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by Fu Ri Shin
Fri May 17, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Terminal Treatment
Replies: 19
Views: 1214

Re: Terminal Treatment

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by Fu Ri Shin
Fri May 17, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bankei on Zen Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: Bankei on Zen Practice

Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you, and for all your other informative quotes on this thread as well as others.
by Fu Ri Shin
Fri May 17, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Essential Zen Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 4395

Re: Essential Zen Practice

I still don't understand how simultaneous arising of cause and effect could be false, especially in lieu of emptiness. In emptiness, there is neither a distinction between cause and effect/anthing to characterize a cause. I think Astus did a fine job of addressing this point, but I'll put in my two...
by Fu Ri Shin
Wed May 15, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Omnibus Kitty Cat Video Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Omnibus Kitty Cat Video Thread

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(English subtitles.)
by Fu Ri Shin
Wed May 15, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The ego and self-esteem
Replies: 35
Views: 4023

Re: The ego and self-esteem

Getting rid of the ego should not feel similar to low self-esteem. Loss of the ego is a loss of reference to a self, so any sense of high or low self-esteem will diminish.
by Fu Ri Shin
Wed May 15, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bankei on Zen Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: Bankei on Zen Practice

Benkei's realization of the Unborn was sudden and preceded by great exertion. Is he telling us that his own breakthrough was unnecessarily dramatic? Or is the near-death awakening story about him dubious in its historicity?
by Fu Ri Shin
Mon May 06, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: the Hsu Yun appreciation thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2247

Re: the Hsu Yun appreciation thread

Glad this thread is here. What an inspiring, pure dragon of a human being.
by Fu Ri Shin
Mon May 06, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for sister
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: Please pray for sister

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by Fu Ri Shin
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Should secular Buddhism be tolerated?
Replies: 114
Views: 9654

Re: Should secular Buddhism be tolerated?

I think the only thing this topic has demonstrated is that Samanthabhadra is intolerant. Did I miss anything else of note? Wouldn't appear so. I had a feeling from the beginning we'd end up here: I'd like to point out that while this topic's title is a question about tolerance, there is neither a s...
by Fu Ri Shin
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: What to do?

Perhaps all sentient beings should just be left to wallow in the filth they have soiled themselves with...
by Fu Ri Shin
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Should secular Buddhism be tolerated?
Replies: 114
Views: 9654

Re: Should secular Buddhism be tolerated?

I'd like to point out that while this topic's title is a question about tolerance, there is neither a single question nor a mention of tolerance in the original post.

Seems like this is an attempt at pushing a view rather than opening a discussion.
by Fu Ri Shin
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Buddhism Resources
Replies: 17
Views: 6459

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

PadmaVonSamba wrote:http://www.teishoin.net/
Thanks for this, PVS. That camera number 2 is in a great spot and controlling it is even more engaging than I expected.

If people are so inclined, they can also click "English Menu" on the top of the navigation box.
by Fu Ri Shin
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 24006

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

PadmaVonSamba wrote:http://www.teishoin.net/
Thanks for this, PVS. That camera number 2 is in a great spot and controlling it is even more engaging than I expected.

If people are so inclined, they can also click "English Menu" on the top of the navigation box.
by Fu Ri Shin
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Buddhism Resources
Replies: 17
Views: 6459

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

gordtheseeker wrote:Has anyone read Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice by Kosho Uchiyama.
I really need to get a copy of it. Over time I've seen it very consistently recommended. I certainly don't doubt its quality given what I know of Uchiyama Roshi.
by Fu Ri Shin
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 24006

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

gordtheseeker wrote:Has anyone read Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice by Kosho Uchiyama.
I really need to get a copy of it. Over time I've seen it very consistently recommended. I certainly don't doubt its quality given what I know of Uchiyama Roshi.
by Fu Ri Shin
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?
Replies: 124
Views: 26098

Re: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?

Dan74 wrote:Touche!
Whoops. Did that deadpan a little too well...

I meant to convey that multiple anecdotes is definitely not data. You're correct, there's nothing convincing or evidence-constituting in testimonies.
by Fu Ri Shin
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?
Replies: 124
Views: 26098

Re: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?

Dan74 wrote:We have a sample of two people who have not contracted flu without the vaccine.

I have no idea how useful the flu vaccine is, but I know that the above is not a proof that it's useless.
But Dan, don't you know that the plural of anecdote is "data"? :coffee:
by Fu Ri Shin
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Sex Taboo's & applying Christianized thinking in Western Zen
Replies: 299
Views: 28323

Re: Sex Taboo's & applying Christianized thinking in Western

How does this constitute 'prudishness'? A good point. It doesn't. The U.S. has one foot in its puritan roots and the other in a rebellious anti-puritan streak. The two exist simultaneously and cause great dissonance. What sheds the most light on America's cultural attitudes is the distinction of se...
by Fu Ri Shin
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bankei's "method" of abiding in the unborn
Replies: 43
Views: 7329

Re: Bankei's "method" of abiding in the unborn

That tagline of his probably made a lot more sense in the context of being a long term face-to-face student. This is the great drawback of only being able to read records of what these great masters said.