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by [james]
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: What is called ignorance?
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: What is called ignorance?

Why do people see in themselves the possibility of ignorance, I wonder. Can a bee or a horse or a bonobo be ignorant? I would say that there is no ignorance outside of the word itself and the concepts we attach to that word. What are we ignoring? Do we live much of our lives in a mode of “ignoring”?
by [james]
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ordinary Buddha by Thich Nhat Hanh
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Ordinary Buddha by Thich Nhat Hanh

fuki wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:21 pm
... and stuff.
That’s the best
by [james]
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From Kaya
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: From Kaya

Good to meet you here, Kaya.
Thanks for jumping in.
by [james]
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 275
Views: 7044

Re: Music

Here is a tune you might enjoy Enver ...

by [james]
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ordinary Buddha by Thich Nhat Hanh
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Ordinary Buddha by Thich Nhat Hanh

fuki wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:39 pm
guo gu wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:20 am


this is the correct view
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My lip reading skills are not to be depended upon but it looks to me that he is saying “Better not do tha...”.
by [james]
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 42
Views: 951

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

Why “fortunately”?
by [james]
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 48
Views: 1274

Re: JOKES

Aka spike wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Tried to take referenced post down in response to worries regarding potential virus, but too late to edit. Didn't experience any problems myself, but I want to be careful!
Thanks Aka.
by [james]
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 48
Views: 1274

Re: JOKES

Okay, nothing to do with Spike’s post ... I was thinking virus thoughts.
by [james]
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: JOKES
Replies: 48
Views: 1274

Re: JOKES

Since opening Spike’s post, above, I have been getting the same “500 Internal Servor Error” whenever I try to open a YouTube video.

Anyone else experiencing this?
by [james]
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Best Shikantaza Ever
Replies: 18
Views: 516

Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

I don't see how you can practice with any koan (that includes shikantaza, by the way) without the intensity that Kyogen asks of us with his man up a tree. I have never previously looked at shikantaza as a koan and so the quote from Larry Christensen was agreeably startling. Certainly, shikantaza ha...
by [james]
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Best Shikantaza Ever
Replies: 18
Views: 516

Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

But now that you’re here, how about taking a look at this fine selection, by Norman Fischer, of appreciations of what is called by some “Shikantaza”. Correction: The compilation linked to above is not by Norman Fischer but, rather, by Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler. You may read more by and about him a...
by [james]
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Best Shikantaza Ever
Replies: 18
Views: 516

Best Shikantaza Ever

Ha ha ... click bait. Sorry (not really). But now that you’re here, how about taking a look at this fine selection, by Norman Fischer, of appreciations of what is called by some “Shikantaza”. http://shoresofzen.com/index_htm_files/DefinitionsOfShikantaza.pdf Here is a good one: “In Barry Magid's e-m...
by [james]
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Differing views of shikantaza
Replies: 76
Views: 2412

Re: Differing views of shikantaza

Shikantaza?
by [james]
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Differing views of shikantaza
Replies: 76
Views: 2412

Re: Differing views of shikantaza

Aside from any Jundo/Dosho discussion, i personally would also love to see discussion RE any other viewpoints, however similar or different. Some here may find this interesting and useful: http://www.theravadin.org/2015/09/05/zhiyi-and-bodhidharma/ Zhiyi and Bodhidharma September 5, 2015 There is a...
by [james]
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is there not a “truth”?
Replies: 37
Views: 738

Re: Is there not a “truth”?

Thank you Pablo.
by [james]
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is there not a “truth”?
Replies: 37
Views: 738

Re: Is there not a “truth”?

Uhh ... okay. Maybe my inner pedant has run amok.
Sorry about that.
by [james]
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is there not a “truth”?
Replies: 37
Views: 738

Re: Is there not a “truth”?

bukowski wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:40 pm
One of the problems I have found with the truth is that I have changed my mind about what is the truth so many times in my life.
How is this a problem with the truth? The “problem” is the truth.
by [james]
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is there not a “truth”?
Replies: 37
Views: 738

Re: Is there not a “truth”?

Maybe I should have said nothing instead. “I have nothing to say/and I am saying it/and that is poetry/as I need it”: John Cage, Lecture on Nothing, 1949. “Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism and the Inner Life of Artists” by Kay Larson. Reviewed by Maria Popova. https://www.brainpicking...
by [james]
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is there not a “truth”?
Replies: 37
Views: 738

Re: Is there not a “truth”?

Hey James, Thanks for the song, I didn't know it :) Could you elaborate on what you wanted to point out with it? I have a couple of guesses, but I think it would be easier if we talk directly about it. I realize I may have come off as an asshole with my reply. Sorry if my words offended you in any ...
by [james]
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is there not a “truth”?
Replies: 37
Views: 738

Re: Is there not a “truth”?

hiya, james, hiya, Joe, You might or might not go wrong, then, because in so doing, you're making your own truth. “Be a light unto yourself; betake yourselves to no external refuge. Hold fast to the Truth. Look not for refuge to anyone besides yourselves.” Best is to practice correctly and sufficie...