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by lobster
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movie-Trailers; Video-Curiosities; Etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Movie-Trailers; Video-Curiosities; Etc.

Documentary to get your teeth into ... :558:

The End of Meat
by lobster
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Hammering without a Hammer, Sweeping without a Broom, Arriving without a Train ...
Replies: 40
Views: 1545

Re: Hammering without a Hammer, Sweeping without a Broom, Arriving without a Train ...

:111:

We give up our zen-do for zendon't. Soon we will be indistinguishable from :107:

achievement, hammers, brooms, training etc

So-to a hat :hatsoff:
by lobster
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Couple of Podcasts with Interesting Stuff for Buddhists
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: A Couple of Podcasts with Interesting Stuff for Buddhists

:560: Look forward to listening to those :111: I am reminded of the heroic Malamatiyya who are to blame for being blameless ... :114: Basic altruism is part of our social wiring, just as improvement through reflection is an empowering dynamic. What happens when we follow a higher Bodhisattva templat...
by lobster
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Silent Illumination and Shikantaza
Replies: 54
Views: 1578

Re: Silent Illumination and Shikantaza

I wonder if 5 ppl saw the same sunrise, how would they describe it? Exactly so. Maybe they would not. I often wonder if description defines us more than the experience ... wait of course I don't, it does. :110: No need to be all zen in our demeanour ... :namaste: Unless that is our sun rising ritua...
by lobster
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Dropping Body - By Jundo
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Dropping Body - By Jundo

So in a sense we never arrive at or leave the cushion :111:

Iz all cushion :109:
by lobster
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: self-attachment in posts
Replies: 91
Views: 2936

Re: self-attachment in posts

guo gu wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:46 pm

someone could also start a list of characteristics of unself-centered posts.

it's a practice... we all can benefit.

be well,
guo gu
Tee hee. Little benefit in silence. :110:

Stop playing the part. Nobody benefits :hatsoff:

So here is the list: Deleted! :559:
by lobster
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Silent Illumination and Shikantaza
Replies: 54
Views: 1578

Re: Silent Illumination and Shikantaza

How strange. :hatsoff:

Just sit but never stop talking about it :107:

Mind dancing :114:

Just Normal :558:
by lobster
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Enlightened AI is Neo-Roshi
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Enlightened AI is Neo-Roshi

Wot no love for Enlightened AI? Of course. No picking & choosing. We all love everything. Unconditionally. :104: :102: :lol: Tee Hee :D Being well conditioned to AI caramba by Bart Simpson, I luvs on the basis of: - must be fish or at least fishy (my lobsterian heritage) :117: - must be insentient ...
by lobster
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Not Long or Short, Not A Matter of Time
Replies: 41
Views: 1634

Re: Not Long or Short, Not A Matter of Time

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:560:
Many thanks, πŸ€©πŸ˜‡πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŽπŸŒˆπŸ’—πŸ™πŸ½

:109: Sat :559:
by lobster
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Enlightened AI is Neo-Roshi
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Enlightened AI is Neo-Roshi



As we gradually move beyond conventional form ... :107:
Will the need for humans be redundant? :557:

Wot no love for Enlightened AI? :111:
by lobster
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Gathering Wool from one's own daily practise
Replies: 35
Views: 1398

Re: Gathering Wool from one's own daily practise

Larry wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:16 am
:105:
:bow2:

Some are the sheeps wool :110:
some the shorn
some the sheep in wolves clothing

Ipad is my grass :114:

Time to sit with the hungry wolves ... must stay awake ... :wool:
by lobster
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Gathering Wool from one's own daily practise
Replies: 35
Views: 1398

Re: Gathering Wool from one's own daily practise

I would love to give up my day as a daily practice. However despite trying to cut down my sitting to zero or more, I am still gathering wool to sit on :114:

:107:

When will no-sit be the neo-zen mindfulness? :559:
by lobster
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: The Radiance of the Dark
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: The Radiance of the Dark

I luvs the dark :hide: Nothing to be scared over. You can hide but there is no one seated in the dark but our own fear of the lite :109:

:hatsoff: Let the dark from under its hat ... :106:
by lobster
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Zen People
Topic: Zen Tigers and Pussy
Replies: 38
Views: 1507

Zen Tigers and Pussy

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Wot no gals?
http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/daughter ... selections

Welcome to the Koran Koan ... (for another time) ... meanwhile Tiger Pussy Koan
http://sweepingzen.com/zen-women-and-the-pussy-koan/
by lobster
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cherry blossom and picking
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Cherry Pop Dharma

:namaste:

Asked a similar question here:
http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/25524 ... ism#latest

And now back to dinosaur zen ... :107:

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by lobster
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cherry blossom and picking
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Cherry blossom and picking

As we know some zeniths can be sticklers for form. Others value a few choice cherries, others just blossom ... :110: Some find zen in parts of the dharma wood, others just wind the wind for blossom ... :109: πŸŒ¬πŸ’ To put it another way, what pops your cherry? What is cherry pop zen? :555: For me it is ...
by lobster
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 292
Views: 8438

Re: Music

by lobster
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Online Misconceptions about Zen Practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1472

Re: Online Misconceptions about Zen Practice

... have love, humility, and dignity for self and other. I knew I gone wrong again :oops: Love and humility, dignity for others oh yeah :111: But self-dignity? No compassion for that. :109: Soon we might have a reputation or zen mistress to maintain :114: and now back to the reputable :560: :116:
by lobster
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: Therapeutic Complements to Zen
Replies: 99
Views: 3699

Re: Therapeutic Complements to Zen

hey lobster :109: my teacher says there is nothing that is not zen.... it's a kindness that has no end. linda Sounds right to me. It is all therapy, all pop and un-pop zen, beginners and beggars mind. When I say mind that would include: * thinking * emotions * body * no-thinking for the calmed * ex...
by lobster
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sam Harris - Ninja
Replies: 25
Views: 863

Re: Sam Harris - Ninja

I think that is what I like about Sam Harris - reform

Not of course that Zen needs reform or anything (theoretically) ... wait ... it so does ... :116: Bring on the ninjas :fencing:

Reforms for another thread perhaps ... :waving: