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by [james]
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: confirmation

—— A person needs some guidance to understand what one experiences. —— He just said to ignore it and keep practicing. —— A person doesn't know what he doesn't know And someone who knows can certainly help Isn’t a fundamental aspect of practice the cultivation and recognition of not knowing ... that...
by [james]
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 39
Views: 260

Re: Fruit Flies

Animals generally move out of the animal realm when their previous bad karma is exhausted, which is a very rare occurrence. Why do you say that it is a very rare occurrence? It is somewhat absurd to attach a timeline to this. How many kalpas and aeons have any of us been wandering through the six r...
by [james]
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 39
Views: 260

Re: Fruit Flies

Seeker242 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:19 pm

... and when it comes to practicing the dharma, human opportunity far surpasses them all, except for maybe the Pure Land rebirth.
That reminds me to make an addendum to my DNR card: No Pure Land rebirth dharanis to be recited over my dead or dying body.
by [james]
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 39
Views: 260

Re: Fruit Flies

Except for maybe one other, No one else here would be a soldier. No one else here would swat a mosquito off their kid. (No one else here has a DNR.) No worries. I will do all these "counter measures" for you. No I would not be a soldier. It’s madness. (may be a good thread topic) If the kid is unab...
by [james]
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 39
Views: 260

Re: Fruit Flies

I think all beings have the ability to practice the dharma hence the injunction against killing beings. I don't think that's the reason for the injunction against killing beings. Too simple, straightforward, obvious? Beings move throughout the six realms continuously, propelled by the creation and/...
by [james]
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 39
Views: 260

Re: Fruit Flies

I still have no success telling my cats not to kill moths/night-butterflies, they know birds are not food but they go beserk when a moth enters the house, I can catch 90% of them but sometimes they're just to quick. One of the drawbacks of being born in the animal realm, the inability to practice t...
by [james]
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Koun Franz (19?? - not dead yet)
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Koun Franz (19?? - not dead yet)

Part 1 of a series of talks about Keizan Jokin’s “Notes on What To Be Aware of in Zazen” (Zazen Yōjinki) given at Zen Nova Scotia ... “ a text I feel an impulse to uphold—not just because it’s so good but because it’s so rarely part of the dialogue around what zazen is (or isn’t).” (koun) https://ny...
by [james]
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 39
Views: 260

Re: Fruit Flies

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/how-get-rid-fruit-flies#1 "Why Fruit Flies Are a Health Risk Research shows that fruit flies can transfer germs from a dirty surface onto a clean one. Some of the bacteria they may carry include salmonella, E. coli, and listeria. These three germs each cause food ...
by [james]
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 39
Views: 260

Re: Fruit Flies

Seeker242 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:54 am

Killing them is the opposite of how to practice Buddhism. :)
Yes, I agree.
Spike, who is also practicing Buddhism, might not agree.
Is there a line in the sand somewhere ... practicing this side, not practicing that side?
by [james]
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 39
Views: 260

Re: Fruit Flies

F***ing kill 'em. You'd have to go through me first :twisted: (well in my home that is) How would you prevent him? As for here, the flies are mostly gone from the house. I caught most of them in the countertop trimmings container which I left open for a while and on which I placed a soft covering a...
by [james]
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: The practice of Zazen
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: The practice of Zazen

avisitor wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Maybe I just jumped into the deep end of the pool and am over my head??
Even the shallow end can be deep.
Reminds me of Kōbun Chino Roshi who died with his young daughter as she was drowning in a shallow pool.

http://www.floatingzendo.org/lineage/
by [james]
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 39
Views: 260

Re: Fruit Flies

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/how-get-rid-fruit-flies#1 "Why Fruit Flies Are a Health Risk Research shows that fruit flies can transfer germs from a dirty surface onto a clean one. Some of the bacteria they may carry include salmonella, E. coli, and listeria. These three germs each cause food ...
by [james]
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 39
Views: 260

Fruit Flies

I left some grapes and the countertop compost container improperly covered and now have a healthy community of fruit flies. I know that they have very short lives and a rapid rate of reproduction and that this group is probably a multigenerational family ... “children”, “parents”, “grand-parents” at...
by [james]
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 645

Re: grace

How unmusical. Dunno where you get that stuff from. But if you do those things, the universe may find it in herself to forgive you. I hope so, for one. I would call this a graceful deflection of the speculative content of Spike’s well crafted post. I enjoy the push and pull of Spike and Joe’s “conv...
by [james]
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 645

Re: grace

Grace flows uninterrupted after being "touched by the guru" though the teacher doesn't always have to be in the human form. Then One's Faith is unshaken and the deepest stillness remains. “Uninterrupted” is without after or before, as I understand it ... Are you stating that the flow of grace is ne...
by [james]
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 645

Re: grace

Seeker242 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:04 am
How about this: Grace, or gift, yourself with the opportunity for the accident to occur. :)
How do you do that?
by [james]
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 645

Re: grace

So I can relax about it not happening. You (general you, include yourself if appropriate) can relax about it not happening. You can also relax about it happening. In either case though, will you? We are drawn into Buddhism, mostly, because we think, feel, sense, worry that something is amiss and ar...
by [james]
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Beginner Question

loves' the unjust wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:51 pm
What i mean by "Missing Life" is to die.and gone.
How is that a problem?
you know to be forgetting about it.
(in the future)
You’re worried about the future?

???
by [james]
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Beginner Question

otherwise the life is short.and sad but there will always be a possibility of missing life. and i won't do that. As long as you are alive there is no possibility of missing life. One may feel that one is missing the life desired and is somehow burdened by the life experience as it is. Is this what ...
by [james]
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Beginner Question

loves' the unjust wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:02 pm
Each of us has something hang out in our minds ...

When will we be free?
We will begin to be free as we stop being afraid.