Many koans or few koans?

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Re: Many koans or few koans?

Post by Enver M. » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:02 am

I give an account of only in judgment day.
jump to the water (how will you learn to swim)

This is Dogen's dropping off body and mind

In my words, Both Bull & Self Transcended

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Re: Many koans or few koans?

Post by Dan74 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:29 am

desert_woodworker wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:54 am
I agree with Meido, and with you. Don't be sorry. All's swell. Strong practice, --Joe
Kaya wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:43 am
desert_woodworker wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:13 am
"Start" there... . :namaste: --Joe
Kaya wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:00 am
...just to awaken is not sufficient.
Sorry, but I don't believe you have anything to teach, especially above Meido, or in general.
Seems to me, teaching is dangerous business, and on a forum, practically guaranteed to fail.

Sharing, on the other hand, is different.

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Re: Many koans or few koans?

Post by desert_woodworker » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:24 am

Dan, et al.,
Dan74 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:29 am
Seems to me, teaching is dangerous business, and on a forum, practically guaranteed to fail.

Sharing, on the other hand, is different.
Agreed!, Dan. Folks eventually catch on, here (I hope), and elsewhere, that this is a discussion site.

Granted, Teachers post and read here, too, but even then the thrust is discussion, and not preachy teaching. Thanks to all Teachers!

Of course, readers are welcome to take whatever appears here as a teaching, if we can do that for each other.

And, assuming that readers here have their own teachers in a formal and ongoing, involved sense, no harm done, then, I hope, in our sharing what's real, and true, for us, here. Caveat emptor, certainly! I hope we're Adults, mostly. ;)

To remain on-topic, vis-a-vis koans, I'll say, if 'you' work that way, great! You're blessed. "Seeing as how" it's a practice between a Teacher and a student... .

:namaste:

--Joe

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Re: Many koans or few koans?

Post by Kaya » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:36 pm

Enver M. wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:02 am
I give an account of only in judgment day.
To whom?

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Re: Many koans or few koans?

Post by Enver M. » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:19 pm

To whom?
My mom.
jump to the water (how will you learn to swim)

This is Dogen's dropping off body and mind

In my words, Both Bull & Self Transcended

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Re: Many koans or few koans?

Post by Kaya » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:53 pm

Güzel.

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Re: Many koans or few koans?

Post by Enver M. » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:09 am

are you turkish?
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Re: Many koans or few koans?

Post by Kaya » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:27 am

Enver M. wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:09 am
are you turkish?
No. I'm sure you probably look up many English words to converse here, and the least I can do is look up a Turkish word to convey to you exactly what I want to say..

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Re: Many koans or few koans?

Post by Enver M. » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:08 pm

Hmmm...i see
jump to the water (how will you learn to swim)

This is Dogen's dropping off body and mind

In my words, Both Bull & Self Transcended

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Re: Many koans or few koans?

Post by Enver M. » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:14 pm

Kaya wrote: My wish is that you fulfill and fully actualize your wish.
Thanks for your wish.
jump to the water (how will you learn to swim)

This is Dogen's dropping off body and mind

In my words, Both Bull & Self Transcended

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