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by Dan74
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism & psychedelics
Replies: 19
Views: 420

Re: Buddhism & psychedelics

Ha! Says he!! Who led the way.. !!!
by Dan74
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism & psychedelics
Replies: 19
Views: 420

Re: Buddhism & psychedelics

I was escaping reality. Hi egon, welcome to the forum. Some believe that "reality" is largely a construct, a construct that can get to be rather ridged, and the purpose of psychedelics is to depattern this construct when it gets too ridged, temporarily freeing the mind from its iron cage, in some s...
by Dan74
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Disagreeing with Greg Wonderwheel's "The Misnomer of Dogen's "Practice is Enlightenment" [MOD EDIT]
Replies: 44
Views: 948

Re: Disagreeing with Greg Wonderwheel's "The Misnomer of Dogen's "Practice is Enlightenment" [MOD EDIT]

Jundo, in my limited experience, it's not only in Soto, but in all schools of Zen, that this originally enlightened, already a Buddha, teaching is fully embraced. And not only in Zen. If I recall correctly, Surya Das recounts in his first chance meeting with the 16th Karmapa, he asked the great man ...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism & psychedelics
Replies: 19
Views: 420

Re: Buddhism & psychedelics

Contentment, crazy escapes, getting off your face or psychodelic flights, it is what it is. Let's not make more stories..

And hey, welcome to the forum, Egon. Glad you are here. One of my favourite expressionists is called Egon. Egon Schiele. He was brilliant.
by Dan74
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Universe Is Crazy
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: The Universe Is Crazy

Ha! Years ago I penned a little story about a Master-craftsman and his fingers. After millenia of fashioning wondrous things he forgets about himself and the fingers acquire identities. I think I even shared it on ZFI...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Disagreeing with Greg Wonderwheel's "The Misnomer of Dogen's "Practice is Enlightenment" [MOD EDIT]
Replies: 44
Views: 948

Re: Disagreeing with Greg Wonderwheel's "The Misnomer of Dogen's "Practice is Enlightenment" [MOD EDIT]

PS - I might offer again my little view that this is really a "non-issue," not really a difference for the sameness. From the Hongaku (Original Enlightenment) viewpoint, the practice is the verification of enlightenment even before the doing, even for the beginner who has yet to taste anything (as ...
by Dan74
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Disagreeing with Greg Wonderwheel's "The Misnomer of Dogen's "Practice is Enlightenment" [MOD EDIT]
Replies: 44
Views: 948

Re: The Misnomer of Greg Wonderwheel's "The Misnomer of Dogen's "Practice is Enlightenment""

if only it was a question of skillful means, what works best. hmm, that is the last thing we have never considered in this discussion. and, just what is medicine in the face of practice realization... it's just ridiculous. it is, isn't? And Welcome, Greg!!!! Hope you are able to stick around and co...
by Dan74
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Drawing & Painting
Replies: 40
Views: 756

Re: Drawing & Painting

That's a very expressive, if somewhat horror-movie-ish skull, boda. I wonder, though, why do you, as an artist, dispense with composition, rule of thirds, etc, that photographers follow semireligiously and as a designer, you must've knowingly rejected? This object smack in the middle is of course co...
by Dan74
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Disagreeing with Greg Wonderwheel's "The Misnomer of Dogen's "Practice is Enlightenment" [MOD EDIT]
Replies: 44
Views: 948

Re: The Misnomer of Greg Wonderwheel's "The Misnomer of Dogen's "Practice is Enlightenment""

I think this is an ancient theme in Zen, even before Dogen. But to my thick head it boils down to the simple question of skillful means. What helps best? A lie about golden leaves to entice the kids out of the burning house or just tell them there is no burning house and most likely watch them writh...
by Dan74
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: Request for username change
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Request for username change

Done, I think.
by Dan74
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Differing views of shikantaza
Replies: 62
Views: 1168

Re: Differing views of shikantaza

It's good to see the thread move in a more informative direction, but without Dosho Port or at least a student of his contributing, can we still have a sound balanced discussion? I don't suppose he could be enticed to join and engage in a debate?? I will write to him, and if anyone else knows him pe...
by Dan74
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Differing views of shikantaza
Replies: 62
Views: 1168

Re: Differing views of shikantaza

Let's please try to keep the thread on topic and not let it devolve into sniping. A mod has deleted a whole bunch of off-topic posts, which isn't really a fun thing to do for the mod or for the authors, I imagine. There are differing views of shikantaza. Let's see clearly what they are, what the ad...
by Dan74
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 479
Views: 7108

Re: Nothing goes...

I have some sort of a nondescript eurotrash accent. Cool, now I can read your posts with a dorky euro accent. :lol: Mind you, Americans are usually fooled that I am an Aussie native, so you don't have to change anything. :lol: Yes, Fuki is a natural. This is gonna make us rich!! And then we realise...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 479
Views: 7108

Re: Nothing goes...

Larry wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:45 pm
I'll start working on my Dutch Australian accent :lol:
Start your research with van Diemen's Land.

PS You might be shocked but I don't really have an Australian accent. 30 years Down Under didn't do the trick. I have some sort of a nondescript eurotrash accent. People generally cannot pick it.
by Dan74
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 479
Views: 7108

Re: Nothing goes...

fuki wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:55 pm
Larry wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:47 pm

I predict a six part Netflix series :lol:
:lol:

Made possible by Zen Space's Therapeutic Complements to Zen... this could make zenspace popular, Dan make the call.
As long as Larry narrates, you have my blessing.
by Dan74
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Looking forward, not floorward
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Looking forward, not floorward

I think this enterprise is inherently hobbled by the fact of a part seeking to understand itself, let alone the whole, apart from the very real limitations to what can be known. We, mathematicians, are generally quite at peace with our very real epistemological limitations - is the Continuum Hypothe...
by Dan74
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My Two Cents Worth
Replies: 47
Views: 584

Re: My Two Cents Worth

Fuki, you're (one-of-) the best! We ought to get together and slurp down some pasta, sometime. I suggest NYC! (I'm a New-World guy, what can I say; but The Old-Country could be fun sometime, too ...and all you'd have to do is drop South, approximately). (BTW, a feller I miss here is Guo Gu. I might...
by Dan74
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Towards a new morality?
Replies: 37
Views: 1164

Re: Towards a new morality?

Came across this lady just now, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Jacobs_Brumberg A review of her book The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls: A hundred years ago, women were lacing themselves into corsets and teaching their daughters to do the same. The ideal of the day, however, ...
by Dan74
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My Two Cents Worth
Replies: 47
Views: 584

Re: My Two Cents Worth

I've been around half a dozen Buddhist forums or so... ...and it's time for me to take a break... The most common errors i see in understanding, and this goes for myself as well (in no specific order), a lack of finding the Middle Way (1) Antinomianism (2) Eternalism (3) Perennialism (4) "Nothing i...
by Dan74
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 479
Views: 7108

Re: Nothing goes...

Larry wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:04 am
Interesting that Sparrow has Bob's seal of approval.


I wonder if seals of approval are overrated, even the good quality ones? Richard Baker had Shunryu Suzuki's and Osel Tendzin had Chogyam Trungpa's.

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