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by fuki
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 32
Views: 1003

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

There is a basis for your optimism. But socially and politically the USA may be different. I'm aware of the differences, the point offered was that its global/collective, not very long ago Dutchies were all about war, white supremacy, genocide etc etc you name it, whatever is subject to change will...
by fuki
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 32
Views: 1003

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

If Tumpism is the new American role, in 150 years all the talk/ads will probably be about the "beautiful" real estate developments in Russia and along the North Korean coast. That is, if the 'Fake News Media' is allowed to report it (or is even still around). Nah Trumpism is merely a temporary mani...
by fuki
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 32
Views: 1003

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

I can only hope you are wrong Fuki... ofc, I'm coming from illusion of time and national entity. The empire is showing many signs of failure as they all do. we may see our just deserts (karma), we've earned it, sadly. Fake news is a grand distraction with it's own religion. :558: Yet how few invest...
by fuki
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 32
Views: 1003

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

150 years from now... :112: we'll all be dead. as far as I know, zen has nothing to do with the future. There is nothing to achieve, there never was and there never will be. who would say so? :hatsoff: Thanks Linda, yes all talk about time comes from the illusion of an individual entity, much ado a...
by fuki
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 66
Views: 782

Re: Fruit Flies

I don't believe your observations that animals can practice and I never... I never said that, please stop putting words into my mouth. I said - memory-quote - that I couldn't say that they can or cannot, even though humans are mammals :cat: but I cannot rule out the possibility, nor have I ever sai...
by fuki
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Greetings

Believe what you believe I'll believe in mine. Well whatever one believes is with the mind and thus of the mind, so the differences between this person and that persons believe is also mind made, so beliefs are not conducive to awakening for they merely limit one to a particular point in space/time...
by fuki
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Greetings

seigan wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:03 pm

It is a pleasure to virtually meet you all.
Likewise, though it's hard for this brain to construct a virtual identity without an avatar :hatsoff:
by fuki
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dorian
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Dorian

by fuki
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Film
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Film

Well, this film has some "naked aggression", at least. I watched Mandingo (1975) a few weeks ago, just one of the movies in the download folder I had no idea what it was about, as I FF most movies I was surprised by this one, had me frozen in my seat from start to end, surprised by the low ratings ...
by fuki
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Film
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Film

Spike wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:47 am
Riot, by Frank Ternier. 13 minutes

https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2019/05/30/riot/
Most of the short films I collect have female nudity in it (for some unknown reason :P ) but thanks for posting, will check it out.
by fuki
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 66
Views: 782

Re: Fruit Flies

Seeker, you keep talking past people's observations, no one is denying the function and wisdom of Buddhist teachings, and me certainly not Master Sheng Yen, I have all his books and he's been most important in my practise. Could be me but you seem to return to a loophole which was never a point of r...
by fuki
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dorian
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Dorian

Bottom line for me: I am going to live life fully, enjoying music, film, books, writing, nightlife, the beach and environs, motorcycling (no helmet law here!? Crazy!), and of course my friends and family, with special appreciation for my dog Kaya. She and I will be gone, I think, before the climate...
by fuki
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 66
Views: 782

Re: Fruit Flies

Regarding consciousness of knowledge or perception, the bandwidth of of conscious sensory perception is only about 40 bits/second, vs, 11m unconsciously. This is why intuition and "hunches" cannot be dismissed. One may know more than one knows. True, I left that out on purpose in formulating a resp...
by fuki
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 66
Views: 782

Re: Fruit Flies

How can Sheng Yen, Dōgen, the Buddha know that this is so? I agree, only a non-human animal can confirm this. Again (I know it's not a popular thing to say) human religion is made by and designed for humans, so whatever Sheng Yen or Dogen said is said to and for a human to serve expediently, to say...
by fuki
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 66
Views: 782

Re: Fruit Flies

fuki wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:14 pm


(2) Animal realm

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by fuki
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3115

Re: Trying to live a right life

:lol:

Grazie, that made me feel and happy and warm :cat:
by fuki
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fruit Flies
Replies: 66
Views: 782

Re: Fruit Flies

Devas (gods/angels) are also able to practice, though they may not be as motivated as human beings. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/jootla/wheel414.html Four Lower Realms of Woe: (2) Animal realm I do agree that for many animals the earth is a state of "woe" not because of the animal st...
by fuki
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Trying to live a right life
Replies: 67
Views: 3115

Re: Trying to live a right life

In the places with tigers and cliffs and gnawing mice, are we not to taste the strawberries? I have no taste for strawberries, I do like tigers (though in the stories tigers are always somehow vicious) so I would if the tiger not accept my friendship then just make it a fight to the death, I would ...
by fuki
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: A Zen Story
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: A Zen Story

There is a Zen story that goes like this. ‘Master, how do I enter Zen?’ asked the pupil. 'Do you hear the sound of that little mountain stream?’ asked the master. ‘Yes, I do,’ replied the pupil. ‘Enter Zen from there,’ said the master.  Q: In perception through body and mind, are there several form...
by fuki
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: Death Poems
Replies: 38
Views: 2042

Re: Death Poems

Thanks for sharing Michael, the day you posted this I only listened to two songs, but I haven't gotten the chance to really be alone with the songs, it did touch me in a familiar way, (the rawness/openness/honesty) I will listen to his songs at another time for the full experience. May your son bask...