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by White Lotus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 17
Views: 172

Re: All is One

"One is all, All is one. If Thusness is ably realized, why worry you as unperfected." [v34 -45. The Faith Mind Maxim. P.127 Three Chan Classics, BDK English Tripitaka]. i appreciate that we should not cling to anything. However, we are 1. :reading:
by White Lotus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 17
Views: 172

Re: All is One

Astus, it is possible that Seng Tsan's teaching was provisional? Is there no room for further future clarification of the Dharma? Is it possible the Ekayana is revealing itself again having been forgotten? I think i might be onto something. I just can't get away from it! :?:
by White Lotus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 17
Views: 172

Re: All is One

Thank you Astus for the Third Patriarch's quote. Bowing before him now begging him for wisdom and clear understanding of the Dharma. That i may see the error in my thought. Tom.
by White Lotus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 17
Views: 172

Re: All is One

There is no arising and yet we call this dependence. Apparent arising is 1. Immanent 1. And yet when 1 is realised all is seen to be real. Not empty.
by White Lotus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 17
Views: 172

Re: All is One

Emptiness is 1, but not ideal 1. It is compounded. 4 dimensional and 'is' even when we say it is not this or that. Emptiness is the outer circle of the Dharma Eye.
by White Lotus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 17
Views: 172

Re: All is One

1 is transcendent, immanent and subscendent. Transcendent 1 is not 'is'. It has no being or form and is ideal 1. Uncompounded. 1 dimensional. Individual forming of emptiness takes its unity and inspiration from ideal 1. Emptiness exists as immanent 1 and 'is'. (my hands are cold. Hard to text.)
by White Lotus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 17
Views: 172

Re: All is One

No self is 1. Emptiness emanates from 1. In emptiness there is no arising. Emptiness is dependent.
by White Lotus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 147
Views: 9271

Re: Western Myth of Zen

The question: "who practices them?" is perhaps the most important Zen question ever asked.
by White Lotus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 17
Views: 172

All is One

Each letter is 1. Each word is 1. Each sentence is 1. Each paragraph is 1. Each chapter is 1. Each book is 1. Each library is 1. All knowledge is 1. All form is 1. All emptiness is 1. All is 1. :smile:
by White Lotus
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 147
Views: 9271

Re: Western Myth of Zen

A good book which includes Hakuin's teaching on taoist yoga (and the Hara - if my memory doesn't fail me.) is:"Wild Ivy". :smile:
by White Lotus
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: words enter the intellect: one is known.
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: words enter the intellect: one is known.

Fuki, you say: "one is troubled by desire". I would say that this 'one' is where people should look. :smile:
by White Lotus
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: words enter the intellect: one is known.
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: words enter the intellect: one is known.

Some would say just practice or just live. All we have is 'this'. But i ask what is 'this' that practices and relates? What is the root of the unthinking clear mind and perception? What is the root of emptiness and interbeing? Simple. Its just 1. :namaste:
by White Lotus
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: words enter the intellect: one is known.
Replies: 14
Views: 279

words enter the intellect: one is known.

the time comes when words no longer relate to sensory experience directly. so if i look at this computer screen and say in my mind: "this is a computer screen"; these words no longer touch it. and yet just looking at the computer screen it is real. words and experience have become separate. it is in...
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 263
Views: 5494

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

You can do well with books: very well if you are intelligent and disciplined. However to do even better you need a teacher every day asking you the same basic questions such as "what is this?" until you think you can't learn anymore from the question. It goes on. You are asked the same set of simple...
by White Lotus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sonam...
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: Sonam...

He was special. Thanks Sonam!
by White Lotus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: and because they are synonymous with Mind, they are sentient beings
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: and because they are synonymous with Mind, they are sentient beings

Every 1 is conscious, consciousness is 1. A pebble is 1, the universe is 1, a sword is 1. I have been thinking of the crucial importance of machine rights, especially as pertains to even primitive robots. If we don't respect machines they won't respect us. Every unit/singularity, every 1 is consciou...
by White Lotus
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: Thus

Thank you Bob. I hope you will stay with us. Patriarch Chin said: in the end you don't know.
by White Lotus
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: Thus

Bob, could do with some pollination by ex ZFI bees. At least until its up and running again. The "Zen" section of Dharma Wheel has been mournfully silent for a while. I for one would be very grateful for some more Zen wisdom on Dharma Wheel. Yes, we do have some very knowledgeable and experienced Ze...
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Anyone knows Vinītaruci or his zen practice?
Replies: 33
Views: 793

Re: Anyone knows Vinītaruci or his zen practice?

I know Siddharta, another Indian name, he's one of the Best Zen teachers around. Quite difficult initially to get hold of. Harder to meet. Tom.
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: Thus

Thanks Rick! (and Bokki). :smile: