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by Great Sage EofH
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: on the arising of stress
Replies: 31
Views: 439

Re: on the arising of stress

It's not the levitation that will kill you, it's the accidental falling out of it.
by Great Sage EofH
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 57
Views: 912

Re: Where is Joe?

[james] wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Great Sage EofH wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:48 am
Is it true Bodhidharma lost the ability to walk from too much sitting?

:shock:
Time can do that to a body if the yogi permits it.
I find myself more concerned about the state of his eyeballs.
Didn't he say "We don't need no stinking eyelids" ?
by Great Sage EofH
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Journey to the West
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Journey to the West

Nothing wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:34 am
I have only heard of Journey to the West, never read anything, but it looks like an interesting read.

Which translation do you recommend Eric?

There is a good movie about Xuanzang, i liked it.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5684550/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
you know Mandarin?
by Great Sage EofH
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Journey to the West
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Journey to the West

I have only heard of Journey to the West, never read anything, but it looks like an interesting read. Which translation do you recommend Eric? There is a good movie about Xuanzang, i liked it. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5684550/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Oh, thanks! Read Arthur Waley, "Monkey". Used copies...
by Great Sage EofH
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Journey to the West
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Journey to the West

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLRO7mzVFHg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddez-8iR6I0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygTmV3K57_8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCj-XP5cjOY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pbxPWChoYo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyMb9KEv-5Y This final clip features, as does th...
by Great Sage EofH
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Journey to the West
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Journey to the West

I have only heard of Journey to the West, never read anything, but it looks like an interesting read. Which translation do you recommend Eric? There is a good movie about Xuanzang, i liked it. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5684550/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Oh, thanks! Read Arthur Waley, "Monkey". Used copies...
by Great Sage EofH
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Journey to the West
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Journey to the West

Why has it personally interested & influenced you so much? The Arthur Waley book, Monkey, was a connection to Eastern Studies I began in 1970. Also we were very devoted to Tassajara bread book. My sister was in India during these years. I thought I was destined to become a Ganja-smoking yogi in Ind...
by Great Sage EofH
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 57
Views: 912

Re: Where is Joe?

[james] wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:55 pm
Broke my little toe running to dokusan.
Way back when ...
Is it true Bodhidharma lost the ability to walk from too much sitting?

:shock:
by Great Sage EofH
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: on the arising of stress
Replies: 31
Views: 439

Re: on the arising of stress

If the superhuman poetry turns you off, take a look at the accounts of Buddha’s last days, complaining of stomach distress (he died of food poisoning). He comes across in the suttas as sometimes frustrated, sarcastic, and crotchety, but always very human. I sincerely belive Buddha had superpowers. ...
by Great Sage EofH
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Joan Amaral
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Joan Amaral

Joan is great! I miss her. Joan explores "the way you are meeting your life", it is the posture and it is so much more. I knew her when she was in CA and came up to Russian River Zendo with Darlene Cohen and Tony Patchell, right down the street from me. They all came out of SFZC. Darlene had some w...
by Great Sage EofH
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 20
Views: 252

Re: Who are you?

I'm a disembodied spirit, trapped in a crypt, looking for the light
and i won't quit until i find it (pathetic classic rock sound track goes here)
by Great Sage EofH
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 48
Views: 1804

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

So, going back to the zafu, the practice is one of waking up. Today I noticed this feeling when I was toying with sustained, controlled attention in zazen, this feeling arose that its like floating in a small boat. The buoyancy arises when the attention is sustained. Thats when breath becomes very ...
by Great Sage EofH
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Joe?
Replies: 57
Views: 912

Re: Where is Joe?

i got a little toe one bone is broke in half, lol. Does not bother me that much. on the other foot, something wrong with a toe, crushed metatarsal and hammer-toe there. I had split a wrist bone in half on the left thumb area like 30 years ago, it worked itself around until it severed the tendon and ...
by Great Sage EofH
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: on the arising of stress
Replies: 31
Views: 439

Re: on the arising of stress

I noticed to quotation from a well-known sutta had translated "dukkha" as "stress" and although i agree stress affects us from the moment we are conceived, it's not the sum total of "dukkha" in all it's forms. One of the things I'm practicing now is how to live in pain without accumulating stress, n...
by Great Sage EofH
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 48
Views: 1804

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

My phone tells me where my car is, so next I imagine it will find my keys for me too. Although we have different teachers , different lineage, there's a lot of things every has to figure out for themselves. These forums are really great in some ways for doing precisely that. So this discussion has l...
by Great Sage EofH
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Right View
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Right View

another translation that leaves the Pali technical language intact: http://www.buddha-vacana.org/sutta/samyutta/maha/sn45-008.html Clyde thats a plausible interpretation, and I've been taught that's why throughout the Sutras there are different explanations for the same topics, because he is address...
by Great Sage EofH
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Journey to the West
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Journey to the West

Sun Wu Kong AKA Monkey King, demanded that he be called "Great Sage Equal of Heaven" What do we know of Monkey King or the novel Journey to the West? It's over 1,000 years old. It's the first martial arts story from ancient China. But! Wikipedia says: The novel is an extended account of the legendar...
by Great Sage EofH
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2472

Re: Haiku thread

Nothing in this poem
really matters except
that strange thing called a heart
by Great Sage EofH
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2472

Re: Haiku thread

Resting in Zen space,
counting off the syllables;
a bell ringing, STOP!
by Great Sage EofH
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 48
Views: 1804

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

There is a Zen story about a Monk ready to go in and have his interview with the Roshi. He's been sitting with his koan and felt prepared. Instead of continuing in that direction the master asked him, when he entered, which side of the doorway was the walking stick on? left or right? The monk had no...