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by lindama
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 459
Views: 19360

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: 0
Views: 17

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: 1995

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: 1995

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: 1995

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: 1199

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: 1199

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: 1995

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: 1995

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: 1995

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: 1995

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: 1199

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: 459
Views: 19360

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: 893

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: 1821

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: 2880

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: 774

Re: Buddhist Forums in General

historically speaking... the best times were talking about Kimchi with the master.... something to chew on.
by lindama
Wed May 15, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 90
Views: 2655

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

One of my closest Zen friends borrowed my "Way of Zen" five years ago. Yesterday he finally admitted that he lost it. But he compensated me with a pack of Osho Zen Tarot Cards :mrgreen: It just gets worse & worse :lol: LOL!! it's come to this zennies. the question remains, did he get the essence of...
by lindama
Wed May 15, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: From dreams to actualization . . .
Replies: 134
Views: 2880

Re: From dreams to actualization . . .

Suggesting iconic Zen masters are victims is an interesting perspective. Reminds me of that old thread on ZFI asking if Hakuin needed psychotherapy. Maybe, in Ken Wilber's terms, the old masters weren't too good at growing up and cleaning up. Or, are we all ultimately victims? Cause and effect is n...
by lindama
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 127
Views: 3070

Re: Calming the Mind

take good care Kanji :115: