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by [james]
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Entry into Emptiness
Replies: 19
Views: 142

Re: Entry into Emptiness

Falling into emptiness or abiding in any state is one danger wise advice would help us avoid. "Therefore, Ananda, you should train yourselves: 'We will enter & remain in the emptiness that is pure, superior, & unsurpassed.” What do you refer to, Caodemarte, with “falling into emptiness”? I know tha...
by [james]
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Entry into Emptiness
Replies: 19
Views: 142

Re: Entry into Emptiness

loves' the unjust wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:38 pm
The whole world is suffering. Emptiness is the cure teaching.
The whole world has always been suffering.
Emptiness has always been “pure, superior & unsurpassed”.
Where is the cure?
by [james]
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Entry into Emptiness
Replies: 19
Views: 142

Entry into Emptiness

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.121.than.html#fn-1 I enjoy and appreciate the relentless inevitability of this sutta’s structure. I insist that I patiently read and absorb the repetitive phrasing, savoring my boredom and desire that it quickly “get to the point”. But, read slowly, lik...
by [james]
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 459
Views: 19361

Re: Music

Léo Ferré, “Avec le Temps”

by [james]
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: 山端 (大道) 法玄 Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935-)
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: 山端 (大道) 法玄 Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935-)

https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/TheOtherShore.pdf
I am greatly enjoying this collection of his sayings, every page (just about) a flower of zen.
by [james]
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1997

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

Spike wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:37 am
Here, you can only speak for yourself.
Here?
Where is here?
There is no here.
by [james]
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1997

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

The proposer of the koan, adopting a persona, who describes this hypothetical example to the student. A compassionate teacher. Oh, I thought it was for real. Well it turns out he never answered that dubious question and his interrogator gave up and went away. His distant descendant, interviewed her...
by [james]
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1997

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

What benefit comes from throwing a Koan at people? It is neither theirs to wrestle nor theirs to answer And where is the other end? No teacher? Oh come on ... if not a wrestle how about a wee tussle and tumble. Go ahead, give it a squeeze. However it came your way ... thrown, given, stumbled upon ....
by [james]
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1997

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

What is the choice? There is no choice, because if you choose, you die. Just do zazen! Until death arrives there is always choice, whether or not you take it up. Falling to death ... do I hit the ground with mind and senses open, experiencing to the last moment? Do I try to be in some kind of wishf...
by [james]
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1997

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

Watch out below! “Watch out below”, he answered the fool (if you answer it) question and plummeted, or “Watch out below”, he clung for dear life (and continued to live the magnificent life experience for however long) till the inevitable necessity arrived and he plummeted. Does the koan have a poin...
by [james]
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 1997

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

A monk asked Tosu, “Is there a dragon howl in a dead tree?” Tosu said, “I say there’s a lion roar in a skull. ” “When we do zazen, it’s like fishing for the moon and tilling the clouds. The mind grows vast, everying becomes calm, and we become intimate with ourselves.” Taisen Deshimaru ... differen...
by [james]
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 94
Views: 2022

Re: Zen Practice

loves' the unjust wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:03 pm
I believe I've learn the practice

technically
How so? What is the technique of your zen practice?
by [james]
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 94
Views: 2022

Re: Zen Practice

loves' the unjust wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:30 am
About the Zen Practice:


Do we aware of nothing?

or

do we aware of everything?


Could you decide pls..
I’ve decided that it is not a matter of all or nothing.
by [james]
Tue May 28, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 94
Views: 2022

Re: Zen Practice

... i will just add few things. No mind is our true nature or original nature, when we awaken or realize "it", one does not lose her/his abilities, skills, knowledge, experiences, memories which one had before, one is still able to think, plan, analyze, reflect when needed, but without the self gra...
by [james]
Tue May 28, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 94
Views: 2022

Re: Zen Practice

I think the more important thing is to be able to get the taste of one drop of practice. Excerpt from “Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind” by Shunryu Suzuki: MISTAKES IN PRACTICE "It is when your practice is rather greedy that you become discouraged with it. So you should be grateful that you have a sign or...
by [james]
Tue May 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 94
Views: 2022

Re: Zen Practice

loves' the unjust wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:58 pm
I'll try to begin some some (whenever it comes to my mind)

Let's see where the time take.
Where has 15 years taken you?
Are you ok with another 15 years of “ let’s see where the time take”?
by [james]
Sun May 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 94
Views: 2022

Re: Zen Practice

OK.Here's another good question (for me) Should I start the practice as a whole I mean in a perfect looking by my whole force, capacity, potential and power with 7/24 or as laying down the time and as it happens little little and begin with some some as it comes and goes without any force? thanks n...
by [james]
Sun May 26, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: YouTube Embed Usage
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: YouTube Embed Usage

I have forgotten how to post a video here - which was more complicated than just clicking on "youtube" and inserting the url. Could someone give me the details again, please? _/|\_ 1: select and copy relevant segment of video URL 2: click on “YouTube” in the Zenspace reply/post page 3: paste copied...
by [james]
Fri May 24, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Email
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Email

loves' the unjust wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:26 pm
joke.
What is an email joke?
by [james]
Mon May 20, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: It’s a dog eat dog world out there ...
Replies: 25
Views: 735

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

You stated that she has been put in such a position and it’s not natural. These are thoughts. What do you mean? The state of our planet by human activity (the 3 poisons) do you consider it natural? That a child is put in such a position and being used by a myriad of groups and anti-groups to presen...