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by Larryo
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 95045

Re: Yes or No ...

:heart:
by Larryo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 95045

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes, thanks for asking. I'm fine. I go into phases where too much posting online becomes addictive. I used to disappear from ZFI for years sometimes. I have a good feedback system. I get too excited, too much dopamine, too much adrenaline then insomnia = time for read only rehab :smile: Do you think...
by Larryo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 95045

Re: Yes or No ...

yes & no. only in read only rehab.

do i have to ask a question?
by Larryo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 5443

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

Oh Dear! I knew I'd put my foot in it sooner or later :smile: It was something I intuitively felt at the time. Over 35 years ago. Not something that was demanded. And I did say I was young, naive & lucky. In retrospect, I'm glad I took that approach. And, yes, it was outside standard Buddhist practi...
by Larryo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 134
Views: 25758

Re: Word Association Game

gone
by Larryo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 5443

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

KeithA wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:45 am
I will completely cop to being the sort of practitioner who sees the teacher in the "good friend" model, not an infallible person worthy of selfless devotion.
I always found total Surrender to my teacher very useful. But, generally speaking, not without dangers. I guess I was young, naive & lucky.
by Larryo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 95045

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes. Mould.

Do you miss the Eunso?
by Larryo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 95045

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes. Still got rebellious daddy issues in my 60's :rolleye:

Repressed childhood anger, manifesting as passive aggressive humour, disguised as crazy wisdom. It's a massive blindspot :jumping:

Is it good to be normal?
by Larryo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 5443

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

My primary teacher was a Taoist Master. Even I didn't know it at the time. She gave me mostly "Zen" because that was how I framed my questions. She flipped me over with a Live Koan :smile:
by Larryo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen rocks in the desert
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: Zen rocks in the desert

KeithA wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:12 am
but I am pretty boring by nature. :shrug:
The Extraordinary Ordinary :smile:
by Larryo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1014
Views: 95045

Re: Yes or No ...

Only when eating Pedigree Chum

Is fun just as important as seriousness?

Is that question too serious?

Can I ask three questions?
by Larryo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 2712

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

If tea is not your thing, how about a fire poker? ;) Reminding Meido could be dangerous :jedi: Especially if he meets any Zennies who.... fall into a kind of gentle, New Age guru meets Protestant minister meets psychotherapist, very spiritual way of speaking, using all the right catchwords :jumping:
by Larryo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: “My Three Years on the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board: a Brief Reflection”
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: “My Three Years on the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board: a Brief Reflection”

Lindama wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:15 am
it is both empowered and vulnerable in one breath.
Like Life and Death itself. A Wonderful paradox!
by Larryo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Forum International status
Replies: 62
Views: 6346

Re: Zen Forum International

el g also posted today.... "Just sent mail to Gregory offering to answer questions and possibly work together towards resolving technical problems (including possible migration of the ZFI forum to a better and cheaper host, and/or attempting to rescue the main database, either partially or in full)....
by Larryo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 2712

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

English Breakfast for me please :smile:
by Larryo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Forum International status
Replies: 62
Views: 6346

Re: Zen Forum International

There's another update at zenspace.tk
by Larryo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 168
Views: 6950

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

Just to keep everyone up to date....desert_woodworker is now posting at zenspace.tk
by Larryo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 168
Views: 6950

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

But where could his dust collect? :tongue:

It's party time! :rolleye: :woohoo:
by Larryo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 168
Views: 6950

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

As others have said, many thanks for your warm welcome.

:anjali:
Larryo wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:34 pm
Visiting someone else's house, I'm on my best behaviour :smile:
Having said that, I did once get thrown out of the house of a Zen monk. But that's another story :smile:
by Larryo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 168
Views: 6950

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

one thing i cant understand, tho, is why live words and dharma combat are immediately sanctioned. also, rinzai is famous for such, as well as many other masters. how come we are silent, and react negatively to any question, disagreement, or provocation? if a short kyosaku has been broken on your ba...

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