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by Crystal
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: grace
Replies: 38
Views: 645

Re: grace

Calling it "secret" and then publishing it in a book--kinda let's the cat out of the bag, so to speak. Oxymoronic title, too. (P.S. no cat should have to live out of a bag. Or dog!) Haha true! The amount of books is ridiculous in the spiritual marketplace, the words of my master were enough, just a...
by Crystal
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 135
Views: 8302

Re: Words of Wisdom

Duality is the real root of our suffering and of all our conflicts. All our concepts and beliefs, no matter how profound they may seem, are like nets which trap us in dualism. When we discover our limits we have to try to overcome them, untying ourselves from whatever type of religious, political, ...
by Crystal
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 135
Views: 8302

Re: Words of Wisdom

. Sn 1.8 Karaniya Metta Sutta: The Buddha's Words on Loving-Kindness This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech, Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied, Unburdene...
by Crystal
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 135
Views: 8302

Re: Words of Wisdom

“ Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ―...
by Crystal
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 135
Views: 8302

Re: Words of Wisdom

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by Crystal
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: The Essence of Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 494

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: 483
Views: 23998

Re: Music

by Crystal
Sun May 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: YouTube Embed Usage
Replies: 6
Views: 960

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: 960

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: 2774

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: 1381

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: 135
Views: 8302

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: 4222

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: 3758

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: 4355

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: 4222

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: 4222

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: 516

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: 3758

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: 3758

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 ...