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by lindama
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Entry into Emptiness
Replies: 36
Views: 640

Re: Entry into Emptiness

dear ones, the best we can do is stop keeping score. And, if you ask me, practice gets too much credit.

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend. Albert Camus
by lindama
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

Ruth Fuller Sasaki .... she has earned a place in American Zen History. Recalling the Great Zen Pioneer: Ruth Fuller Sasaki, James Ford, Oct 2017: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/2017/10/recalling-great-zen-pioneer-ruth-fuller-sasaki.html Zen Pioneer: The Life and Works of Ruth Fuller Sasak...
by lindama
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: A cross zen dialogue
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: A cross zen dialogue

Listen to “A Cross-Zen Dialogue” :

https://chicagomeditation.org/cross-zen ... _PNhKOpsL8
by lindama
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 468
Views: 20821

Re: Music



so, is this about gambling
by lindama
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zen is all of Life
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Zen is all of Life

Make no mistake.... this is not about zen people. It is zen, feet on the ground. WE don't need more identity spirituality, just like we don't need more identity politics. sigh Zen Is All of Life: Remembering Roshi Bernie Glassman https://www.lionsroar.com/zen-is-all-of-life-remembering-roshi-bernie-...
by lindama
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 2667

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

je ne sais quoi
by lindama
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 2667

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

koans don't focus, they are alive
by lindama
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 2667

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

Well Joe, Posting a koan independently like this is not my style. snip, snip This crossed my path again this weekend. I have heard it many times. here u go: The Gateless Gate, by Ekai, called Mu-mon, tr. Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps [1934], at sacred-texts.com 5. Kyogen Mounts the Tree Kyogen said: ...
by lindama
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 43
Views: 1374

Re: Trying to live a right life

yes Fuki, thanks for the wise and compassionate words. We all do the best we can, no blame. Yet, for me, zen practice is about not believing our stories. At least that had a prominent place in my past... yes, ofc, we can't make ourselves do such things. I often think of our friend Oushi in such case...
by lindama
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 43
Views: 1374

Re: Trying to live a right life

Sorry, I walked the streets of NYC late at night when I was in college.... 42nd St to the Port Authority for the bus back to college from the train station... and I've been to Harlem and stood in line at the Apollo. NYC is a lot safer these days. Fear is not too helpful.... I know how to keep my eye...
by lindama
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 2667

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

What a predicament we have here! Spike had the tiger by the tail the first time. My teacher always said, show me. It's the koan way. If this had not been separated from the original post where I put it, it could have been a way shower. Instead, we have another koan in a separate box. no way to live ...
by lindama
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 2667

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

my money is on Spike, indeed, it's not a choice. neither is it about thinking about no thinking or any variation there of. my teacher always said, show me. arf, arf
by lindama
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 2667

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

a koan for the question of zen thinking of no thought.
by lindama
Wed May 29, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 2667

Mumonkan Case 5

This crossed my path again this weekend. I have heard it many times. here u go: The Gateless Gate, by Ekai, called Mu-mon, tr. Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps [1934], at sacred-texts.com 5. Kyogen Mounts the Tree Kyogen said: "Zen is like a man hanging in a tree by his teeth over a precipice. His hands...
by lindama
Wed May 29, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 43
Views: 1374

Re: Trying to live a right life

what Fuki, Spike and Larry said.... except offer what money you are willing.... forget the assessments of motive. a ride home would be fine, if nothing else. or simply a telephone call, or just saying "I'm glad you came in... are the kids waiting, or whatever. none of us are in a position to know wh...
by lindama
Wed May 29, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 468
Views: 20821

Re: Music

A blast from the past... I once had the CD before I gave it away. have been looking for it since, it turned up on FB.

Jack Kerouac, Ain't We Got Fun:

by lindama
Wed May 29, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Best Music Ever
Replies: 38
Views: 1076

Re: The Best Music Ever

hi Enver, I was wondering if that is you... check the other music thread....
by lindama
Mon May 20, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: dependent origination
Replies: 82
Views: 2169

Re: dependent origination

In all my years in zen, I have never heard anyone refer to this. ofc, I know what it is, Jung might say it's about synchronicity, but don't quote me. there is simultaneity in things. and bees arise around flowers.
by lindama
Wed May 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: From dreams to actualization . . .
Replies: 134
Views: 3353

Re: From dreams to actualization . . .

well, let's forget romanticizing anyone.... Ikku was a great poet, as many are in the art of suffering and instability. I don't care a whip about what he would say, tho he is right.... it rings the bell. For heavens sake, we must drop the idea of a lifestyle model.... much less the perfect one.
by lindama
Wed May 15, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: Buddhist Forums in General
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Buddhist Forums in General

historically speaking... the best times were talking about Kimchi with the master.... something to chew on.