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by lindama
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: "Commit everything to the posture" --Uchiyama Roshi
Replies: 128
Views: 1291

Re: "Commit everything to the posture" --Uchiyama Roshi

I read the book quite a few years ago.... Uchiyama Roshi is much more than that rather fix-ed statement, it does not represent his totality. The book is meditation....
by lindama
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Unification
Replies: 58
Views: 1483

Re: Unification

this came my way, this morning.... Nothing is ever lost. There has never been two of you; you have always been this, and always will be. At some point, all parts of yourSelf ( including the perception of 'others' ) will cease to seem split or rejected; everything returns to wholeness. Everything is ...
by lindama
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Unification
Replies: 58
Views: 1483

Re: Unification

enduring in the sense that one notices and keeps blabbing about it.... unless your karma is to teach I guess in Buddhism we begin to realise that our ideas of self, of other, of objects out there and me in here are just that - ideas, which have no substantial reality. So like Spike said 'no what to ...
by lindama
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Unification
Replies: 58
Views: 1483

Re: Unification

I guess in Buddhism we begin to realise that our ideas of self, of other, of objects out there and me in here are just that - ideas, which have no substantial reality. So like Spike said 'no what to separate from'.. But this of course, can be just another idea, until there is the enduring recogniti...
by lindama
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Zen History
Topic: Layman Pang and Hanshan
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Layman Pang and Hanshan

More on.... "On The Complete Cold Mountain: Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan by Peter Levitt

https://northwestdharma.org/2018/09/on- ... t-hanshan/
by lindama
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Differing views of shikantaza
Replies: 76
Views: 2640

Re: Differing views of shikantaza

we can change the title to differing views, shitstick .. :558:
by lindama
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Differing views of shikantaza
Replies: 76
Views: 2640

Re: Differing views of shikantaza

forgive me for saying that Jundo should be here. it's been said before :113:
by lindama
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Is there not a “truth”?
Replies: 37
Views: 1022

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: 59
Views: 1590

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: 135

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: 59
Views: 1590

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: 59
Views: 1590

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: 59
Views: 1590

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: 59
Views: 1590

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: 1043

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: 390

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: 1043

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: 1059

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: 1059

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: 1059

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 ...