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by Dan74
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 23298

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

I don't think Jundo was banned from ZFI.
by Dan74
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 23298

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

I think it's incredible that Jundo dedicates so much energy to Treeleaf and asks for no payments and donations. I also think that for those with no possibility of access to a "real-space" Sangha, this is an interesting and potentially useful idea. Personally I have reservations about Jundo but they ...
by Dan74
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advice, suggestion, guidance, anything?
Replies: 15
Views: 2477

Re: Advice, suggestion, guidance, anything?

I think there is really good advice above. I can just add that for me, Buddhism is primarily about doing rather than believing. It is a practice rather than a dogma. I am a mathematician by trade, so I guess my job is to be careful about assumptions and scrupulous about the logic. I don't have a pro...
by Dan74
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist ‘Iron Man’ found by Nazis, from space
Replies: 22
Views: 3669

Re: Buddhist ‘Iron Man’ found by Nazis, from space

A thread like this is panacea for a man stuck stuck with food poisoning in a Roman hotel.

Thanks to all the Bodhisattvas :cheers: - I will get off the computer now and drag my tired carcass out into the ancient city!
by Dan74
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why was E-Sangha controversial?
Replies: 143
Views: 21358

Re: Why was E-Sangha controversial?

Controversy may be inherent in the medium and the people who use it. The mod has not been born yet who can perfectly resist the temptation to advance one position or another and decisions on content will always upset someone. Look at Aro Gter and David Lynch and Stephen Batchelor. Are they dangerou...
by Dan74
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why was E-Sangha controversial?
Replies: 143
Views: 21358

Re: Why was E-Sangha controversial?

I say let the members have the right to warn the mods. We have to turn the tables around on these power-hungry oppressors. Viva la Revolution! http://image.spreadshirt.com/image-server/v1/designs/11296259,width=60,height=60/Che-Smiley-Icon-1.1-2c.png Then once a mod has, lets say, a dozen warnings (...
by Dan74
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Five Mountain Zen Order & Paul Lynch
Replies: 230
Views: 45145

Re: Five Mountain Zen Order & Paul Lynch

Communication of these fora can get quite harsh and I hope you don't break your vows over careless words here any more, Joseph. People do get worked up and overdo it and it's good to pause take stock and sometimes just step away from it. I think this thread has already said enough and people are rep...
by Dan74
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 99011

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

In Zen there are many teachings on the mirror-mind perfectly reflecting what arises, the story of the 6th Patriarch comes to mind. But before the mirror-mind we have projection-mind - we see our inner world around us.
by Dan74
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Innovation in North American Zen
Replies: 25
Views: 3855

Re: Innovation in North American Zen

It's the ol' baby and bathwater problem. Who decides what is what?
by Dan74
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: prayers for me
Replies: 21
Views: 4687

Re: prayers for me

I will pray for you, Anders. May you be well.
by Dan74
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh.
Replies: 172
Views: 22651

Re: Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh.

Ironically, it is precisely this "painting everyone with the same brush" mentality, like "they hate us, they invade us, they persecute us" that drives the extremists and the mobs. Now we see it applied to Muslim people too. While an undereducated person living in a semi medieval culture can be forgi...
by Dan74
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh.
Replies: 172
Views: 22651

Re: Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh.

In response, oldbob, one thing my limited imagination comes up with is Respect. This happened due to perceived disrespect and the actions of course show an utter lack of respect. This thread is not exactly brimming with respect either. Just imagine replacing Muslim with Jew in some of the posts here...
by Dan74
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Economic Hegemony
Replies: 24
Views: 4191

Re: Economic Hegemony

Oy vey, have you guys actually been to Iran? Or spoken to some Iranian people? Iran is actually one of the few real nation states left. Their leadership doesn't seem to answer to banks, corporations and private interests. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was elected by popular vote, is pretty honest about w...
by Dan74
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Question about Korean Zen
Replies: 12
Views: 6842

Re: Question about Korean Zen

Hi Sara :hi: It's hard to say something generally applicable to Korean Zen. In the West the one school that is well known is Kwan Um and my understanding is that it is very similar to Japanese Rinzai, though of course it has a distinct liturgy and a special organisational structure. In Korea, the ma...
by Dan74
Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Economic Hegemony
Replies: 24
Views: 4191

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

No probs. I hadn't known the story of the petrodollars and Iran's stance too, so interesting!
by Dan74
Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Economic Hegemony
Replies: 24
Views: 4191

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Thanks, Raksha, though the condescension was not required. It is an interesting trail, but Iraq at the time was supplying 5% of world's oil, hardly significant. Nevertheless, one could argue than oil considerations have had an influence on US foreign policy in the last few decades. Huseng, however, ...
by Dan74
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Economic Hegemony
Replies: 24
Views: 4191

Economic Hegemony

The US spends something like $1 trillion per year on military operations, even though apparently world hunger could be taken care of for $160 billion per year. Complete insanity. The spending pays for the 35% of the world's resources that Americans enjoy. As a citizen of America or a client state y...
by Dan74
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Forgetting who you were
Replies: 16
Views: 3325

Re: Forgetting who you were

Hi Corey, I think it is wise not to hold on to the past, but we can't make ourselves forget it, or at least I don't know how.
by Dan74
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 99011

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

I am not sure why people are so fatalistic over this issue. Humankind has a knack for being very resourceful when the proverbial sh*t hits the fan. The extent and severity of the warming are still fraught with a great deal of uncertainty though yes, as the evidence stands, it doesn't look great at a...

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