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by KwanSeum
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please join me
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Please join me

I don't want to steal members from this community, but I hope this new Zen Google+ community can give another aspect to our practice. At the moment it's got a membership of one (ie, me). I'd be delighted if you joined me. Find me at: http://goo.gl/LS4l9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;...
by KwanSeum
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The sad truth behind London riot
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: The sad truth behind London riot

Japan has gone through the same economic woes, and worse, and a natural disaster - so why was there no looting in Japan? Why in the UK?
by KwanSeum
Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Followings - Twitter, blogs, Facebook, etc
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Followings - Twitter, blogs, Facebook, etc

Hi, I'm sure most of us have accounts such as Twitter, blogs and Facebook and the like. Should anyone want to share then please use this thread to do so. Also feel free to check out my Tweets and blog and follow if what I'm writing is of any interest to you. You can find me on: Twitter: Benohare1 Bl...
by KwanSeum
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human cost of cheap leather shoes.
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Human cost of cheap leather shoes.

Huseng wrote:The injustice being committed against humanity, animals and the environment is simply unspeakable.
As you say, "unspeakable" - words escape me!
by KwanSeum
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Trying to find a Buddha or enlightenment
Replies: 27
Views: 3169

Trying to find a Buddha or enlightenment

Trying to find a Buddha or enlightenment is like trying to grab space. Space has a name but no form. It's not something you can pick up or put down. And you certainly can't grab it. Beyond this mind you'll never see a Buddha. The Buddha is a product of your mind. Why look for a Buddha beyond this mi...
by KwanSeum
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Layman Pang and me/us
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Layman Pang and me/us

You don't think so? You need to do some hard thinking there buddy. Suppose everyone started doing as you have done. Suddenly we would be awash in stuff that nobody particularly wanted. Nothing would have any monetary value. It would become impossible to make PROFITS fer heaven's sake. The advertisi...
by KwanSeum
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Layman Pang and me/us
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Layman Pang and me/us

catmoon wrote:Careful there, Kwanseum. This world is quite fond of nailing renunciates to crosses and such.
LOL - a nenunciate! Hardly, I only gave away a few things I didn't need.

I hardly think it's going to undermine the fabric of society. :smile:

KwanSeum
by KwanSeum
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Layman Pang and me/us
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Layman Pang and me/us

You may be giving all your things away friend, but seems you're still holding to your expectations about how others should behave. It seems to me that these should be the first to go and then you could give your stuff away. Why would you feel disturbed about me giving my things away? I have no use ...
by KwanSeum
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Honour Killings - it's hopless, isn't it?
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Honour Killings - it's hopless, isn't it?

On the BBC I've been reading that families kill their daughters if they've been raped (eg, raped by Libyan soldiers proving a point to the rebels) - cf http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13760895 . So we've got war mongers raping women who are then killed by their nearest and dearest for their h...
by KwanSeum
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Layman Pang and me/us
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Layman Pang and me/us

I have now given away most of my stuff. I gave my jewelery to my wife (with the instructions to sell it and buy a new guitar) and CDs and other stuff went to neighbors and charity. I am still left with a bass guitar and functional things like a car and cloths (walking to work naked wouldn't have bee...
by KwanSeum
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Layman Pang and me/us
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Layman Pang and me/us

The problem doesn't lie in the things you have but your relationship with them. True enough but as my example of the car outlined the relationships aren't always good. For example, saving time on journeys and using that time in the gym. Of course the other bit to that is that running a car is the b...
by KwanSeum
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Layman Pang and me/us
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Layman Pang and me/us

Layman Pangs story haunts me (here: http://zbohy.zatma.org/Dharma/zbohy/Literature/xybook/pang1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). He was an enlightened layman who didn't join a monastery. He did however give up all his possessions by sinking them into a lake since he figured that...
by KwanSeum
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are plants sentient?
Replies: 34
Views: 4030

Re: Are plants sentient?

Well, that just seems unnecessary. You know you don't have to click and comment on a topic if it seems uninteresting to you, right? No its interesting enough, but going nowhere IMO. People end up repeating endlessly what's been said already and there's no way forward for the two sides of opinion an...
by KwanSeum
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: All Sentient Beings are equal?
Replies: 39
Views: 4538

Re: All Sentient Beings are equal?

Keep this in mind.. I believe it is worse karma to kill a human than to kill a fly... This would suggest that relatively all beings aren't equal.. Why would it be worse to kill a fly? If you mean "why would it be worse than to kill a fly, I would say that a human has the possibility of achieving bu...
by KwanSeum
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are plants sentient?
Replies: 34
Views: 4030

Re: Are plants sentient?

When you've finsihed with this highly metaphysical (and neverending discussion) anyone want to discus how many angels can fit on a pin head?
by KwanSeum
Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: S. Korea to promote Buddhist temples in branding strategy
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Re: S. Korea to promote Buddhist temples in branding strategy

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to promote Buddhist temples and other traditional culture as a way to attract foreign tourists and improve its national branding image, officials said Friday. It's about time. They are the hidden secret of Asia. They're good at selling phones, tvs and ca...
by KwanSeum
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Britain to blame for worlds troubles
Replies: 29
Views: 2715

Re: Britain to blame for worlds troubles

Namdrol wrote:
KwanSeum wrote:This is a no-brainer for anyone who has studied history.
Perhaps, but you have not outlined if you agree or dissagree or why. Also, are we to assume you have studied history or was it an off the cuff remark?
by KwanSeum
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Britain to blame for worlds troubles
Replies: 29
Views: 2715

Britain to blame for worlds troubles

David Cameron has suggested that Britain and the legacy of its empire was responsible for many of the world's historic problems (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 64328.html).

Discuss.
by KwanSeum
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The meaning of it all, in one word
Replies: 1
Views: 265

The meaning of it all, in one word

The meaning of it all, in one word is...
by KwanSeum
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What would be your theme song
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: What would be your theme song

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