him Its a hypothesis. Belief has nothing to to do with it Belief have everything to do with it. If you did not believe then why would you export your thoughts and ideas about it? On whatever scale you want to put it on, you do believe. Call it a hypothesis if...
by avisitor
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: A hypothesis
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: A hypothesis

What one believes to be true .. is true for them You can call that faith if you want. Lions and the Christians ... they put their lives on the line for what they believe to be true. What one teaches and can be verified by those who learn .. is true for those who teach and learn The scientific method...
by avisitor
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: A hypothesis
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: A hypothesis

Of course, that is always a possibility. And yet, the insights of researchers such as brain researcher, and long time Zen practitioner, Dr. Susan Blackmore also have to be taken into consideration. In a New Scientist article in 2000, she again wrote of this: It was just over thirty years ago that I...
by avisitor
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: A hypothesis
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: A hypothesis

It is common to believe whatever chemical or neurological action that happens to the brain will also affect one's consciousness And while it may be true for most people, there are some who can experience another plane of existence which have nothing to do with the body. Some called it out of body ex...
by avisitor
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: A hypothesis
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: A hypothesis

michaeljc wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:25 pm
The practice is only about posture and time on the cushion which has markedly different effects on different persons.
The effects are the same. Change.
However, like two persons looking through eyes,
They may see the same things but notice different things
It is a matter of perception.
by avisitor
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: The Bigotry against Soto Zen at DharmaWheel
Replies: 37
Views: 4687

Re: The Bigotry against Soto Zen at DharmaWheel

Good point. Soto, Rinzai, it will out last all of us. Why would it? Anicca ... impermanence. Some argue that they are now only shadows of what they once were. Why would it not? The view point of impermanence is fine But, please remember that ideas can last longer than a single life span And Buddhis...
by avisitor
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: A hypothesis
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: A hypothesis

A person very dear to me started to have strange boughts of sudden mood and behaviour change about 4 years ago. Doctors diagnosed PTSD. I was not satisfied and embarked on a long journey of research that is still progressing. I am sorry for your troubles And wish your loved one gets better My fathe...
by avisitor
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: The Bigotry against Soto Zen at DharmaWheel
Replies: 37
Views: 4687

Re: The Bigotry against Soto Zen at DharmaWheel

Good point.
Soto, Rinzai, it will out last all of us.
by avisitor
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: The Bigotry against Soto Zen at DharmaWheel
Replies: 37
Views: 4687

Re: The Bigotry against Soto Zen at DharmaWheel

jundocohen wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:16 am
For what it helps, and it sure can't hurt, I will be sitting Zazen and offering Metta for dad.

Gassho, Jundo
Thank you.

Crystal wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:34 am
Also sending metta to avisitor's dad, may he be safe & well.

:namaste:
Thank you.

I appreciate all the love.
by avisitor
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: The Bigotry against Soto Zen at DharmaWheel
Replies: 37
Views: 4687

Re: The Bigotry against Soto Zen at DharmaWheel

Avi, that may be true- Posting here may not change anything there- But by discussing it openly people at the very least can read what's been written at the other site and then decide for themselves if bias is occurring- It most definitely occurred on this site- 😊 Agreed. :106: People will use all s...
by avisitor
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: Ten Precepts
Replies: 99
Views: 22664

Re: Ten Precepts

You sure about them chickens? Homesteading Basics: Cannibalism In Chickens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTEi057D0go Well, I never waited for any long length of time when I saw a dead chicken in the pen. Just more sanitary to get rid of the dead bird when spotted. And the other birds would leave ...
by avisitor
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: Zen as Embodiment
Replies: 18
Views: 1995

Re: Zen as Embodiment

jundocohen wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:19 am
Many in the Japanese temples can be "one size fits all" posture fascists.

Gassho, J
Sort of like "Do Shikantaza my way or it is not really Shikantaza"???
by avisitor
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: Reader on Shikantaza
Replies: 15
Views: 3806

Re: Reader on Shikantaza

Sorry for the side track,... The story of the Buddha's enlightenment was told to me as At the end of years of other practices, he sat under the Bodhi tree. Determined not to get up unless he experience the answer to life's suffering. Of course, my version will probably be different than others. So, ...
by avisitor
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: Zen as Embodiment
Replies: 18
Views: 1995

Re: Zen as Embodiment

In the Japanese Zendo, there is a man who walks among those sitting. He watches as the posture of sitters begin to show signs of fatigue. Then he uses his Keisaku or Kyosaku to tap the shoulder of those who show the signs. Then, he gives them a wack on each shoulder. This is done as encouragement to...
by avisitor
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: fuki's place
Topic: The Bigotry against Soto Zen at DharmaWheel
Replies: 37
Views: 4687

Re: The Bigotry against Soto Zen at DharmaWheel

Often the censorship at these forums are at the hands of the owners wanting to put forth their beliefs. And speaking out usually gets one banned or deleted. Since it is their forum, you must allow for such things. However, it is my belief that such censorship denies the truth of the world And so th...