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by lindama
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Zen Story
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: A Zen Story

How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.

~ Dorothy L. Sayers
by lindama
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The UK vs Iran
Replies: 19
Views: 456

Re: The UK vs Iran

Abiding nowhere, let the mind come forth
(Diamond Sutra)

hum, wondering if this came up when the UK seized the Iranian oil tanker? I don't remember the timing.... let us not forget, the UK is a vassal of the US these days.
by lindama
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 492
Views: 26498

Re: Music

The Ace of Cups.... a well-kept Secret: don't miss this.... an all girl band from the 60's who should have made it...... they recently made their first album!





by lindama
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 32
Views: 1043

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

well, golly gee.... this is a brief history of American Zen if I ever heard one. It's all a maybe, the best place to be in zen. If you ask me, the US, socially and politically, has not changed in 300 yrs... it's just a whole lot more obvious.... and not much new in the history of human atrocities. T...
by lindama
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 32
Views: 1043

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

150 years from now... :112: we'll all be dead. as far as I know, zen has nothing to do with the future. There is nothing to achieve, there never was and there never will be. who would say so? :hatsoff: Thanks Linda, yes all talk about time comes from the illusion of an individual entity, much ado a...
by lindama
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 32
Views: 1043

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

150 years from now... :112: we'll all be dead. as far as I know, zen has nothing to do with the future. There is nothing to achieve, there never was and there never will be. who would say so?
by lindama
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Zen Story
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: A Zen Story

perception belongs to the thinking mind. in emptiness, there is awareness.
by lindama
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 38
Views: 2070

Re: Death Poems

Condolences Michael. Blessing and love to you and all who loved him.
linda
by lindama
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindar
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Mindar

Goto is no fuddy-duddy priest. :cat: Whatever we think, it breaks the mold concepts. imv, Buddhism is ripe for a modern imagination. Robot is a no-self thingy, free of causes and conditions, wires and metal... until it encounters illusion pursuing illusion in the programing.
by lindama
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 39
Views: 1082

Re: grace

Right on Clyde. I'd say that there are more than a few awakened beings walking around. We don't hear about most of them, no one is claiming or measuring .... The idea that it must be confirmed belongs to the traditions claiming that. ok. Spontaneous is a tricky word tho.... it implies a before and a...
by lindama
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Koun Franz (19?? - not dead yet)
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Koun Franz (19?? - not dead yet)

Koun talks about cold ash and a withered tree in the same way. My first encounter with zen was the withered tree image.... as I heard it "the golden wind revealing itself". Koun says "it's story is over". Thus, the withered tree is an old friend for me. If memory serves, the whole thing goes somethi...
by lindama
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Koun Franz (19?? - not dead yet)
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Koun Franz (19?? - not dead yet)

no, we don't all come in looking for something... and if we do, first thing we hear if we are lucky is that if we look for it.... it isn't it.
by lindama
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 32
Views: 1043

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

Fuki, welcome to American politics and propaganda. I'd say it's more about love for our parents, zen parents, who brought us to a new opening in life. It's a maturation process to love our parents and then go beyond to find our lives.
linda
by lindama
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 32
Views: 1043

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

If you ask me, I've often thought that so-called beat zen would be good fading into history. I live near the hub of beat (SFO) and people influenced by it. I came later and can't claim hippie genes. 50 years later, we're still hearing stories about a wondrous cultural experiment, stuck in the past f...
by lindama
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Entry into Emptiness
Replies: 38
Views: 1225

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: 32
Views: 1043

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: 409

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: 492
Views: 26498

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: 18
Views: 922

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: 3945

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

je ne sais quoi