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by reiun
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: in defense
Replies: 60
Views: 878

Re: in defense

The question was very simple and straight - Are zen teachers awakened? Isn't it? I gave the answer - NO. Then in the course of the discussion i gave the reason why I think NO. There were many yes/no other posts. In the meantime I got a few private massages, some pretty abusive. Probably I have offe...
by reiun
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 225
Views: 5381

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

When I did Mu, the whole universe was Mu. When I went to the toilet, the whole universe followed me to the toilet. Whatever I do, the whole universe does the same, no gap at all - when I shout "aaaah", the whole universe is just "aaaah" - no gap, no separation, just oneness. The whole universe is j...
by reiun
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 225
Views: 5381

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

this drama does not happen anymore, bottom dropping out - it comes from very old texts of Chinese masters who came over to Japan in Kamakura era. today it is much less dramatic, since the power of practice is very weak in comparison with the oldies. Today it is enough to have just some intuition an...
by reiun
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 225
Views: 5381

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

Especially under the circumstance when the student is in the room with the teacher, and the student passes Mu and has that "bottom drops out" moment, this drama does not happen anymore, bottom dropping out - it comes from very old texts of Chinese masters who came over to Japan in Kamakura era. tod...
by reiun
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 225
Views: 5381

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

LastLegend wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:06 pm
Teacher is lazy. Then I personally can’t have such teacher because I am lazy.
Maybe try making a personal vow to address your weakness?
by reiun
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 225
Views: 5381

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

This is a question for Zen students (not Zen teachers nor about other traditions, only those that follow from Bodhidharma). Is it your understanding that all Zen teachers have had an awakening (commonly expressed in Zen as “seeing one’s true nature”) though to varying degrees? It’s my understanding...
by reiun
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3095
Views: 333920

Re: Music time

by reiun
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Zen/Attain True Self
Replies: 33
Views: 786

Re: Zen/Attain True Self

What about a 5 minute meditation that has been called quiet observation? Just being aware of the mind and allowing it to be free during sitting. Surely that can't be too harmful? I am not a licensed professional, or a teacher, so I am not able to advise you. If you are concerned about your prescrip...
by reiun
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Zen/Attain True Self
Replies: 33
Views: 786

Re: Zen/Attain True Self

Meido roshi's book is The Rinzai Zen Way. It has excellent instruction on how to do zazen. I just read the Emptiness thread discussion between you and Grigoris. He was most compassionate to reinforce med compliance. Also, looking inward may be problematic if you are carrying a diagnosis right now. P...
by reiun
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Zen/Attain True Self
Replies: 33
Views: 786

Re: Zen/Attain True Self

boda wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:50 am
shanyin wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:07 am
Can someone explain what one's true self is?
Realize emptiness, to put it simply.
Exactly. True self is Buddha nature, realized through kensho. Do zazen! And please try to find a teacher. (Here we have Meido roshi.)
by reiun
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Soto zen and problem of satori
Replies: 43
Views: 2000

Re: Soto zen and problem of satori

In dokusan when it was still practiced in soto zen in Japan, even while doing shikan taza one had to give answers to koans or difficult questions, which were used to penetrate depth of disciple's samadhi or realisation and it forced practitoners to work hard in zazen, giving their all to it. So nic...
by reiun
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Hara Tanzan
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Hara Tanzan

Hara Tanzan roshi (1819-1892) was a great zen master in the XIXth century. Abbot of Daiyuzan Saijoji, the third important soto zen monastery in Japan. He was famous for being the first teacher at Tokyo uni teaching Indian philosophy. In zen he was well known for publishing very detailed instruction...
by reiun
Sun May 31, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment

Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)

https://fpmt.org/centers/
by reiun
Sat May 30, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?
Replies: 67
Views: 1749

Re: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?

If emptiness was the cure then all phenomena (including all beings), due to the fact that they lack inherent nature, would be liberated. But they are not. Buddha nature is the inherent nature which exists in all beings. Hi Spike, I've been enjoying your contributions to recent threads. As we're in ...
by reiun
Sat May 30, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3095
Views: 333920

Re: Music time

"It is the evening of the day,
. . .
I sit and watch as Tears Go By"

by reiun
Sat May 30, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3095
Views: 333920

Re: Music time



by reiun
Sat May 30, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?
Replies: 67
Views: 1749

Re: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?

If emptiness was the cure then all phenomena (including all beings), due to the fact that they lack inherent nature, would be liberated. But they are not. Buddha nature is the inherent nature which exists in all beings. Yeah, but that really doesn’t mean much. All fire is hot, so what? Buddhanature...
by reiun
Sat May 30, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?
Replies: 67
Views: 1749

Re: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?

Grigoris wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:00 pm
If emptiness was the cure then all phenomena (including all beings), due to the fact that they lack inherent nature, would be liberated. But they are not.
Buddha nature is the inherent nature which exists in all beings.
by reiun
Thu May 28, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: 山端 (大道) 法玄 Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935-)
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: 山端 (大道) 法玄 Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935-)

Matylda wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:01 pm
So you have quite an experience - like over 40 years in zen centers of America.
Not "in"! But in-cluding
by reiun
Wed May 27, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: 山端 (大道) 法玄 Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935-)
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: 山端 (大道) 法玄 Yamahata (Daidō) Hōgen (1935-)

Life Koan excerpt: "for seven years, I wondered around from monastery to monastery, from master to master, mainly staying at monasteries of the Rinzai sect - Kamakura, Kyoto, Kyushu . . . " Koan study is mostly associated with the Rinzai school, and Mu koan is what I wished to highlight. Yes you ar...

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