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by Crystal
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 398

Re: What is "enlightenment"

So, I reread those suttas and did a search for “unbinding" on accesstoinsight.org and found there are many suttas that use the term. Good Dharma reading! Hi Clyde, I was inspired by you mentioning suttas and had a look at some again myself. I think this passage spoken by the Buddha in Ud 1.10 gives...
by Crystal
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 398

Re: What is "enlightenment"

Thanks for the quote Seeker242, I haven't read the Lankavatara Sutra before, now its on my "to do" list ! _/|\_ Great Sutra. One of my favorites. :D Bodhidharma himself was said to be a "Lankavatara master" and is said to have personally passed a copy to his successor, commenting that It contains t...
by Crystal
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 398

Re: What is "enlightenment"

Enlightenment, nirvana, awakening, unbinding, cessation, suchness, thusness, unveiling, etc. All just different fingers pointing at the same thing! Crystal, The recently late Bernie Glassman Roshi used to say that, " Saying that you can't express something is a cop-out. If you really understand or ...
by Crystal
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 398

Re: What is "enlightenment"

Crystal, We find that the Zen Buddhist school represents itself as a "pointer". Usually there is no "describing". "Zen Buddhism" says it is not "the Teaching School", i.e., "not the school of the Arhats". Describing paints a picture, while Zen Buddhist practice is not dependent on words, nor on pic...
by Crystal
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 398

Re: What is "enlightenment"

This article has some very good quotes on the subject: https://tomdas.com/2016/10/28/buddhism-how-enlightenment-happens/ Hmmm, who is "Tom Das" ? I'm very skeptical of people I've never heard of on the internet saying "You can hear me talk about my ‘awakening’ here" .... Perhaps its because I've ne...
by Crystal
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism in the news . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Buddhism in the news . . .

There was also this report on 20th December:

U.S. authorities looking into misconduct allegations at Shambhala retreat

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-sco ... -1.4955867

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by Crystal
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is "enlightenment"
Replies: 35
Views: 398

Re: What is "enlightenment"

I think in the Pali Canon enlightenment (Nibbana/Nirvana) is described as the complete quenching of greed, hatred, and delusion, and as having the qualities of universal love, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity and wisdom. In Tibetan Buddhism its described as having an understanding of the true...
by Crystal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 98
Views: 737

Re: Off Topic

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by Crystal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 327
Views: 10106

Re: Music

by Crystal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoon Space
Replies: 72
Views: 2090

Re: Cartoon Space

desert_woodworker wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:43 am
Funny, when references or associations are all mixed-around, mixed-up, especially to the third-degree, as here. --Joe
Larry wrote:On Facebook usually attributed to Buddha

There's a "Fake Buddha quotes" website:

https://fakebuddhaquotes.com/all-fake-buddha-quotes/


_/|\_
by Crystal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 337
Views: 14105

Re: Dreams

I think I mentioned somewhere previously that I don't dream - and that's all I want to say about it, other than although I've been a long term Vajrayana practitioner I've never tried practising "Dream Yoga". Arguing about whether I've actually forgotten about the dreams or not, or looking for scient...
by Crystal
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 98
Views: 737

Re: Off Topic

by Crystal
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1386

Re: Dear Members

desert_woodworker wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:11 pm
fuki wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:38 pm
I never saw anyone who didn't have a "heart of gold", even the most demonic deluded minds do.
Off topic, but Neil Young sings a good song about it, included on his "Harvest" LP record album released February 1, 1972. ;) Cheers, --Joe




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by Crystal
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Apologies

Dan74 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Crystal, Jundo is no demon to me. Far from it.
Its our inner demons that can sometimes be the problem, Dan.


_/|\_
by Crystal
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Apologies

Crystal wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:13 pm
sometimes our imaginary demons can be revealed as being great friends.

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by Crystal
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Apologies

That said, I am still not sure what makes a good vibrant Zen forum. My guess is that it needs a critical mass of Zen people of substance who while being primarily focused on Zen, are relaxed, welcoming and don't take too much oxygen. They also need to have the time to post regularly and maintain an...
by Crystal
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1386

Re: Dear Members

desert_woodworker wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:12 pm

I hope to goodness that Jundo Roshi's health is better, and is now strong, and that he and his family have a fine year in 2019, and beyond.
I'll second that, Joe. _/|\_


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by Crystal
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 337
Views: 14105

Re: photographs you have made.

Hi Joe,

I don't dream ...but I hasten to add that it doesn't mean I'm claiming to be "awakened"!


Be well and happy,


~ Crystal.

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by Crystal
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 90
Views: 1386

Re: Dear Members

I think its very sad that first Jundo was removed - and now Meido and Guo Gu have had to go too . I also think it will be a wasted space if this place turns into either a chaotic free-for-all, or a website where 2 or 3 people end up clearly dominating the various forums in it, but not necessarily be...
by Crystal
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joe is a Funny Person
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: Joe is a Funny Person

Wondering now if Dogen should have been in the Soto forum :lol: Got it! the perks of not trying to figure anything out and "patience" out of the blue a birdie told me, thanks! :lol: Joe Person is a funny! If Joe would be Icelandic and had a son his last name would be Personson, or a daughter Person...