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Nicholas
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Greetings all

Post by Nicholas » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:46 am

Been on Buddhist boards since the 90s, using Will or Skull or Nicholas. The last one is my actual name, so will use that here.

Took refuge under Master Hua in 1979, was (and am) a poor disciple - lazy, weak practice, too bookish. Also learned some from a couple of Geshes, the late T. Gyeltsen and Geshe L. Tsephel. Even volunteered when HHDL came to Los Angeles in 1979.

So plenty of good karma to have these radiant teachers; cannot say I have gained much merit. Although I have done some copy editing & proofing for Ven. Dharmamitra (aka Heng Shou).

Fond of theosophy of Blavatsky. It was her praise of Mahayana that encouraged me to find Master Hua.
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Greetings all

Post by bokki » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:44 am

welcome! Nicholas.
i bow!
it is so nice to see how this zen space is developing.
ill post some of my experiences later..im not such a good writer..
BUT
i have to say,
Meido posting here..
really makes me think that, u, el g
do not have to think of heavy rain..
we might have just found a big umbrella..
and the fire might, very soon become a
nonstopable bonfire.
my hope is, truly, that Meido can become
a/ the teacher in residence!
lets listen to him, and the comments and hopes he expressed!
friends, do not listen to my words,
they belong to the lounge.
but, i now have high hopes
4 this place.
Meido being here,
just a few posts, lol,
full teachings!!!

plz excuse me if im , again, not being in line.
but i am pleased. very much.
thats it.
thnx Nicholas.
b
Another log on the fire,
10,000 frogs singing in the rain,
burst into flames.
- Linda Anderson

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Re: Greetings all

Post by Dan74 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:26 am

Greetings, Nicholas!

Good to see you here and thank you for those resources links.

Hope we don't spend too much energy on the political threads - they are good for traffic, but not much else, IMO. But I could be wrong, of course.

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Re: Greetings all

Post by Nicholas » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:59 pm

el gatito wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:42 pm
Nicholas wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:46 am
Although I have done some copy editing & proofing for Ven. Dharmamitra (aka Heng Shou).
A ZFI member Huifeng (formerly OmegA) was running an educational topic there (on ZFI) on Ven. Dharmamitra translations of "Stopping and Seeing". Do you know Huifeng? Seems he is in Taiwan now.
Only thru swapping some emails or on Dharma Wheel. I notice he is using his lay name a lot now - Matt Orsborn - did he disrobe?
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Greetings all

Post by Dan74 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:29 pm

With his immense knowledge and rare mastery of Classical Buddhist Chinese, Ven Huifeng would be a real asset to this Forum.

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Re: Ven Huifeng

Post by Wayfarer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:18 am

I saw Huifeing today, at the MITRA conference in Sydney. He has disrobed and returned to lay life but is still teaching under his birth name, Matt Orsborn. I didn’t get a chance to speak with him personally, but when he was asked from the floor why he had left the Order, he responded that he felt unable to continue to meet the very high standards that were demanded, and could serve better as a lay teacher.

(I also attended a talk where Ven. Sujato launched Sutra Central. I’ve been a member there for a while but I really hadn’t realised what a great piece of work it is.)
The most important thing is not at all important.

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Re: Fare Thee Well

Post by Nicholas » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:56 pm

Not been very active here, too much of what Master Hua called 'head talking Zen', which often devolves into heat not light.

Anyway, I am too foolish to be of help - so Fare Thee Well all - may bodhicitta guide you always!
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Fare Thee Well

Post by Laysitter » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:45 pm

Nicholas wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:56 pm
. . . too much of what Master Hua called 'head talking Zen', which often devolves into heat not light.
I'm with you...

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Re: Fare Thee Well

Post by desert_woodworker » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:09 am

Nicholas wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:56 pm
- so Fare Thee Well all -
73,

--... ...--

--Joe

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Re: Fare Thee Well

Post by Dan74 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:59 am

Laysitter wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:45 pm
Nicholas wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:56 pm
. . . too much of what Master Hua called 'head talking Zen', which often devolves into heat not light.
I'm with you...
Dear Laysitter,


Gandhi comes to mind: "Be the change you want to see.."


This is such a small place, every member makes a difference. And we are basically just a sum of our few members. Why slam the door when you could share in a positive way?


I look forward to it.


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Re: Greetings all

Post by lindama » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:16 am

:bow2: Wise words Dan

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