zen space open/receptive

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by Larry » Sun May 31, 2020 4:09 pm

fuki wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 12:32 pm
P22's Park
:D

Has anyone seen the park keeper? :D

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by fuki » Sun May 31, 2020 4:25 pm

Larry wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 4:09 pm
fuki wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 12:32 pm
P22's Park
:D

Has anyone seen the park keeper? :D
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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by avisitor » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:37 am

Is this place a space for talking about Zen and Zen practice??
Free wheeling?
Are the teachers invite back??

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by fuki » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:45 am

avisitor wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:37 am
Is this place a space for talking about Zen and Zen practice??
yes
Free wheeling?
yes
Are the teachers invite back??
yes

I mean it's "fuki's place" :D

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by Larry » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:59 am

fuki wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:45 am
avisitor wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:37 am
Is this place a space for talking about Zen and Zen practice??
yes
Free wheeling?
yes
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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by jundocohen » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:26 am

Are we allowed to start new threads here, or only Fuki can, Fuki? :D

Gassho, Jundo

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by Turtle Clan » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:04 am

jundocohen wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:26 am
Are we allowed to start new threads here, or only Fuki can, Fuki? :D

Gassho, Jundo
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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by jundocohen » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:25 am

Yes, I know where the button should be (I have a phpBB forum myself), but it ain't there in my case.

Perhaps some of us are of the buttoned class, and some of us are the buttonless. :114:

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by el gatito » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:24 am

The above screenshot is surreal. It is showing the "login" link and the "new topic" button on the same screen.

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by Larry » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:45 am

Loving the new buttoned unbuttoned surreal Zen Space :D

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by fuki » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:45 am

That's weird -for Jundo that is- :shock:
forwarded it to Clyde in pm perhaps he knows/can fix.

Nice Enso screenshot there TC :lol:

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by fuki » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:48 am

Larry wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:45 am
Loving the new buttoned unbuttoned surreal Zen Space :D
King Edward VII style :D

ps since we're on the urgent subject of zen space's dress code or "lack" thereof 🙃
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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by fuki » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:01 am

jundocohen wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:25 am
Yes, I know where the button should be (I have a phpBB forum myself), but it ain't there in my case.

Perhaps some of us are of the buttoned class, and some of us are the buttonless. :114:
ps I notice on a phone you first have to (below) enter fuki's place and then the button's there like in the screenshot, it's not there if in "recent topics"

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by jundocohen » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:58 pm

fuki wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:01 am
jundocohen wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:25 am
Yes, I know where the button should be (I have a phpBB forum myself), but it ain't there in my case.

Perhaps some of us are of the buttoned class, and some of us are the buttonless. :114:
ps I notice on a phone you first have to (below) enter fuki's place and then the button's there like in the screenshot, it's not there if in "recent topics"
Found it! That was the ticket. Mystery solved. Thank you.

In second place for mysteries solved this week ....

Half the matter in the universe was missing. Scientists just found it hiding in the cosmos

In the late 1990s, cosmologists made a prediction about how much ordinary matter there should be in the universe. About 5%, they estimated, should be regular stuff with the rest a mixture of dark matter and dark energy. But when cosmologists counted up everything they could see or measure at the time, they came up short. By a lot.

The sum of all the ordinary matter that cosmologists measured only added up to about half of the 5% what was supposed to be in the universe.

This is known as the "missing baryon problem" and for over 20 years, cosmologists like us looked hard for this matter without success.

It took the discovery of a new celestial phenomenon and entirely new telescope technology, but earlier this year, our team finally found the missing matter.

... In 2007, an entirely unanticipated opportunity appeared. Duncan Lorimer, an astronomer at the University of West Virginia, reported the serendipitous discovery of a cosmological phenomenon known as a fast radio burst (FRB). FRBs are extremely brief, highly energetic pulses of radio emissions. Cosmologists and astronomers still don't know what creates them, but they seem to come from galaxies far, far away.

As these bursts of radiation traverse the universe and pass through gasses and the theorized WHIM, they undergo something called dispersion.

The initial mysterious cause of these FRBs lasts for less a thousandth of a second and all the wavelengths start out in a tight clump. If someone was lucky enough — or unlucky enough — to be near the spot where an FRB was produced, all the wavelengths would hit them simultaneously.

But when radio waves pass through matter, they are briefly slowed down. The longer the wavelength, the more a radio wave "feels" the matter. Think of it like wind resistance. A bigger car feels more wind resistance than a smaller car.

The "wind resistance" effect on radio waves is incredibly small, but space is big. By the time an FRB has traveled millions or billions of light-years to reach Earth, dispersion has slowed the longer wavelengths so much that they arrive nearly a second later than the shorter wavelengths.

Therein lay the potential of FRBs to weigh the universe's baryons, an opportunity we recognized on the spot. By measuring the spread of different wavelengths within one FRB, we could calculate exactly how much matter — how many baryons — the radio waves passed through on their way to Earth.

... By mid-July 2019, we had detected five more events — enough to perform the first search for the missing matter. Using the dispersion measures of these six FRBs, we were able to make a rough calculation of how much matter the radio waves passed through before reaching earth.

We were overcome by both amazement and reassurance the moment we saw the data fall right on the curve predicted by the 5% estimate. We had detected the missing baryons in full, solving this cosmological riddle and putting to rest two decades of searching.

https://www.livescience.com/missing-bar ... osmos.html
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Gassho, J

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by Larry » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:05 pm

What a bary on :D

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by Larry » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:11 pm

fuki wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:48 am
since we're on the urgent subject of zen space's dress code or "lack" thereof 🙃
:lol:

I know the punchline feeling :102: :lol:

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by Crystal » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:48 pm

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Helloooo! I had stopped looking in because it got so very dull here ....and now its changed completely!

Hope everyone is ok in these difficult times around the world at the moment.

Crystal :110:

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by Larry » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:52 pm

:109:

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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by fuki » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:27 pm

Crystal :D

Hope you're well too, stay safe and stay bored :lol:
Buddhism is boring;
[SPOILER]
“When your study of Buddhism is through, 
you find you haven’t anything new.”

~Bankei

There are no religions where we’re going
after death, so why indulge them here?

Not to cast undue aspersions,
but religions mostly are perversions.

Two or three are always warring,
but then there is Buddhism –

Buddhism is boring.

Buddhism is mostly about consciousness,
but consciousness itself is mostly stressful
(and if truth be told, fundamentally tedious).

Boredom is consciousness modifying itself
endlessly, for the sake of endless modification.

Ho Hum. Hum drum. Dum de dum dum . . .

Boredom can never transcend itself —
not by inference, accident, or incident.

If we imagine there is a “beyond consciousness”,
that thought is in consciousness, and boring.

It’s been said by Buddhists that
to study Buddhism is to study the self,
but what could be more tiresome?

To study the self is to forget the self —
that’s just how boring it can be!

Form,
Sensation,
Perception,
Mental Formation,
Consciousness —

boring or not, these 5 aggregates
are my favorite fantasy playground.

Still, in a ceaseless game of names
with no players, what’s in a name?

“Self” or “not-self” –
who gives a prajna paramita?

This manifesto has yet to be moderated.
If I were to really say it, nothing would change.

Paradoxically, nothing stays the same.
That’s enough for direct introductions.

There, I’ve said it!

Buddhist practice is first to stop.

Don’t move!

That’s the compassionate thing to do.
Compassion is simply to watch
where you’re going.

You’re going nowhere.

That is realization, even though
there is nothing to realize.

Right now, just sit.

It won’t hurt anybody.
“Anybody” is in consciousness.

If you believe there is anybody
beyond consciousness, that belief
is in consciousness (and boring).

Meanwhile, whether it exists or not,
the whole phenomenal world is
alive with the sound of music.

Maybe the music is extra,
but whatever it is, it is not Buddhist,
not boring, not greedy, envious, or deluded.

It’s not an inference or direct realization,
not a conception nor perception,
not anything special or not.

This whatever it is – nothing in particular —
just quiescently rests in serene moderation,
right on the verge of a lyrical extinction.

Nirvana means extinction.
Hey, here’s a tune:

“Gone, gone, gone beyond.
Gone beyond the beyond.”

Gone fishing.

Master says: “Sit and fish.”

Yes, just sit. Sit and sit
in your own fishing pit.

Here’s the best tool
in your karma repair kit:

be bored.

Be bored of all strategies,
schemes and methods, all religions,
philosophies, and paths up a mountain
that promise a trip to the best fishing hole.

Be bored for the sake of all sentience,
for the merciful sake of all bored fishes
for goodness gracious, tightly wrapped up
in sutra scrolls, awaiting a nice hot hibachi,
some dark sesame oil and a rich soy sauce,
perhaps with an Asahi, or two, or three.

Real practice is not some big excitement.

It’s not about seeking elsewhere,
nor scouting for some other fabled place
in space or time to cast a virtual story line;
just enjoying the fishing thing, the skandhas
and whatnot, the quintessential aspect of boring
Buddhism, the dream of fish grilled beyond thought,
beyond any comprehension of the intellect, beyond any
person or thing with a name of form – Awareness Itself:

nothing in particular, not this or that, just what it is,
what it was and will be, like letting the dog
out to pee, for ever and ever, beyond
no and never. Amen.

~Bob O'Hearn
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Re: zen space open/receptive

Post by avisitor » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:36 pm

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