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by KeithA
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 394

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: 272

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: 272

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: 272

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: 1714

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: 1049

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...
by KeithA
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Is relative truth nullified in higher stages of Chan / Zen?
Replies: 20
Views: 768

Re: Is relative truth nullified in higher stages of Chan / Zen?

To be honest, I haven’t read this thread thoroughly, but my own gut reaction is that there are no levels or higher stages. There is a state of delusion or there is a state of enlightenment. Full stop.

_/|\_
Keith
by KeithA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Kwan Um School of Zen
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

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.
by KeithA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dilemma of Privilege
Replies: 30
Views: 863

Re: The Dilemma of Privilege

Privileged? This too, shall pass. Some old Zen guy (who may or may not have actually existed) had something to say about that: ...If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it’s the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past. When conditions change, it ends. Why delight In...
by KeithA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths are
Replies: 41
Views: 1342

Re: The Four Noble Truths are

I am sure there are many ways to say the same thing differently. :) And that's wonderful, isn't it? Thank you. I think so. There are those take a very narrow view, and see differences everywhere they look. Others prefer a more wide approach and can find the Dharma almost anywhere. Both approaches h...
by KeithA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths are
Replies: 41
Views: 1342

Re: The Four Noble Truths are

Very interesting. In Zen, or at least half of Zen, doubt is considered essential. I have always thought that was the wrong word, though. Doubt in the Zen sense does not mean skepticism at all. Rather, it is a deep sense of inquiry. It strikes me as rather difficult to practice on the basis of pure ...
by KeithA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Piercing the empty sky
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Piercing the empty sky

More sky talk:

As long as I don’t aim I won’t miss.
With the catalpa bow, I shoot an arrow toward the open sky.

Ryokan (Tanahashi trans.)
by KeithA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths are
Replies: 41
Views: 1342

Re: The Four Noble Truths are

When cured already found , just swallow it . Doubt is necessary though . Through investigation doubt is cleared then faith come . Faith perseverance mindfulness concentration wisdom . Only1in a million if to achieve liberation without a teacher guidance . Doubt is not necessary. Quite the contrary,...
by KeithA
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: If all is mind then how is Zen not monistic?
Replies: 22
Views: 1051

Re: If all is mind then how is Zen not monistic?

CASE 30: Mind is Buddha Case: Daibai asked Baso in all earnestness, “What is Buddha?” Baso answered, “Mind is Buddha.” Mumon's Commentary: If you grasp it on the spot, you wear Buddha's clothes, eat Buddha's food, speak Buddha's words, do Buddha's deeds; you are Buddha himself. Though this may be s...
by KeithA
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 80
Views: 2431

Re: Dharma Ending Age

Right after making it up as you go along. Keep clutching those words and letters. That list is why women are repressed, minorities persecuted, etc. etc. in certain Buddhist cultures. Fortunately, the Buddha taught us about suffering and the end of suffering. That is accomplished through direct perc...
by KeithA
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 80
Views: 2431

Re: Dharma Ending Age

Well Wisher wrote: I believe basic common sense and universal virtues are much better guides to go by than adhering to orthodox doomsday prophecies. Nowadays I believe objective-realism is a better alternative than doomsday prophet pessimism. Agree, particularly when the Dharma is being twisted to o...
by KeithA
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and patriotism
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: Zen and patriotism

To be honest, “patriots “ scare the crap out of me. For me the problem with patriotism is not so much the "loving where you are from" bit , but the "hating where everybody else is from" aspect. Most so-called patriots are at best parochialists and at worst nationalists. Agreed. As you said above, a...
by KeithA
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and patriotism
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: Zen and patriotism

Is Zen Buddhism compatible with patriotism: after all, in the Buddhism context, patriotism is only a kind of affection? P.S. Did Zen Buddhists participate in the Second World War? As human beings? of course they are... most Americn zen buddhist whom I met, were very much patriots. Very American wha...
by KeithA
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 80
Views: 2431

Re: Dharma Ending Age

Scriptural literalism is the worst. Ugh. :roll: Right after making it up as you go along. Keep clutching those words and letters. That list is why women are repressed, minorities persecuted, etc. etc. in certain Buddhist cultures. Fortunately, the Buddha taught us about suffering and the end of suf...
by KeithA
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 80
Views: 2431

Re: Dharma Ending Age

Yavana wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:17 pm
:?:
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:49 am
KeithA wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:47 am
big yawn...the Dharma doesn't care about that stuff :zzz:
Sorry to wake you, return to sleep.
:good:

It's right in front of us and so many refuse to see it.

Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
:namaste:
Scriptural literalism is the worst. Ugh. :roll:

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