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by lindama
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is there not a “truth”?
Replies: 37
Views: 558

Re: Is there not a “truth”?

my take.... the title says it all.... just take away the ""?"" ie, all things are true, however fleeting..... is there not a truth = all things are true = nothing is not true.... ooops, that wasn't planned. lol I'm all for zennisms as a direct pointing.. It cuts down on the weight. ofc, false flags ...
by lindama
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 27
Views: 515

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

"Your mind is highly preoccupied with what you want, so you fail to see what is" ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Which is advice Chogyam Trungpa should have taken himself, considering the shocking scandals that erupted around him and his Vajradhatu organisation - and then more recently with his son afte...
by lindama
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path
Replies: 0
Views: 62

The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path

Norman Fischer's new book, April 2019 The World Could Be Otherwise - Norman Fischer.jpg Review “A powerful exploration of the Buddhist practice of the Six Perfections, this extraordinary book points toward the great possibilities of goodness resting at the center of the human heart.”—Joan Halifax, a...
by lindama
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 27
Views: 515

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

I prefer the Rinzai approach - sit with it Bro/Sis. No answer will be the same, ever (cute :) ) wise words Michael. it's not about answers and interpretations. Koans tell us about ourselves. A good teacher can smell it. we could say this koan is for the smelly ones. Teachers smell roses. linda ps: ...
by lindama
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 27
Views: 515

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

yes, Pablo. Only the heart can bear it.
by lindama
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 27
Views: 515

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

there is nothing that is not Buddha .... sorry for the words
by lindama
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 27
Views: 515

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

some ppl need it. It was always popular in my sangha.
by lindama
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is “the body”?
Replies: 23
Views: 629

Re: What is “the body”?

...... For a long time, I used to think that the body was more or less something the mind dragged around to experience the world with and that body meditation practises were basically training wheel methods for people who weren't ready to work with their minds. Now I think the mind is more like a f...
by lindama
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday, Marcel (fuki) !
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: Happy Birthday, Marcel (fuki) !

Best Wishes on your Birthday and everyday, Marcel! :111:
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by lindama
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is “the body”?
Replies: 23
Views: 629

Re: What is “the body”?

It's "interesting" that there is only one Mind, and that there are many bodies. Only one Mind, but many sentient beings. That seems (to me) a very superficial understanding. We have to go further. Let's do it together :) agree Pablo. We could say this bag of bones is another appearance of Maya to b...
by lindama
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Question on Jukai (Sewing pre-Soto Precepts)
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: Question on Jukai (Sewing pre-Soto Precepts)

Nice that such meetings were offered, Linda. And another point RE the usefulness of some explanation or class like that being offered: aside from the surface meaning of the precepts, many Buddhist schools have unique ways of using them to point out more profound aspects of the path. Zen also is lik...
by lindama
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Question on Jukai (Sewing pre-Soto Precepts)
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: Question on Jukai (Sewing pre-Soto Precepts)

Actually, thinking of the non-Buddhist reminds me that the 16 Precepts are actually the most disregarded part of this whole process (mentioned once briefly, never again, as though not relevant). FWIW, use of the "16 precepts" (3 refuges + 3 pure precepts + 10 grave precepts) for the lay refuge cere...
by lindama
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Question on Jukai (Sewing pre-Soto Precepts)
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: Question on Jukai (Sewing pre-Soto Precepts)

Hi Laysitter, My two cents, follow your heart. You know. I share the concerns you have mentioned.... agree with all above. Take your time, don't be pressured. My experience. I belonged to a sangha for over ten years. Most people took refuge within a year of arriving. I didn't. I was not moved to do ...
by lindama
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Importance of lineage/ what is transmitted / etc etc
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: Importance of lineage/ what is transmitted / etc etc

right on Joe, I'd add that original nature does not need to be uncovered.... it shows up when it shows up. To limit to some kind of awakening is, well, limited. Father/Mother can indeed rise to the occasion from time to time.
by lindama
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Good discussion about post-awakening cultivation over at DW
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: Good discussion about post-awakening cultivation over at DW

... the different situations in life and the karma that manifest becomes one's teacher. one focuses on what is called "acquired wisdom" (wisdom of expedient means). like smelting iron to making a sword. the burning and the hammering makes the sword (of wisdom) stronger. the path of samsara is perfe...
by lindama
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: With friends in Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: With friends in Germany

Isn't it? I do wonder about all the Aikido garb though. Was the sesshin after a training camp or something? I was wondering the same thing... Dan and another had white t-shirts. ppl in my sangha, incl teachers, stopped wearing robes long ago. Other sangha do use robes for all tho there is a lot of ...
by lindama
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Zen Events
Topic: With friends in Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: With friends in Germany

Nice to see Dan and Meido.
by lindama
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts
Replies: 60
Views: 1631

Re: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts

good on you, no psychedelics, me neither.... then we must be free of delusion, according to Joe.
by lindama
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts
Replies: 60
Views: 1631

Re: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts

oh, I see. I don't hold it as a practice either. Mature peeps don't in any tradition. Joe said it was effortless, I said similar. where is the rub.

Compassion has the flavor of Quan Yin reaching for a pillow in the night.
by lindama
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts
Replies: 60
Views: 1631

Re: Psychodelics and Buddhism: Lion Roar article and Brad Warner's response + a few thoughts

that's very clear :lol:

what about compassion? ofc, Buddhism does not own it.