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by Iconoclast
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 74576

Re: POTUS 2016

Last post before I fade away.
by Iconoclast
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 74576

Re: POTUS 2016

DGA wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:I don't know....I'm Canadian. :jumping:
are you laughing about ten years of Steve Harper?
I was laughing at this forum filled with unattached enlighten ones.

Seriously though, there seems to be a lot of clinging to Leftest political utopian idealism.
by Iconoclast
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 74576

Re: POTUS 2016

I don't know....I'm Canadian. :jumping:
by Iconoclast
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Hakuin
Replies: 10
Views: 3106

Re: Hakuin

Thanks folks. I'm just learning about Buddhism especially in relation to mystical traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. Books are a necessity, "and if there is any money left I'll buy food."

:ugeek:
by Iconoclast
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 74576

Re: POTUS 2016

There is no such thing as the "unwilling." If you live in a country from which you receive services, you pay taxes, you have to. If the Gvt. is doing things that violate your conscience, there is tax protest, but that is different. Is this a Buddhist perspective of your personal view...which Buddhi...
by Iconoclast
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 74576

Re: POTUS 2016

Interesting stuff. Thank you. I did some googling and found citations claiming monarchy was the ideal rule in Buddhist Sutras. Could just be proof texting but it was a fair size chuck of text. Also, that clinging to a Left or Right view is a display of clinging to flash ideas of self and others. Nev...
by Iconoclast
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 74576

Re: POTUS 2016

Could you cite a text for someone new (me) to the study of Buddhism? Is it theft for a Buddhist government to impose taxes upon the unwilling? Is there a Buddhist text about how to govern? This opens up questions about the nature of Buddhist texts, there acceptance, authority, inspiration, etc. but ...
by Iconoclast
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Hara
Replies: 33
Views: 4638

Hara

We spent some time last night at karate talking about hara. How does the idea of hara relate to Zen?

Thank you
by Iconoclast
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 74576

Re: POTUS 2016

DGA wrote:For me, I'm not interested in living the libertarian dream.
I understand.
by Iconoclast
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Hakuin
Replies: 10
Views: 3106

Re: Hakuin

Started reading it today. The notes are extremely helpful and I admit I would be completely lost without them.
by Iconoclast
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 74576

Re: POTUS 2016

Does it increase another's suffering if you force them to give up their wealth, property, etc? If someone is blissfully ignorant due to their wealth and status...wouldn't it be evil to force them to do something? Just thinking out loud...do Buddhist countries tend to be Left learning? Does the Dharm...
by Iconoclast
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 74576

Re: POTUS 2016

Is there an inclination by Western Liberals toward Buddhism or is Buddhism inherently Leftest?

:heart:

Thank you.
by Iconoclast
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cravings
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

Re: Cravings

Thanks folks.
by Iconoclast
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cravings
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

Re: Cravings

I'm just sitting for 10 min intervals and breathing. When my mind latches on to a subject or topic I just go back to watching my breathing.
by Iconoclast
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cravings
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

Cravings

When meditating tonight I had a strong desire for meat, red meat. Has this happened to you and how did you deal with it? I'm not a vegetarian or anything and have different kinds of meat throughout the week it was just a weird experience.

Thank you
by Iconoclast
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Juzu Beads
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Re: Juzu Beads

How are beads used by Buddhists? Is it similar to prayer? Is prayer that is offered by a Buddhist offered to a God, the universe, etc?

I've used a prayer rope for recitations of the Jesus Prayer. Is it anything like that?

Thanks.
by Iconoclast
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shinran
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Shinran

Any of Shinran's writings online in English?

Thanks.
by Iconoclast
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sutra
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Sutra

What makes a writing a sutra? Who defines a sutra?

Is there any textual criticism performed on Buddhist sutra, for example, to determine if interpolations have occurred?

Thank you.
by Iconoclast
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Zazen
Replies: 9
Views: 2794

Re: Zazen

Great question, what you'd likely actually do if training under a Rinzai teacher?

:twothumbsup:
by Iconoclast
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Juzu Beads
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Juzu Beads

What are Rinzai juzu beads? How are they used? Do other schools use them? Does Soto Zen use them?

Thank you

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