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by bodom
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Platform Sutra
Replies: 47
Views: 5288

Re: The Platform Sutra

I have Red Pines line by line translation and would be happy to post sections if needed.

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Platform Sutra
Replies: 47
Views: 5288

Re: The Platform Sutra

So when do we start?

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Platform Sutra
Replies: 47
Views: 5288

Re: The Platform Sutra

My favorite Mahayana sutra. I enjoy Red Pines translation. Im in.

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: The Beginners Guide to Zen Buddhism?
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: The Beginners Guide to Zen Buddhism?

I agree Shunryu Suzuki is not for begginers. It may be that this is the first zen book a majority of people read but the first time i read it i didnt feel that i understood zen any better than before i picked it up. Once one has got a good grasp on what the zen tradition is about then one can retur...
by bodom
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: The Beginners Guide to Zen Buddhism?
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: The Beginners Guide to Zen Buddhism?

I'm going to have to respectfully disagree. I really like Shunryu Suzuki's writing, dont get me wrong, but as a beginners book I don't see enough nuts and bolts stuff in any of his books. For Rinzai Zen I would choose Zen Training by Omori Sogen. On the soto side i'd go with Opening the Hand of Tho...
by bodom
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Heart Sutra
Replies: 15
Views: 1883

Re: Heart Sutra

My understanding of the Heart Sutra according to Red Pines commentary was that it was composed to correct Sariputtas misunderstanding of the Abhidhamma.

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: importance of posture for zazen
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

importance of posture for zazen

I have sat insight meditation for the past few years and have grown comfortable with the eyes closed, right hand in left hand posture. I would like to try sitting zazen and understand that there is great importance placed on the posture used in zazen such as sitting with left hand in right using the...