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by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 7759

Re: Trump Tweets

Fuki, as far as I'm concerned, the terrorist propaganda is exactly that. It was created in 2001 as a false flag.... indeed, we have hardly seen terrorist on US soil. Things would have been diff if we hadn't used it as an excuse for war, knowing full well it was false in terms of the attack. Bush and...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 3248

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

oh my, have to agree with most above... except, I don't have any hope that we can learn from our mistakes because, for the deep state, there was no mistake. Isreal has recently fired missiles in Syria which were intercepted... this is dangerous enabling on the part of the US. tears in my eyes. Trump...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 7759

Re: Trump Tweets

out the door in 2 minutes, perhaps I'll add later. ofc, it seems we agree, I have no prob doing everything I can to keep going, I still am retired working. it's lies upon lies upon lies. not everyone is equipped to see. then there's wishful thinking, hope against hope.... and the illusion that MY vo...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 7759

Re: Trump Tweets

fuki wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:37 pm
Lindama wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:48 am
. It seems ppl often vote their feelings.
And their "feelings" are often out of self-interest right?
sure, including people whose children go to bed hungry, haven't had a decent job since they lost it, are labeled as deplorable. it's ain't easy
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 7759

Re: Trump Tweets

well, I'd say we can be kind to ourselves. We always fool ourselves until we don't. Only ego thinks it can transcend and become a better person. My zen teacher always said zen is not a self-improvement project. He was not giving license for bad behavior. I have been taught lojon by zen teachers. So ...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 249
Views: 12413

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

ofc, I don't know the answer to that, but I can say it seems that Malcom has a lot to offer here in terms of comprensive knowledge... notice this in this dialog with Meido about zen too. I've noticed that Malcom is participating more than I remember several years ago when I was here last. my limited...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 249
Views: 12413

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

hopefully lindama does not read this and still thinks i'm ok...i'm not you know... except for that bunny you could see clearly in the super moon last night...apparently Buddha placed it there for LUCK...look up at the right side and see the two ears and it will pop out at you... too late, I"m here....
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 7759

Re: Trump Tweets

Thanks for that Jeff. It is a "crisis of hegemony". From that perspective, it's not politics as usual.... a new paradigm perhaps. It gets at peoples core experience. It seems ppl often vote their feelings. I don't have any idea how the dis-enfranchised view the world apart from understanding basics ...
by Lindama
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: words enter the intellect: one is known.
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: words enter the intellect: one is known.

Dear Heart you stopped me cold... yes! in a nutshell, yes!! :group:
fuki wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:42 pm
Emptiness means relations.
by Lindama
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 164
Views: 15527

Re: Western Myth of Zen

well.... this is a sicky wicket. I would go so far as to say it (chanting, etc) is meditation.... and I'd go farther and say noticing and awareness is a good start to cooking, tea, prostrations, etc ... but it goes beyond ... to no movement in the mind. how do you know how to add the salt with no mo...
by Lindama
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?
Replies: 33
Views: 1988

Re: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?

don't understand a word of what you said, but it does seem to relate. What I can say, I don't know how to map one on the other, not my purpose. I always perk up when I see the word relation... no fixity there. And whatever collective Godhood is, it sounds right in spirit. Forgive I don't know who th...
by Lindama
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du
Replies: 33
Views: 8757

Re: Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du

This mantra has always stayed with me. For me, it's power is in the visualization: OM and MA in Yab yum with the 6 realms encircling and circling (moving) around them. As far as I know, it's one of three heart mantras in Bon. My good fortune was a daylong teaching on this mantra with a monk from Men...
by Lindama
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?
Replies: 33
Views: 1988

Re: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?

good interview on BATGAP: [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBQwuP43xRI[/media] :anjali: yes, I once heard Igor Kufayev teaching on Kashmiri Shaivism... it resonated for me. Igor went back to Europe where you may still find him. Thanks Linda, I'll have to check that out. A close friend of mine ...
by Lindama
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?
Replies: 33
Views: 1988

Re: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?

:anjali: yes, I once heard Igor Kufayev teaching on Kashmiri Shaivism... it resonated for me. Igor went back to Europe where you may still find him. I was looking for something in my e-files today and came acress this... yet another piece that goes beyond. Thomas Merton was a Trappist Catholic Pries...
by Lindama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?
Replies: 33
Views: 1988

Re: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?

then, what would you say about this.... if I have it right....

the living waters in christianity simply {make] something more of what they already are.

for me, deep compassion in that. tho, {make} is an odd word there

and, the trinity vis a vis the kayas....?

not what one hears in church
by Lindama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Recently, a family member told me that "without God, we are nothing".
Replies: 30
Views: 1583

Re: Recently, a family member told me that "without God, we are nothing".

Very good discussion on this page folks.... note The Gospel of Thomas.... you won't find it in too many, if any, bibles. There's a nice thread here if we don't get too hung up on the details. We don't really know much ... thus, my experience with Religion 101 on page one. Thomas goes beyond that, an...
by Lindama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 7759

Re: Trump Tweets

Thank you kindly, Minobu. I'm smilin'
:anjali:
Minobu wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:35 pm
a gift for Lindama
by Lindama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Six Lamps
Replies: 48
Views: 4072

Re: The Six Lamps

Thanks for the clarification Malcom. I was forgetting the point of the OP. In my limited experience with Tenzin Wangyal, It's the way he teaches and I've heard it from others. Tho, I am guilty of good book karma in the bookstore. I found Heartdrops of Dharmakaya before I knew what Buddhism was. It s...
by Lindama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 7759

Re: Trump Tweets

apologies, if it's cruel and unBuddhist. I'm not wishing for anything.... but, it's known that Trump loves burgers and fries, I think McD tho not sure about that part. It's more like letting nature take it's course. I make a point of not spending time disliking the man, tho I do. I'd rather focus on...
by Lindama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Recently, a family member told me that "without God, we are nothing".
Replies: 30
Views: 1583

Re: Recently, a family member told me that "without God, we are nothing".

I wondered what my Buddhist friends here might say to that line of thinking. :namaste: :popcorn: From a Christian POV it's spot on: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was ho...

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