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by Dan74
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Practice (Emptiness Concept)
Replies: 105
Views: 1224

Re: Zen Practice

The trouble with that is that Emptiness is not a concept. It is not something to understand, but to embody. We are Emptiness, we just don't know it yet, or fully.
by Dan74
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Zen Practice (Emptiness Concept)
Replies: 105
Views: 1224

Re: Zen Practice

This, like many other similar experiments, is interesting, but my overwhelming feeling is that a good conversation is about connecting, and connecting takes effort, time, earnestness and openness, even in meatspace. Online, well, it's a remote possibility at best, and without an effort at clarity, f...
by Dan74
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 104
Views: 8456

Re: Haiku thread

This morning
The rustling of the drying corn leaves
Blows away the autumn mist.
by Dan74
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 104
Views: 8456

Re: Haiku thread

As the sun peeks above the hill,
The cows make their way across the valley.
My dog pulls on the leash, as I reach for a blackberry.

by Dan74
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: DAILY LIFE
Replies: 32
Views: 2725

Re: DAILY LIFE

learning to keep a little bit of breath awareness constantly in daily life learning to notice what the mind does rather than simply react in daily life learning to experience fully and not immediately filter through the narratives, the observer, etc in daily life learning to give and not hold back i...
by Dan74
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mindar
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Mindar

Well... the thing is... we still don't understand the brain much at all. Neural nets, as they use in the AI, are not like the brain, though they were inspired by it, they lack many aspects of the brain's functioning, even on the basic hardware level, let alone actual consciousness. When we train a N...
by Dan74
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 104
Views: 8456

Re: Haiku thread

I don't know if that little verse brings peace or something else. I was sitting on a beach in Malaga, Spain just two days ago, watching my students play in the water. Then I closed my eyes and heard the waves. Memories of the sound of the waves in Melbourne, Australia flooded in, the bitter feelings...
by Dan74
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 104
Views: 8456

Re: Haiku thread

Halfway across the world
The sound of the waves lapping at the shore
Is just the same.
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by Dan74
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 4711

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

Cool thread and a koan that's stuck in my throat, no answer here.
by Dan74
Fri May 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs
Replies: 29
Views: 1929

Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Kanji wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:41 am
Niggles include being loomed over by others in my zendo, which as I'm five feet two and they are all over six foot is all of them, oh and men who talk leeringly about cars, bikes and sprockets :558:
You are ok!! :jump1:
by Dan74
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Kanji, who knows anything or can contact her?
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Kanji, who knows anything or can contact her?

Kanji has not logged in for 3 weeks, following her health troubles. Does anyone have any news?? Maybe the admins have some details they can contact her or her family on?
by Dan74
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 127
Views: 5660

Re: Calming the Mind

Lots of strength and warm wishes..!
by Dan74
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 127
Views: 5660

Re: Calming the Mind

For me it's to pay attention and be aware of it, whether calm or not calm, or making plans or not making plans. The broader and deeper the attention, the fewer 'impositions', mental constructs we superimpose onto what is happening, there are. Early spring. Pink mountaintops at dawn. Yet in the field...
by Dan74
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?
Replies: 58
Views: 4492

Re: For Avisitor...Is Zen thinking of no-thought?

Avisitor has said that :"Common mistake of Zen Buddhist practice is to believe meditation is to stop thought" Avisitor we can talk here under this thread. Could you clarify your words here. There is three possibility in zen practice, as far as i can see.Stopping thoughts, watching thoughts and usin...
by Dan74
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 141
Views: 9228

Re: Dear Members

Clyde, Kim is not coming and saying "do you guys want to try Dzogchen?" Mind you, the tag at the top says "an online place to discuss Zen Buddhism", so that would seem to be out of place. He is coming and saying "here's my method for quick kensho" - kensho is a Zen term. And he is saying that Zen te...
by Dan74
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 141
Views: 9228

Re: Here's How To Kensho

Regardless of the merits of Kim's techniques, this thread makes something of a mockery of the recent rule of no teachers on the forum. Here is Kim, a self-proclaimed teacher, coming to the forum to teach something that ostensibly trumps the mainstream Zen teachings. And no actual Zen teachers to res...
by Dan74
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Haiku thread
Replies: 104
Views: 8456

Re: Haiku thread

Haikus are pretentious.
As if anything real can be made to fit to this meter and form.
Only fantasies.
by Dan74
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 3983

Re: Here's How To Kensho

"A born bungler!" - haha... there should be more of you around to balance off all the born buddhas!
by Dan74
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 1955

Re: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior

If you don't understand the absurdness you can't understand the sword.And if you don't understand the sword you can't understand the way of the sword. In the Beginning was the Word. And the Word was Sword. And then came the Absurd. I like plain speech, Friend. Direct, honest, open, to the point and...
by Dan74
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 1955

Re: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior

Good people. What makes us a good person or bad? It is not that you are good when you think and say i am a good person.What matters is the practice. If you are living zen in the way of the practice only than you may call yourself good may be. And i've some words for clyde: Clyde to be honest i don'...