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by Quiet Heart
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Paul Gilding: The Earth is full
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

:alien: Absolutely great. What I've been saying for years....but nobody listens to an old fool like me. The only complaint I have about this talk is that he glosses over the fact that if, when the big change starts we are 50% over the limit at that time....then 50% of the excess people will have to ...
by Quiet Heart
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: A few words from "Moon in a dewdrop"
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: A few words from "Moon in a dewdrop"

:smile:
Before I start internet searching...is any of this little gem of a book available on line for download?
Guess I'm just being lazy...but just wondering what what I will find if i search?
:smile:
by Quiet Heart
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy
Replies: 429
Views: 43286

Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

:shrug: Well, looking at the news it isn't hard to see the fact that Greed...greed for profit at the exclusion of anything else, including self-survival...is destroying Corporate Capitalisim. Unfortunately, when Corporate Capitalisim goes down; it will take a lot of things with it. In my opinion one...
by Quiet Heart
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why end suffering?
Replies: 34
Views: 7895

Re: Why end suffering?

:smile: I know what you mean when you say "ending suffering", but look deeper and see: 1. The "purpose" of suffering. People...sentient beings...are born into the matierial world. They grow up accepting that world as "normal". They never see or think of what their everyday actions (as my vegetarian ...
by Quiet Heart
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Which is the biggest teaching?
Replies: 39
Views: 3933

Re: Which is the biggest teaching?

:smile: If you mean "What is the best teaching?"", here's a story dealing with that idea. Once a rich man had to go on a long trip leaving his family alone while he was gone. Being worried about his family while he was gone, he asked his servant to take special care of their health while he was away...
by Quiet Heart
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Natural Ch'an
Replies: 12
Views: 2359

Re: Natural Ch'an

Never just read. Read with wisdom. :smile: Of course. Or maybe better, read with mindfulness. In fact, every act should be done with "every minute midfulness"...mindful consideration of it's cause, it's purpose, and it's ultimate effect. That's not easy to do...it takes quite a bit of practice to p...
by Quiet Heart
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Saṃtānābhinnārtha
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Saṃtānābhinnārtha

:smile: to me this means that there is a ''samata'' or sameness of all things seen. the experience of seeing the computer screen presents the same sensation as looking at the table on which the computer rests or as the hands typing at the computer. there is a continuum of all things seen. a non-diff...
by Quiet Heart
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering as a Dharma Seal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1906

Re: Suffering as a Dharma Seal?

:smile: duckfiasco: I hope that this won't confuse you but it is something for you consider about "suffering". Suffering has a purpose in the world. Although "suffering" causes pain and is often considered a bad thing....without suffering and pain why would human beings living in the world ever want...
by Quiet Heart
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Uncontrived
Replies: 31
Views: 5551

Re: Uncontrived

:shrug: I do not choose to do zazen as my "practice". Here's my personal view. If a tock a rock...lets say it weighed 10kg, and placed it on a mat....it's "mind" would be totally empty. All right, it doesn't have a "mind" then, it's just a dumb rock. But it's "nature" is totally empty. So how long, ...
by Quiet Heart
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Finding a teacher when you dislike interaction
Replies: 97
Views: 13008

Re: Finding a teacher when you dislike interaction

:smile: Angelic Fruitcake: Here is an online site for you to look at. http://www.zenforuminternational.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Two things it has that might be worthwhile if you have any interest in Zen, The first one is a topic called, "Can you practice Zen without a teach...
by Quiet Heart
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The neurons that shaped civilization
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: The neurons that shaped civilization

:smile: Excellant. One thing he didn't mention is some very recent (probably because this only has been discovered within the last 6 months) MRI evidence that such nueral networks are NOT fixed and set...but that human brains may be a DYNAMIC network that actively re-assigns it's importance to such ...
by Quiet Heart
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: GRIEF
Replies: 14
Views: 1658

Re: GRIEF

:smile: This is slightly off topic...but not that much, i believe. My Thai wife is 63 years old and her mother and relatives are now in their 80's. So, therefore, they are passing away. In the last 5 months, there have been 4 funerals in her family. Naturally, this has caused my wife a lot of grief ...
by Quiet Heart
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?
Replies: 39
Views: 3310

Re: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?

Oh those things! No keyboard either, paper tape data storage if you had any at all. Kind of a transitorized abacus. I remember lusting after one when I was in junior high. Geez, to beat that you'd have to have a KIM-1 or something. ----------------------------------- I wanted one SO bad. Worked at ...
by Quiet Heart
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?
Replies: 39
Views: 3310

Re: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?

:shrug: Don't remember that far back! (joke) Woeked for many years as a communications/electronics tecnician. Used the workplace computer to go online and chat on bulletin board and chat sites since at least 1984. Working night shift then there wasn't much to do.Everything was monitored and alarmed,...
by Quiet Heart
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: You know you're...
Replies: 14
Views: 2025

Re: You know you're...

:shrug:
Or naybe when you just laugh and say, "Asking that question is just silly anyhow"?
:geek:
by Quiet Heart
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can you forgive someone yet seek justice against them?
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Can you forgive someone yet seek justice against them?

:shrug: Just a quick hunt on the nternet and I found this version of the story I remebered. I suspect there are many viriations...but this one is close enough. The Thief Who Became a Disciple One evening as Shichiri Kojun was reciting sutras a thief with a sharp sword entered, demanding either money...
by Quiet Heart
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: America's Disappearing Post Offices
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: America's Disappearing Post Offices

I grew up in the 1950's and 1960's in a small dairy farming village in western Massachusetts. The total population of our town was probably 1000 people at the best. Where? I grew up in Ashfield, and live there presently. N ---------------------------------- Sorry, I just read this today. (14 Januar...
by Quiet Heart
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can you forgive someone yet seek justice against them?
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Can you forgive someone yet seek justice against them?

:smile: I agree with Huseng completely. Here's a story I recall from something I once read. I believe it's a Zen story...but I can't remember where or when I first heard it. Perhaps someone else on this forum can help me with the details. Anyway here's the story. A monk was meditating when a robber ...
by Quiet Heart
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Joining a Sanga
Replies: 25
Views: 4067

Re: Joining a Sanga

:smile: Okay...but why are you in such a hurry to run and join a Sanga? Go and visit them first. Talk to the members. See if is suited to you or not. Then make your decision. If they seem as if they are trying to force you to join immeadiately without taking time to consider your decison....I would ...
by Quiet Heart
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is this { ALTT_PROTECTED } ?
Replies: 2
Views: 364

What is this { ALTT_PROTECTED } ?

:shrug:
Can somebody please explain what this means....{ ALTT_PROTECTED }
I've seen it before on some topics, but I don't know what it's supposed to signify.
Can somebody enlighten me ? (bad choice of words perhaps).
:smile:

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