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by boda
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Breath of Fire!
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Breath of Fire!

I've been practicing the Wim Hof breathing method for a week now, prior to morning meditation. It proves to be helpful in calming and focusing the mind, and it's also energizing. The Wim Hof method is supposedly derived from ancient breathing techniques like Tummo and Kundalini 'breath of fire' Yoga...
by boda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 65
Views: 2136

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:30 am
What we really need is a DW rating system, kind of like what they have for chess.
I’m around 1500 in blitz matches.
by boda
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I dont love you
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: I dont love you

Hello dear friends, People can say "i dont love you". This statement can destroy a persons happiness. This statement "i do not love you" assumes relative or conditional love. So does it mean nothing to us Buddhists with our eggs firmly in the basket of absolute/unconditional love? Do we just feel c...
by boda
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1012
Views: 81483

Re: Yes or No ...

bokki wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:05 am
do you dream?
I dreamt I was dreaming the other night, so yeah. My dog died last Friday, and in the dream the other night he was alive. I asked in the dream if I was dreaming or if the situation was real. Weird! I miss Ringo!

Do you lucid dream?
by boda
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Forum International status
Replies: 62
Views: 3426

Re: Zen Forum International status

I have seen the record in depth. It is a salad of good, bad and downright unsavoury, much of which should have been deleted IMO My bolding. IMO, this attitude is a major factor in what reduced ZFI to what it settled into being. The desire to present Zen folk as wise and peaceful, rather than show h...
by boda
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1100

Re: Thus

bob wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:51 am
I forget what else you said, but that's me these days. :tongue:
You got it covered. Not to imply there was a need to cover it all. :smile:
by boda
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 1435

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

one should seek relationship with a suitable person and community in order to receive the teachings...not chase after specific methods, traditions, environments, our own interpretations of teachings, etc., the fascination with which is likely to have arisen entwined with our deeply-rooted delusion....
by boda
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1100

Re: Thus

I find that I’d rather just stand in the resonant silence of this awesome mystery, let the sky breathe through me, the wind and sun and rain pour through me, the irresistible call of love draw me into its consuming embrace— all without any demand for some contrived meaning to momentarily pacify the...
by boda
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1100

Re: Thus

It's not about saying smart or dumb stuff, Bob, but you know that. It's about saying meaningful stuff. :smile:
by boda
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 1435

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

I don't know what enlightenment is, don't know what an "enlightened person" looks like and don't spend any time thinking about it. Apparently you have thought about it and came to a rather firm conclusion: i do happen to think that determining who is enlightened and who is not is not possible and i...
by boda
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 1435

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

i do happen to think that determining who is enlightened and who is not is not possible and is a fools errand. This can only mean that you believe you lack the ability to make a determination, you don't know what enlightenment is, or you believe it's a fiction. Could be a combination of these possi...
by boda
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 1435

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

Affinity means a feeling of closeness and understanding that someone has for another person because of their similar qualities, ideas, or interests. Affinity in this context does not refer to a feeling arising from recognition of similar qualities, ideas, or interests, but rather innen i.e. karmic ...
by boda
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1012
Views: 81483

Re: Yes or No ...

pokii wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:21 am
do you seek nirvana?
I think that I searched for some on Apple Music not too long ago.

Does one hand clapping in the forest make a sound?
by boda
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen rocks in the desert
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Zen rocks in the desert

I find it quite hideous. But then I'm not even fond of the the occasional 'zen' formations that folks pile at the beach. At least those have the decency to get washed away with the tide.
by boda
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 1435

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

It's folly because the world is quickly losing the capacity to sustain a tribalistic mentality. Our individual lives must breach the boundaries of what is familiar, comfortable, and selfishly meaningful. For each of us the world must become a bigger place where our affinity is boundless. I can't se...
by boda
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 1435

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

Affinity means a feeling of closeness and understanding that someone has for another person because of their similar qualities, ideas, or interests. The problem with living in a bubble and only seeking likeminded groups is that one's world remains small and there's little room for personal growth. I...
by boda
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: LOL!!
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: LOL!!

Lol
by boda
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 143
Views: 1600

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

im joking You have a very odd sense of humor my friend. confidence does not equate with egoism Didn’t say it does. You misunderstand what I wrote, not that it matters. covetous can sometimes be generous, but that is in an excuse to their inner idea and worldly opinion. and some other, like righteou...
by boda
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 143
Views: 1600

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

boda wrote No shortage of confidence on display here. Well done, Pokii!! :woohoo: thank u boda, im glad i could help your longage of confidence on display there. :woohoo: btw, im just curious, do u practice zen? if thats impertinent of me, just forget the question. thx boda bokki I was just being e...
by boda
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 143
Views: 1600

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

That is new take, tho. Confidence is built on belief, feeling, and a particular self-image. If someone prides themselves on being difficult to offend, for example, that person is ripe for offense because their self-image is built on an illusion: beliefs and feelings tied to their ego. an unconfiden...