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by Crystal
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 278
Views: 7240

Re: Music

by Crystal
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: DAILY LIFE
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: DAILY LIFE

Daily life is our Yoga. --Joe

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by Crystal
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 42
Views: 1005

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

"Your mind is highly preoccupied with what you want, so you fail to see what is" ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Which is advice Chogyam Trungpa should have taken himself, considering the shocking scandals that erupted around him and his Vajradhatu organisation - and then more recently with his son afte...
by Crystal
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: yunmen’s dried shit stick
Replies: 42
Views: 1005

Re: yunmen’s dried shit stick

. a student of the way asked yunmen, “what is buddha?”
yunmen replied, “dried shitstick.”

what do you all think?


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by Crystal
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Everybody OK?
Replies: 110
Views: 2300

Re: Everybody OK?

' I'm not OK here for various reasons, so I don't know when or if I'll be back again. Everything on our planet is becoming increasingly unstable and uncertain, please be kind to each other, and to all sentient beings, while you have the opportunity to do so. Good health & happiness to all. Crystal .
by Crystal
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 888
Views: 18638

Re: Nothing goes...

Larry wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:09 pm
One for fun is a snap of people gathering for what seemed to be a gay cruise.
I thought it was a glimpse of the new teachers heading our way :lol:

If only it was, Larry!

I'm finding internet forums rather dreary at the moment, so I'll bid you adieu for a while. Take care <3
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by Crystal
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zen Sickness
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Zen Sickness

The so-called "Zen sickness" ( zen byo ), experienced by Hakuin as mentioned, is a psycho-physical condition. We might call it a physical and nervous breakdown. From the standpoint of traditional medical systems, it would be considered an energetic or wind disorder. Specifically, it can be caused b...
by Crystal
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Finding the right teacher (it is proving difficult)
Replies: 18
Views: 902

Re: Finding the right teacher (it is proving difficult)

Hi Laysitter,

Did you try the Buddhanet Worldwide Search facility for your area? It references small groups as well as the larger centres:

http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/

With kind wishes,

Crystal _/|\_
by Crystal
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form
Replies: 28
Views: 755

Re: Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form

Just a note to say that my conversation with Joe about "zen emptiness sickess" has been moved to a new topic:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=464

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by Crystal
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zen Sickness
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form

Crystal, Hakuin, for one, I think, is said to have contracted such a bug, before he became more clarified and settled in his realization. His spiritual autobiography is a great read: Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin , by Hakuin Ekaku and Norman Waddell. Whether it was "Emp...
by Crystal
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zen Sickness
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Zen Sickness

[ For those who don't, and can't, there is no approach to emptiness outside the experience of it, and the living of it, within it, and from it. Hail! Good morning and a resounding Hail! to you, Joe. I hope this isn't off topic but I seem to remember seeing something about "Zen emptiness sickness" s...
by Crystal
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form
Replies: 28
Views: 755

Re: Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form

. So all this simply means is that there’s no disparity between conventional and ultimate reality, just kinda two sides of the same coin. Yes...and In his book "Essence of the Heart Sutra," the Dalai Lama states that the relative and ultimate truths about the nature of reality are known as "the two ...
by Crystal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 888
Views: 18638

Re: Nothing goes...

That must explain the calming effect you tend to have on me. https://cms.qz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/grin-e1493069410526.jpeg . Delighted to receive your kind comments! Perhaps this might be of additional help to you and your yellow friends above Train yourself not to clench or grind your tee...
by Crystal
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nothing goes...
Replies: 888
Views: 18638

Re: Nothing goes...

Don’t stare at it too long or you’ll go into a hypnotic trance be susceptible to suggestions. No need for candles, did I tell you I'm a qualified hypnotherapist? ....Relaaaax.......letting go....... ....feeling refreshed......... https://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/dazz/hypnotherapy.jpg https...
by Crystal
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Apparitions of Bodhisattva Kannon and Kōbun Chino Otogawa
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Why am I at this zen forum?

I wish you best of luck publishing your booklet about bringing peace to the world. The world could definitely use learning about a path to peace. Because of the ongoing powerful and rare experiences you have described, and against a background of practicing psychotherapy as a Licensed Clinical Soci...
by Crystal
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Zen Tradition and Innovation
Topic: metta practice
Replies: 37
Views: 1310

Re: metta practice

' I thought I'd share the Buddha's words about Metta practice in these two suttas: THE BLESSINGS OF LOVING KINDNESS (AN 11.16) If, O monks, the liberation of the mind by loving kindness is developed and cultivated, frequently practised, made one’s vehicle and foundation, firmly established, consolid...
by Crystal
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Welcome Clyde as a Moderator at Zen Space
Replies: 22
Views: 726

Re: Welcome Clyde as a Moderator at Zen Space

Welcome Clyde!

Dan...haven't you got rather a lot of forum staff (7) for 109 members ?

Each of the Dharma Wheel and Dhamma Wheel forums has the same total of 7 Admins and Mods for 9,309 members and 12,862 members !


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by Crystal
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: except for the jokes (maybe)
Replies: 38
Views: 1047

Re: except for the jokes (maybe)

Yes, I hear those aliens can be quite sexy :lol: http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--9CsmTKEt--/my6tsrwq5vyg16aeiwvg.gif One eye is an aquired flavour of yours? :lol: ............. https://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/dazz/completely_stupid_men.jpg
by Crystal
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hitler Sells But I’m Not Buying
Replies: 19
Views: 365

Re: Hitler Sells But I’m Not Buying

Dan74 wrote:
but the central point stands and it's an important one, IMO.
I agree.

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by Crystal
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hitler Sells But I’m Not Buying
Replies: 19
Views: 365

Re: Hitler Sells But I’m Not Buying

I think Brad makes a good point, and yet not. I posted this on his facebook ... What you write, Brad, has an important truth, but is also very dangerous. In this "if it bleeds it leads" 24-hour news cycle, stories are being written and pushed by both sides to get ratings. HOWEVER, you fail to menti...