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by Iconoclast
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Hakuin
Replies: 10
Views: 3889

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 5:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Hara
Replies: 33
Views: 5012

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 5:04 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Hakuin
Replies: 10
Views: 3889

Re: Hakuin

Started reading it today. The notes are extremely helpful and I admit I would be completely lost without them.
by Iconoclast
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cravings
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: Cravings

Thanks folks.
by Iconoclast
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cravings
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

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: 1611

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: 2589

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: 1433

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: 1390

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: 3713

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: 2589

Juzu Beads

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

Thank you
by Iconoclast
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Zazen
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

Zazen

I recently read a short bio of Rinzai and loved it. The man was wild and I can identify with him in a many ways. I'm a life long martial artist so I really get Hakuin's emphasis on being physically fit for meditation. My question is, how does Rinzai and Soto differ? What teaching has emphasis in eac...
by Iconoclast
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Heart Sutra Commentary
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Re: Heart Sutra Commentary

Thank you for the heads up. I'll read with caution.
by Iconoclast
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Hakuin
Replies: 10
Views: 3889

Re: Hakuin

Ordered Poison Blossoms. Sounds deadly.
by Iconoclast
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Treasury of the True Dharma Eye
Replies: 13
Views: 3784

Re: Treasury of the True Dharma Eye

Thank you for info and free pdfs. I have difficultly reading on a tablet or reader but I'll give it a shot.

I just placed an order for Hakuin's Poisons Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorn, a pocket edition of the Dhammapada and Red Pine's commentary on the Heart Sutra.

Looking forward to digging in.
by Iconoclast
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Heart Sutra Commentary
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Heart Sutra Commentary

Red Pines had a commentary on the Heart Sutra. Any reviews from Dharma Wheel posters?

Thanks
by Iconoclast
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: fasting
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

fasting

Years ago I fasted on a regular basis, 24 and 48 hour fasts a few times a month and now I would like to return to that practice. Any tips and recommendations? How does fasting affect meditation?

Thank you
by Iconoclast
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Treasury of the True Dharma Eye
Replies: 13
Views: 3784

Re: Treasury of the True Dharma Eye

Good advice folks. Thank you.
by Iconoclast
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Treasury of the True Dharma Eye
Replies: 13
Views: 3784

Re: Treasury of the True Dharma Eye

Recently, I tried to read one of Warner's books but he didn't resonate well with me. I'm not sure why. :ugeek: I'm still on the fence about Dogen's work. I just don't want to buy a big, expensive volume if I'm not going to understand what I'm reading. My mind is thoroughly Westernized :thinking: , s...
by Iconoclast
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Hakuin
Replies: 10
Views: 3889

Re: Hakuin

:twothumbsup: Thank you. I've been debating about ordering Dogen's massive work but found Hakuin's work Posion Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorns. Any thoughts on that collection?

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