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by KeithA
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Greatest Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers alive
Replies: 15
Views: 686

Re: Greatest Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers alive

Shunryu Suzuki reportedly remarked:
There are, strictly speaking, no enlightened people, there is only enlightened activity.
:thumbsup:
by KeithA
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2320

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

Nemo wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:36 am
Talking about genuine spirituality in Abrahamic religions is like me talking about the amazing academic training I received in the army.
Hmm...imo, this a sadly mistaken view. And, I was in the Army! lol!
by KeithA
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Three Haikus
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Three Haikus

Something came to me today and I figured I might share it: Thus come, thus gone, he, who has neither came nor went, enthroned in man’s breath, he, like the turtle, withdraws six appendages and is clothed in light illuminating the unilluminated with three shining cures. -Caoimhghín 2019 I'm not a po...
by KeithA
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan
Replies: 36
Views: 861

Re: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan

When I first saw this thread, I thought "geez, maybe we could throw some sledge hammers in the crates too". But, Grigoris wrote: National treasures belong in their countries of origin, if they are destroyed there then that is just another instance of impermanence. Polemics of the thread aside, I am...
by KeithA
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan
Replies: 36
Views: 861

Re: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan

When I first saw this thread, I thought "geez, maybe we could throw some sledge hammers in the crates too". But, Grigoris wrote: National treasures belong in their countries of origin, if they are destroyed there then that is just another instance of impermanence. Polemics of the thread aside, I am ...
by KeithA
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2320

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

A short exposure to Catholic/Protestant contemplatives and the their practices used to handle and compose the mind shows we have more in common than may be evident, particularly when viewing the question from a belief perspective. Agree. I had no idea, not being raised Christian, until I was asked ...
by KeithA
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2670

Re: Antifa at it again

Source of the pic please? I believe it's called "photoshop" ;) A Google search shows that it is a Leftist militia located in the Puget Sound area, state of Washington. Yup, I stand corrected. They are part of group called "Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club". Their facebook page gives this description...
by KeithA
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2670

Re: Antifa at it again

I would be very surprised if Antifa members didn't have access to weapons. So why don't they use them? Because they're not the monsters you seem to think they are. When you demonize/attack the people fighting fascists/Nazis, at best you're ignorant, at worst you're actively defending Nazis. Plently...
by KeithA
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2670

Re: Antifa at it again

Where there are fascists, there will be anti-fascists...seems pretty ordinary.
by KeithA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to develop Bodhicitta?
Replies: 28
Views: 1009

Re: How to develop Bodhicitta?

I want to generate Bodhicitta but I don't know how to do that since I come from a Theravada background (now following Mahayana and Vajrayana as well). Could you recommend any materials on Bodhicitta? Thank you. A good friend was once asked "where does suffering come from?" He answered: from "I want...
by KeithA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Zen Practice

That said, I am curious as to what Zen "practice" typically looks like. The concept of "practice" feels almost forced - in other words, trying to grasp by "doing". Thus, I am curious if anyone has any input as to what practice typically looks like and perhaps resources to start with to approach thi...
by KeithA
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: What appeals to you about the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: What appeals to you about the Lotus Sutra?

I am curious to why are you conflicted? I probably shouldn't say... :emb: But I'll say it. To put it politely, the text doesn't seem to teach very much other than how great the text itself is. Admittedly, I haven't read all of it. Maybe I wasn't patient enough. Thanks for posting this thread, Tony....
by KeithA
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?
Replies: 30
Views: 908

Re: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?

You know, all the white privilege/shaming stuff going on these days. Should I be ashamed for choosing my own skin color? What other folks think of me is none of my business. :) I acknowledge fully and without doubt, that my whiteness accords me privileges and treatment not afforded to non-white peo...
by KeithA
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 23
Views: 680

Re: Chess

I play on LiChess. My main motivation is not get beat by my kid, and am a 1500ish player over the board. I love the the history of chess and the fact there is zero luck in chess. All the moves are sitting right there. :)
by KeithA
Tue May 21, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hot Sauces
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Hot Sauces

Weird random fact - I had a locker in high school next to Dave, of the hot sauce company. :) edit - hmm, wrong Dave. I know the one I knew had a hot sauce company, but the website says otherwise. :shrug: I keep red and green Tabasco and a bottle of Louisiana on my stove. Love me some chipotle powde...
by KeithA
Sun May 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hot Sauces
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Hot Sauces

Nothing beats gochu jang for me...but I feel like that’s a different topic,
by KeithA
Sun May 19, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hot Sauces
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Hot Sauces

Who else here is a hot sauce fan? My husband and I got into them because of Hot Ones, then the Heatonist site. They're a really easy way to add flavor to food :twothumbsup: The biggest discovery for me has been how peppers are like wines, with some dry and crisp like the ghost pepper, and others wa...
by KeithA
Sat May 04, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Yun Men Master, Guo Gu Roshi, a simple question:
Replies: 32
Views: 1904

Re: Yun Men Master, Guo Gu Roshi, a simple question:

bokki wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:33 pm
Yun Men Master, Guo Gu Roshi, a simple question:

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

what do you all think?
guo gu
from a brother site..

soo , would you say something, in reply, what do you think????
Things come and go...
by KeithA
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Kwan Um School of Zen
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: Kwan Um School of Zen

Kwan Um is Western Zen with Korean roots. Our founder was a Chogye monastic, but he did not force his tradition on the students he came in contact with. Okay thanks. Is Chogye practiced in Korea significantly different to the Kwan Um School of Zen practice? In their introductory book, it looked lik...

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