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by Crystal
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: The Essence of Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: The Essence of Practice

Mason wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:05 pm

Interested to hear what everyone's response would be.
Hi Mason,

The essence of my practice is "Relax.... let go."

No further words needed.

With kind wishes to you,

Crystal.

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by Crystal
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 468
Views: 20827

Re: Music

by Crystal
Sun May 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: YouTube Embed Usage
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: YouTube Embed Usage

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Thank you very much!


by Crystal
Sun May 26, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: YouTube Embed Usage
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: YouTube Embed Usage

I have forgotten how to post a video here - which was more complicated than just clicking on "youtube" and inserting the url. Could someone give me the details again, please?

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by Crystal
Sun May 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: dependent origination
Replies: 82
Views: 2170

Re: dependent origination

Hello friends, I wonder if this explanation might be of any interest: https://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/BuddhadasaBhikkhu-PaticcasamuppadaDependentOrigination.pdf and also this 24 minute talk: https://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/showthread.php?4738-Dependent-Origination(Paticca-Samuppa...
by Crystal
Sat May 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs
Replies: 29
Views: 1118

Re: A Compendium of Cul-de-Sacs

Kanji wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 5:41 am

.... although after being on morphine for a couple of weeks I'm still a bit trippy! Chemical nirvana :D

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Really good to see you again, Kanji! :)


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by Crystal
Thu May 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 127
Views: 7286

Re: Words of Wisdom

. The Buddha said : Form is like a glob of foam; feeling, a bubble; perception, a mirage; fabrications, a banana tree; consciousness, a magic trick — this has been taught by the Kinsman of the Sun. However you observe them, appropriately examine them, they're empty, void to whoever sees them appropr...
by Crystal
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: From dreams to actualization . . .
Replies: 134
Views: 3353

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

Joe is hung up on the word "Glimpse" And he has used it as an excuse to insult and pass judgement Sorry that he does not care to understand others but rather choose to impose his own thoughts and will upon others Indeed. Might I also add that someone constantly trumpeting about what he perceives as...
by Crystal
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 90
Views: 3031

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

Larry wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:25 pm
To be honest, I'm currently focusing more on Tibetan Dzogchen practice :o
Nyingma ?



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by Crystal
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 127
Views: 3551

Re: Calming the Mind

Bobwidget wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:42 am
Can a person who is awake see the devils tower mountain postage stamp as a thing of beauty?

Do people who are enlightened make judgements such as "This is ugly and that is beautiful?"



:?:

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by Crystal
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: From dreams to actualization . . .
Replies: 134
Views: 3353

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

And it seems there’s some reports of enlightened Buddhist teachers dreaming. A prediction of a future event in a dream is sometimes a rare possibility, both for those who are teachers and those who are students. However I'm speaking from a Vajrayana/Theravada viewpoint, I don't know about Zen. Gene...
by Crystal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: From dreams to actualization . . .
Replies: 134
Views: 3353

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

. . . when one awakens, everything may stop, and remain stopped for a long while, depending on the strength of the awakening. In the time when everything is stopped, there are no thoughts. For weeks or months. Perhaps longer. No dreams at night, either. Only true Wisdom and true Compassion arise, i...
by Crystal
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Kanji, who knows anything or can contact her?
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Kanji, who knows anything or can contact her?

clyde wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Dan; I’ll try to reach out to her.
Thank you so much, Clyde.

I sent her a pm last month to send good wishes and ask how she was getting on, but as Dan already mentioned, she hasn't logged in at all. I do hope she's OK.

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by Crystal
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 90
Views: 3031

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

Drinking alcohol is a behavior. Abstaining from that behavior is one of the basic five precepts. I generally don’t take spiritual advice from people that can’t even follow them. And it’s not the only one he broke either. That’s my choice, no one else’s. If wise people don’t judge, like some people ...
by Crystal
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 90
Views: 3031

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

. Doesn't it bother anyone here that he was a known alcoholic? I can remember reading somewhere that as well as taking recreational drugs, he drank a bottle of vodka a day. I also watched a couple of videos of him a few years ago - and my opinion was that he seemed to be a phony from my part of the ...
by Crystal
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Calming the Mind
Replies: 127
Views: 3551

Re: Calming the Mind

Woke up in recovery after an op on Wednesday, they had trouble with the airway and I nearly died. They were all so caring and brilliant, it felt good to be in their company and breathing! So here I am, born to bungle, and to hell with orthodoxy! Thinking about you, Kanji, and sending lots of good w...
by Crystal
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: on the arising of stress
Replies: 32
Views: 1475

Re: on the arising of stress

There's a story about him effortlessly keeping ahead of a bandit who is chasing him, a bandit who collects fingers from his victims, who ends up joining the sanga, despite moaning from a number of monks! Anyone know where that story is from? MN86 Angulimala sutta. sutta = https://www.accesstoinsigh...
by Crystal
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: on the arising of stress
Replies: 32
Views: 1475

Re: on the arising of stress

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by Crystal
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: on the arising of stress
Replies: 32
Views: 1475

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 Crystal
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 2253

Re: Who are you?

Seeker242 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:26 am
Who are you? :?: :?:

:bow2:

Who is asking ?

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