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by HePo
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: On being fearful of Shikantaza
Replies: 35
Views: 1091

Re: On being fearful of Shikantaza

Dogen stresses that zazen itself is "enlightenment" but surely that's a wrong translation. I'd like to see a more literal translation of that. It is a wrong translation. This may serve: http://wonderwheels.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-misnomer-of-dogens-practice-is.html?m=1 According to Gregory the ori...
by HePo
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 85
Views: 3171

Re: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

Bất khả tư nghị (zh. bùkěsīyì 不可思議, sa. acintya, pi. acinteyya, ja. fukashigi), cũng đọc là tác bất khả tư nghị hoặc "nan tư nghị", nghĩa là "không thể nào suy nghĩ bàn luận ra được", vượt ngoài lý luận; câu này dùng để tả cái Tuyệt đối, chỉ có ai đạt giác ngộ mới biết. Cũng gọi ngắn là bất tư nghị...
by HePo
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Angry and Bitter Unemployed Man-I can't continue this way
Replies: 20
Views: 1666

Re: Angry and Bitter Unemployed Man-I can't continue this way

Hi Everyone, ... I live on the smallest of Japan's 4 main island, thus, there are not the opportunities here to connect with other foreigners, hook-up with organizations to volunteer, or ironically even in Buddhist Japan, my area has no local temples with teachers ... BigZen I would think Nihama co...
by HePo
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 21040

Re: Socialism & Communism

Also IMO, poverty-like ascetics are much more noble and better than rulers, no matter how noble the ruler might seem to be. Ascetics are less selfish, less tyranny, and less damaging impact to the world overall. This is why there are differences between Buddhas versus Chakravartis (dharma wheel kin...
by HePo
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 21040

Re: Socialism & Communism

Monarchs are just organized crime with magic hats. King Salman of Saud sawing up Khashoggi is a perfect example. By what right do they make a kingdom their subjects? A King makes everyone they control defacto slaves. You like slavery, but only if it's traditional and includes a magic hat? Imho very...
by HePo
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Upasika Blavatsky
Replies: 97
Views: 12746

Re: Upasika Blavatsky

Simon E. wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:46 am
.. Whats next? A impassioned defence of Lobsang Rampa? :lol:
Believe it or not.....
Lobsang Rampa was a buddhist monk and a medical Doctor, who was born in Tibet.
from
http://www.lobsangrampa.net
by HePo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: from London to India by train
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: from London to India by train

Some 50 years ago Overland to India was the only affordable way for me to travel to India. Hitchhike to Istanbul to save money and from there a train to Teheran (persia back then). Travelling through Afganistan had to be done by bus - a friend of mine twice went on bicycle from London to India and a...
by HePo
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The worlds first vegetarian city
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: The worlds first vegetarian city

"The mountainous town of Palitana is the world’s first vegetarian city, where the sale of meat and eggs, as well as animal slaughter are banned." pretty sure this is not true.. When i was in Rishikesh (some 50 years ago) this was also the rule there and perhaps also in Hardwar. just looked it up on ...
by HePo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen monastery stays for a visitor in Japan?
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Zen monastery stays for a visitor in Japan?

... I did already read up on this: https://daihonzan-eiheiji.com/en/guide-sanro.html, the only problem being that our trip will focus on Tokyo, Kyoto, and the Kumano Kodo trail....as fantastic as it would be to visit that site, Eihei-ji is a bit further out than we plan to go. I'm not sure how old ...
by HePo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The nature of European monarchies
Replies: 40
Views: 2100

Re: The nature of European monarchies

Greg's arguments so far: Arguing that European royal families are not in power (originally "rule entire nations") makes you a royalist. The British monarchy is filthy rich and so are petroleum companies who perform extensive lobbying. Ergo Royal families stil in power. Detailed arguments that Royal...
by HePo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The nature of European monarchies
Replies: 40
Views: 2100

Re: Diane Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

No. They don't pass legislation, they don't participate in the executive or legislative process. The petroleum industry also does not pass legislation, nor do they participate in the executive and legislative process, so I guess they are powerless too... ...and they get paid money largely to suppor...
by HePo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Announcement about the Closing of Sweeping Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 2077

Re: Announcement about the Closing of Sweeping Zen

SweepingZen can still be found at
https://web.archive.org/web/*/sweepingzen.com - (not sure how complete) just pick a date.

Adam Tebbe aka Jeremiah Cohen's new adventure
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCefPpd ... RuS8B_xE7w
and
https://demonicharassment.wordpress.com
by HePo
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Announcement about the Closing of Sweeping Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 2077

Re: Zen Forum International status

https://zen1.space Thanks. Has everyone seen the announcement about the closing of Sweeping Zen website? Hilarious, but good for him. :twothumbsup: If you take a few minutes to look at his Youtube channel or his new website (using his new name), it is not hilarious or good for him at all, it is tra...
by HePo
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 14308

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

The bottom line, I think, is that CTR never told people to drink or do drugs, and he asked permission before engaging in sex with his female students. Whether dealing with hangovers, addictions, cirrhosis, or shame was really nothing more than a "self-indulgent" trip for CTR is beside the point. yo...
by HePo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 17629

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

As many have pointed out in the past, when Zen monks silently meditate and perform various austerities, and when Pure Land grandmothers with no knowledge of sutras or meditation recite the Nianfo, they are really working toward the same goal, since Amida and Big Mind are just different ways of desc...
by HePo
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 168
Views: 14613

Re: Zen Forum International

Interesting discussion.... ... Fortunately, I have an archive of saved writings tho in truth, I rarely refer to them. As far as I know, it was the motivation (to save the archive) to keep it going with declining participation. ... Quite a bit of the ZFI forum history - Jan 2009 through Oct 2017 - c...
by HePo
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: London Druid in 1900?
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: London Druid in 1900?

Wayfarer wrote:Ah. So not a Druid, but a Hippie. (Not that they're mutually exclusive, I suppose.)
nope, not a Druid, not a Hippie, but a Provo (Amsterdam 1965 - 1967)
by HePo
Tue May 16, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: James Ford on kensho, from Pathos
Replies: 149
Views: 14145

Re: James Ford on kensho, from Pathos

Dogen said: To know the self is to forget the self. There is no becoming one with any 'thing'. Language has a way of leading to trouble. I think we must choose carefully what we are putting forth especially if you are a teacher. "Language has a way of leading to trouble. I think we must choose care...
by HePo
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 100
Views: 7354

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

Kirtu wrote:
Zen does indeed deal with "weird stuff"
A good introductory read:
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by HePo
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Places to visit near Osaka and Kyoto?
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: Places to visit near Osaka and Kyoto?

Queequeg wrote: Take the walk from there through Gion connect up to the scholars walk. Perhaps that should read Philosopher's Path not scholars walk . http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3906.html Osaka doesn't really have much Buddhism wise. Osaka is for eating, drinking and shopping. Agreed, if you wan...

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