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by KeithA
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Leaving a teacher (wondering what the experienced practitioners have done/learned)
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Leaving a teacher (wondering what the experienced practitioners have done/learned)

Hi Laysitter, Please just walk away. Run, if you must. There is an old Zen saw that goes “ if you enter (the temple) you will be welcomed. If you leave, you will not be followed.” It’s nobody’s business whether you stay or move on. You don’t owe anyone an explanation of any kind. The situation you a...
by KeithA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Edward Espe Brown (b. March 24, 1945)
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Edward Espe Brown (b. March 24, 1945)

Keith, I'm not sure the internet has anything to do with this except that the whole issue became transparent. There is nothing left in the closet. The overreaction did not happen on the internet, it was the turn of events on the ground. I know many of these folks, face to face. not on the internet....
by KeithA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Edward Espe Brown (b. March 24, 1945)
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Edward Espe Brown (b. March 24, 1945)

Yes, I read and listened to all the publicly available material at the time of the ‘incident’. Like you, I think the SFZC overreacted. I haven’t reviewed the materials since that time in October, 2018, but as I recall the person who reported their concern about a remark of Ed’s, also expressly said...
by KeithA
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 95
Views: 688

Re: Off Topic

This is easily my favorite thread on ZS. :106:
by KeithA
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 12
Views: 176

Re: Apologies

Not sure what is being apologized about, El G! Things change and nothing is permanent. This was a bit of an "out of left field" move for me, as well. Who knows where it will go. But Clyde is a sensible man, and I am sure he will evaluate things as they go along. In the end, unless I am mistaken, the...
by KeithA
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1342

Re: Dear Members

An interesting, and dare I say, bold initiative. :112: I don't know where it will lead, but I do know the concept of a Zen forum has been an abysmal failure at every attempt. The teacher/student thing is really central to Zen Buddhism. In fact, if there is no teacher/student relationship, then it i...
by KeithA
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1342

Re: Dear Members

An interesting, and dare I say, bold initiative. :112: I don't know where it will lead, but I do know the concept of a Zen forum has been an abysmal failure at every attempt. The teacher/student thing is really central to Zen Buddhism. In fact, if there is no teacher/student relationship, then it is...
by KeithA
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Prejudice
Replies: 22
Views: 582

Re: Prejudice

Hello friends, where does (our) prejudice (s) come from? i've personally much prejudice.about persons.or on events. i know and can see that everything has a different color or shapes which it come off. so nothing is much different.does seeing this in this matter bring compassion?how can i overcome ...
by KeithA
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: The Search for the Bull
Replies: 31
Views: 432

Re: The Search for the Bull

"Comment: The bull never has been lost. What need is there to search?"

With these words, the Dharma flourishes.
by KeithA
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Zen?
Replies: 17
Views: 357

Re: What is Zen?

Enver M. wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:18 pm
NEXT LEVEL

Is

Zen
With these words, the Dharma is slandered.
by KeithA
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Ultimate Goal
Replies: 34
Views: 752

Re: Ultimate Goal

Enver M. wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:27 pm
What is your ultimate goal?
May all beings be content.
by KeithA
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The new "larry"
Replies: 21
Views: 391

Re: The new "larry"

Larry wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:31 pm
All I want for Xmas is the old non-itchy Larry back & the old non-itchy Larry front :D
Dae Ja, Dae Bi

Great Love, Great Compassion to you, my friend.

I hope you feel better soon.

Much love,
Keith
by KeithA
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Zen Space gets a new owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Zen Space gets a new owner!

Good luck and much love to you Clyde!

Keith
by KeithA
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Polishing tiles
Replies: 29
Views: 934

Re: Polishing tiles

As in Master Dae Kwang said in Keith's post: and also the talk by ZM Dae Kwang here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVSia2_eI2U There is no good or a bad answer to a koan. There is no God or philosophy in Zen. But There is just "Now". Oh, there is a good and bad answer! I have endured enough head ...
by KeithA
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Best Shikantaza Ever
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

I agree that in one sense they do point to the same "thing", if we can call it a thing. But they do have different qualities and for me anyway, integrate with my life in different ways. Kind of like when we eat a salad and then a piece of fruit. They both have the same purpose, to satisfy hunger. B...
by KeithA
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From Kaya
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: From Kaya

:waving:
by KeithA
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Best Shikantaza Ever
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

<snip> I suppose in some sense we can say "every koan", but koans relate to my life in different ways. The cat koan has a different point than Bodhidharma's beard, for example. Different strokes. :) Hey Keith :) For me, all koans (again, including shikantaza) point to the same thing, and I'm never ...
by KeithA
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

[james] wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:33 am
Why “fortunately”?
Because, as Guo Gu said, we would be ensnared by it! 8-)
by KeithA
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Best Shikantaza Ever
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

The modern koan may go something like: If you try to do something in shikantaza you loose your life as it is right now. If you don't make some effort at awareness you continue in your samsara, not doing shikantaza. How do you do shikantaza?” -Larry Christensen- That last paragraph is something spec...
by KeithA
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 59
Views: 1928

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

guo gu wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:15 am
a student of the way asked yunmen, “what is buddha?”
yunmen replied, “dried shitstick.”

what do you all think?
guo gu
Fortunately, it has nothing to do with a shit stick.

_/|\_