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by [james]
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Wabi-Sabi

On the initial question of yours about GLUE, one has to wonder. Is glue inimical to Wabi-Sabi? Are stitches of thread inimical to Wabi-Sabi? Are rivets in old metal inimical to Wabi-Sabi? Do these invalidate Wabi-Sabi, as Wabi-Sabi? If so, why? If not, why not? And, if so and if why not, then, well...
by [james]
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wabi-Sabi
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Wabi-Sabi

It looks to me that there is glue in that joint. It seems to be held tighter than the wire stitching alone would permit without chipping the drilled holes. In my expert opinion :wool: , if glue has indeed been used, then, no, it is not wabi-sabi. An inside view, if possible, of the stitching would b...
by [james]
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 60
Views: 1092

Re: Calming the Mind

Hmmm? A negativity because I picked a lower one if this forum had limits? Can a too logical person not make out the image? This type of modern mindset to find something wrong with anything is a large judgemental viewpoint on akin to suron in the lord of the rings that smacks highly of societies iss...
by [james]
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 60
Views: 1092

Re: Calming the Mind

Can an awakened being see a low resolution image of that natural wonder?
by [james]
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Sodō Yokoyama (1907 - 1980)
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Sodō Yokoyama (1907 - 1980)

51328A0D-D763-4177-A93A-D148DE3AE81A.jpeg http://thezenuniverse.org/distracted-thoughts-sodo-yokoyama Distracting Thoughts All you have to do is decide that wherever you are is the best place there is. Once you start comparing one place to another, there’s no end to it. My teacher, the late Sawaki ...
by [james]
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1760

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. It is confusing. Best answer I've heard so far from a dharma friend: "No distance." Desire is not a precarious guide if one will be truly welcoming of ...
by [james]
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:03 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?

How can one instantly see Buddha nature if one drops the discriminating mind??? Stop using the thinking mind???? See Buddha nature?? What is this thing called enlightenment that one looks for or want to experience? Does one somehow look out and know the world is different but the same? Always talki...
by [james]
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Who sent me this?
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Who sent me this?

Great Sage EofH wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:09 pm
Great Sage EofH wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:52 am
https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Secret ... e-Mind.pdf

It's a great read, they say he's like the Bodhidharma of Korean Seon
Did anyone else notice he calls zazen "calming and insight" besides me?
Take a look here ...

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=397&p=9711#p9711
by [james]
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Who sent me this?
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Who sent me this?

Larry wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:25 am
What does your teaser, "Who sent me this?", actually mean?
He sent it to himself in a previous life.
by [james]
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 76
Views: 960

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

Crystal wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Sorry folks, just being honest!
Honesty is nothing to be sorry about.
If I say that honesty and expressing an opinion are not necessarily the same thing, am I just being honest?
by [james]
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 76
Views: 960

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

... a Watts quote, which I value, to the effect that the outline of an object is the inline of its background. What does it mean? In reality, there is no outline, background, foreground. Which would indicate no object, no subject. All mind made perhaps? I’m very curious about the “Form is emptiness...
by [james]
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 76
Views: 960

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

... the intellect can very easily masquerade itself to emulate attainment. I wonder if that's all the majority of teachers in the West actually do. Why do you wonder that? Zen, as taught “in the West”, would be a sham if such were the case. Is this what you are suggesting, or something else? Perhap...
by [james]
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: It’s a dog eat dog world out there ...
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: It’s a dog eat dog world out there ...

Larry wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:48 am
[james] wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:58 am
somewhere in my spirit, I am considering the degree of my nativité.
The degree of your birth? I'm lost :sad:
(Thanks. Corrected.)
by [james]
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: It’s a dog eat dog world out there ...
Replies: 11
Views: 201

It’s a dog eat dog world out there ...

Is it actually a “dog eat dog” world out there? In my own life it doesn’t seem so but, somewhere in my spirit, I am considering the degree of my naiveté. Here are a couple of apropos videos, I think. SwNdyK8fYCY This second is possibly the most beautiful and stunning Buddhist and Zen film I have yet...
by [james]
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 60
Views: 2592

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Yes, mindfulness meditation all about Anapanasati Sutta, or the Mahayana Agama equivalent. Is there a Mahayana equivalent? I’d never thought so. Would be interested to know more about it. Usually if they say Insight or Vipasana, they mean based on Satipatanna Sutta practice. The Webu Sayadaw said t...
by [james]
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 138
Views: 2702

Re: Off Topic

Fine observations, Spike.
Thanks.
Please do keep us posted.
by [james]
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: on the arising of stress
Replies: 32
Views: 866

Re: on the arising of stress

Kanji wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:33 am
Crystal wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Image

Wheeeeee!
Is he flying or gliding? :106:
Plummeting, I would say.

How about this bunch?
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by [james]
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1760

Re: Where is Joe?

Could be that’s why he got rid of them.
by [james]
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 102
Views: 1760

Re: Where is Joe?

Great Sage EofH wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:48 am
Is it true Bodhidharma lost the ability to walk from too much sitting?

:shock:
Time can do that to a body if the yogi permits it.
I find myself more concerned about the state of his eyeballs.
by [james]
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Joan Amaral
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Joan Amaral

Myozen Joan Amaral ... brief bio here:

https://zencenternorthshore.org/founder ... ng-teacher

I’m happy to find this video again on YouTube, Joan Amaral responding to Rick’s questions about sitting posture and the pain that may arise while sitting.