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by Dan74
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3119

Re: Greta Thunberg

boda wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:56 pm
Simon E. wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:44 pm
Watching her address to the UN I worried for her personally.
I think that's kinda the point, it's young people, and future generations, that we should be worried about.
:good:
by Dan74
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Angry and Bitter Unemployed Man-I can't continue this way
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Re: Angry and Bitter Unemployed Man-I can't continue this way

Hi Everyone, Thanks for all your replies and ideas and thoughts. It is much appreciated. I do agree 100% with you all the connection with others is key to feeling less isolated and doing some kind of volunteer work is important. I live on the smallest of Japan's 4 main island, thus, there are not t...
by Dan74
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 1118

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

Might be relevant too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=104&v=8455KEDitpU https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/jun/25/steve-doocy/foxs-doocy-nasa-fudged-data-make-case-global-warmi/ Also the quote from Edenhofer is taken out of context and completely misrepresents what h...
by Dan74
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3119

Re: Greta Thunberg

When the link between smoking and lung cancer was being established, it also took much longer than necessary for it to become accepted and no diubt many lives were lost as the result. Partly because of the sabotage by the tobacco companies, but also because of contrarian characters like the eminent ...
by Dan74
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 42
Views: 1525

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

I appreciate many interesting and informative answers and people taking the trouble to engage. This is surely due to my failure to communicate more effectively, but what I was getting at is not really to 'beat that dead horse' of 'was such-and-such an example of crazy wisdom', or even how can we te...
by Dan74
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 42
Views: 1525

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

I appreciate many interesting and informative answers and people taking the trouble to engage. This is surely due to my failure to communicate more effectively, but what I was getting at is not really to 'beat that dead horse' of 'was such-and-such an example of crazy wisdom', or even how can we tel...
by Dan74
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3119

Re: Greta Thunberg

Of course the tremendous pressure on Greta, the human being, is likely to cause her harm in the long term. And it is beyond disgraceful that after decades of solid science, we need a teen to tell us what to do. But it is an undeniable fact that she is greatly contributing to the momentum of some sol...
by Dan74
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 47
Views: 1056

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

I didn't perceive any combativeness, Folks. I find the devotion of Shin practitioners, such as yourselves, truly inspirational. :bow: :bow: :bow:
by Dan74
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why Try At All In Life?
Replies: 23
Views: 494

Re: Why Try At All In Life?

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far ...
by Dan74
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 47
Views: 1056

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

My preference seems to go in the direction of mixed practice - self and other power. Devotion is a wonderful wonderful quality, but I also find self-practice methods very important, but there aren't many people around who do both it seems.. Really? I thought that was standard mahayana Not many West...
by Dan74
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 47
Views: 1056

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

Thank you all for sharing. :bow: :bow: :bow: Firstly I respect your practice and as a pragmatist, my abiding belief is whatever view supports you in the diminishing of delusion and the cultivation of wholesome qualities less suffering for yourself and others here and now, is the Right View. If the f...
by Dan74
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 47
Views: 1056

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

Thank you for an informative and intelligent post, steveb1.

I wonder to why extent this difference Kim picks up on, between self- and other-power, is real?

What are your thoughts on that?
by Dan74
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: The hearer and the sound?
Replies: 63
Views: 1309

Re: The hearer and the sound?

I think it helps us to understand the division of subject and object essentially is self. One Zen master (forgot name) said, “It took me 40 years to smash it into one piece.” Since we are discussing sound is mind, the training is the to dissolve the arising of subject and object to what’s left is j...
by Dan74
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: The hearer and the sound?
Replies: 63
Views: 1309

Re: The hearer and the sound?

Practicing with hearing is cool. Drop all concepts and just focus on the sound. Bring all the energy and attention to it that you can. Where is it perceived? See if you can notice the awareness of the sound as it first arises. Where is this awareness? Who is aware? Discussing it seems to me to be o...
by Dan74
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: The hearer and the sound?
Replies: 63
Views: 1309

Re: The hearer and the sound?

Rick wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Discussing it seems to me to be of no use really.
I have nothing to say / and I am saying it / and that is poetry

John Cage
I don't know if it is. I guess writing John Cage at the end makes it.

I just shared some instructions I was given. Don't think that amounted to discussion though
by Dan74
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: The hearer and the sound?
Replies: 63
Views: 1309

Re: The hearer and the sound?

Practicing with hearing is cool. Drop all concepts and just focus on the sound. Bring all the energy and attention to it that you can. Where is it perceived? See if you can notice the awareness of the sound as it first arises. Where is this awareness? Who is aware? Discussing it seems to me to be of...
by Dan74
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 1132

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

You cannot make this up! :rolling: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3769893?fbclid=IwAR2X_8uv2CSRGR6_Lo-Za5FFuAYfjwBxYCwGkLvgy8dSVYHegu1Sao3YLWQ He said Europeans “felt ashamed” due to the “fact” there was no history in Europe before the 15th century, compared to China. In an attempt to paper ...
by Dan74
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Discrimination is self
Replies: 70
Views: 2097

Re: Discrimination is self

Discriminative consciousness is often mentioned in Zen teachings as something to let go of. From Seng Tsan's Faith in Heart-Mind to Master Sheng-Yen, it is something usually tainted by grasping, predicated on dualism.
by Dan74
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies
Replies: 49
Views: 1731

Re: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies

Lyme disease is treatable with antibiotics, unless noticed too late. I got it in my first year here (Switzerland a.k.a. Tick HQ) - what looked like a mossie bite on my foot (never saw the tick) which didn't go away but grew bigger with a typical target look (a red ring around the red spot of the bit...
by Dan74
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Zen Commitments
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Zen Commitments

Apologies, Keith. It was seeker242 who said that. I will take more care in the future.

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