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by [james]
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Zen?
Replies: 35
Views: 1428

Re: What is Zen?

Spike wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:09 pm
loves' the unjust wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:26 pm
Whether if you look from right or left..

[][][] thus is zen
The three pillars of zen: teaching, practice and enlightenment.
:560:
by [james]
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: KENSHO. Your experience, your thoughts..?
Replies: 50
Views: 1137

Re: KENSHO. Your experience, your thoughts..?

having thought about your words, karmically, i do not agree. shikantaza is a smile when one begins, and a deep samadhi when practised long. I don’t see disagreement ... yet. If, when, the smile and samadhi are long gone, where is shikantaza? Exactly now, no difference. Once seen, it gently absorbs ...
by [james]
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: a question
Replies: 30
Views: 337

Re: a question

bokki wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:41 pm
....
but i dont keep plants.
now im forced to water hers.
....
Maybe they are going to adopt you.
Would you refuse?
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You don’t keep plants yet now you do.
What is forcing you? The plants?
by [james]
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: a question
Replies: 30
Views: 337

Re: a question

bokki wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:38 pm
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or else, they are going to die of thirst.
I hope there is plenty of light in the hallway.
bokki wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:38 pm
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and gonna ask her, once she returns.
I hope you have a terrace.
by [james]
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Case 3 Gutei Raises a Finger 三 倶胝堅指 倶胝和尚、凡有詰問、唯擧一指。 Whenever Gutei Oshõ was asked about Zen, he
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Case 3 Gutei Raises a Finger 三 倶胝堅指 倶胝和尚、凡有詰問、唯擧一指。 Whenever Gutei Oshõ was asked about Zen,

the only point i wanted to make, and i know its bickering, is Gutei passing into eternal Nirvana. so, i ask, how come, bodhisattva? Like he still has a choice in the matter. Time’s up when the time is up. Karma maybe I’m thinking a bodhisattva has to know when to throw a wrench into the works other...
by [james]
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 380
Views: 17320

Re: JOKES

Spike wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:56 pm
Hey [james], everything ok?
No, of course not ... pure existence.
by [james]
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: How you create no karma?
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: How you create no karma?

spike: "In samadhi state, no karma." i would like to hear how did you reach that opinion, do you have a karma meter to measure the amount of karma? or you are just eyeballing it? In samadhi state, absolute samadhi, pure existence, what is there to create karma? Whoa-ho ... pure existence? My karma ...
by [james]
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: How you create no karma?
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: How you create no karma?

We already know buddhas don't create karma.or don't be affected from karma. Because they are free and have no karmic ties that bind them. As far as i know, in practice when you connect or talk with an enlightened they become a mirror right in front of you there in which you see yourself only Since ...
by [james]
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 552
Views: 29474

Re: Music

Speaking of Mara ...


by [james]
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Good Karma, Bad Karma ... Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 209

Re: Good Karma, Bad Karma ... Really?

This will create good karma. Is there anything to be said, in your opinion, for not creating karma at all? How might that unfold as one’s life? This is after all the fundamental basis of Buddhist practice. on the other hand To fight against devil is enough for one for the practice! this is just my ...
by [james]
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Good Karma, Bad Karma ... Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 209

Good Karma, Bad Karma ... Really?

Recent posts have referred to good, bad, evil, twisted karma.
Doesn’t characterizing karma in this way contribute to the creation of new karma?
How does a student of Zen endeavor to understand and work with karma?
by [james]
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Repentance Practices
Replies: 91
Views: 4444

Re: Repentance Practices

Just reading this last post above. It's hard to separate repentance and purification. Can we ever get beyond the judeo-christian ideology The needs and longings for repentance, atonement, forgiveness and purification are inherent in human culture and have always been well beyond judeo-christian ide...
by [james]
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Repentance Practices
Replies: 91
Views: 4444

Re: Repentance Practices

THE REPENTANCE GATHA All evil actions committed by me since time immemorial, stemming from greed, anger, and delusion, arising from body, speech and mind, I now repent having committed. From Dai Bosatsu Mountain Monastery: "Purification: All the evil karma ever created by me since of old, On accoun...
by [james]
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Repentance Practices
Replies: 91
Views: 4444

Re: Repentance Practices

All the good karma ever created by me since of old, On account of my beginningless sharing, love, and knowledge, Born of my body, mouth, thought and the universe, I now confess openly and fully. All the good karma ever created by me since of old, On account of my beginningless sharing, love, and kn...
by [james]
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weather
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Weather

Spike wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:26 am
Sorry to hear of the wildfires in Victoria. The news rerported up to half a billion animal lives lost on the continent. Such an unimaginable tragedy.
Humans directly consume and destroy more than that every day.
It is no longer weather, it’s anthropogenic climate change.
by [james]
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: members we like to hear from...
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: members we like to hear from...

bokki wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:48 pm
:oops:
you know i'm a bum, right?
Sir Bum.
Yes, of course.
:hatsoff:
by [james]
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: members we like to hear from...
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: members we like to hear from...

bokki wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:48 am
i must say, thank you james.
your email prompted me to apply for zs membership, again.
thnx James.
You are very welcome good sir!
by [james]
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: members we like to hear from...
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: members we like to hear from...

Yes, Teresa ... partofit22, if memory serves.
I wouldn’t mind hearing from TigerDuck again as well. TigerDuck, please get in touch.
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by [james]
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist chants and mantras
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Buddhist chants and mantras

HEART SUTRA

by [james]
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not Equanimity
Replies: 72
Views: 755

Re: Not Equanimity

loves' the unjust wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:56 pm
Spike wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:37 pm
loves' the unjust wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:18 pm
don't live too fast
here means live in this way
in the long run
live "in the long run" . . . sounds like the exact opposite of live "in the present moment", is that correct?
no, "not too fast"!
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