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by floating_abu
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Quote from Garchen Rinpoche on blessings
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Re: Quote from Garchen Rinpoche on blessings

One quote by Garchen Rinpoche deserves another : A hundred scholars and a thousand yogis can say all they want to say about the nature of mind. But all can be summed up by this teaching of Jigme Lingpa . The mind should never be separate from loving kindness and compassion Loving kindness and compa...
by floating_abu
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: about Japanese Zen in Europe..
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: about Japanese Zen in Europe..

Hi icy I think you can search Zen centers of the world and a directory would come up showing what major groups there are in Europe. I do not know about the breakdown between Soto and Rinzai groups, and personally, what works is what is good IMO. :smile: "works" is another big topic but we can leave ...
by floating_abu
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: An introduction to me.
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: An introduction to me.

Hi DaftChris, and welcome to DW Mahayana! :cheers: As to doubts, remember they are normal, and they are also a very good, healthy sign. It is natural and normal and intelligent to doubt...the only difference here is you also have your own practice, realisations, and undeniable experience/breakthroug...
by floating_abu
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ‘Mayans were right, world is ending’ - Julia Gillard
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: ‘Mayans were right, world is ending’ - Julia Gillard

gregkavarnos wrote:The good thing about having the world end on 21 december is that at least we get to miss out on all the commercial christmas joy nonsense! :tongue:
:D

But, dude! I like Christmas decorations :tongue:
by floating_abu
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives
Replies: 154
Views: 18176

Re: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

Yes, I agree, it is often in the community and practice model that you can gauge its approach, values, teaching outcomes/fruits, and the like. I sat with the OBC for a weekend retreat at Throssel Abbey many many years ago. It was compulsory before you could sit with any of their wider organisations ...
by floating_abu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Crossing Eyes
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: Crossing Eyes

Maybe relax a little bit..it's kind of a very soft gaze, resting more than looking per se

More tips will follow :)

abu
by floating_abu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does Zen even have monasteries!
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: Does Zen even have monasteries!

Or google Zen Centers of the World or BuddhaNet Buddhist Directory :smile:
by floating_abu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accepting Attachments/Household Life
Replies: 48
Views: 6554

Re: Accepting Attachments/Household Life

ethics is nothing more than a manifestation of a dual mind what is good? what is evil? are they not concepts conjured up by a dual mind? in the eyes of a truly enlightened mind, nothing is truly good or evil... I watched a movie called "Anonymous" the other time and in this mythical story it showed...
by floating_abu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 6 year Hermit
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

Re: 6 year Hermit

Hermitage is one way but it's also easier in many respects..

Abu
by floating_abu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Marines expanding use of meditation training
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Marines expanding use of meditation training

What an awful thing to have to do, to have to maim and kill, but it seems that many of these people do not mind ? There is even a bloodlust, a liking perhaps ? Or people get accustomed e.g meat eaters do not see it as the animal, but just as meat to be eaten. Zen Dude, could you enlighten me on some...
by floating_abu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: tiredness
Replies: 19
Views: 2659

Re: tiredness

I am very lazy :) but the reality is a little cardiovascular exercise a day does wonders for the immune system and general health/well-being. Time is short but even 10 minutes can help and it is usually more do-able to a resistant mind :hug:
by floating_abu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question About Monks Shaving Head
Replies: 16
Views: 2202

Re: Question About Monks Shaving Head

"When a person has shaved his hair and beard and put on the ochre robe, that's the symbol of his state as a monk. But it counts only on the external level. Only when he has shaved off the mental tangle — all lower preoccupations — from his heart can you call him a monk on the internal level. "When ...
by floating_abu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives
Replies: 154
Views: 18176

Re: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

Many groups/traditions have their controversies, but the most important thing (to me) is: is the teaching true, deep, real, genuine and secondly, is the group real, down to earth and premised on no-harm and kindness. Obviously when you have a group of very imperfect and WIP humans like all of us her...
by floating_abu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does Zen even have monasteries!
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: Does Zen even have monasteries!

Yes, as I understand it, Zen/Ch'an tradition has monasteries.
by floating_abu
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Hello

Warm welcome, Ukigumo. Remember that forums can be fun, but they can also be distracting. A little at a time and then practice tells the rest of the story. Best wishes!
Abu
by floating_abu
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: a true flame? a true jewel?
Replies: 20
Views: 3108

Re: a true flame? a true jewel?

the situation looks blacker than black. Yes. But it's also changing. This is from Kogan Seiju Bob Mammoser, Osho (of the Albuquerque Zen Center) "The oshos of Joshu Sasaki Roshi are deeply troubled by the allegations of abuse involving some of the students who have practiced at our centers." "In or...
by floating_abu
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: a true flame? a true jewel?
Replies: 20
Views: 3108

Re: What I have learnt about Zen & those that are called teacher

A true flame, how funny (in a sad way). It's not funny, shel. Best wishes, Abu Not the subject matter of course. The funny but sad part was your referring to Sazaki as a "true flame" in contrast to Shimano, when in reality they burn like paired candles on an altar of debauchery. It's simply not tru...
by floating_abu
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sam Harris on Buddhism
Replies: 112
Views: 11846

Re: Sam Harris on Buddhism

I haven't read him but based on some of the comments, it's OK, there will always be these people and there will be many who follow (seemingly) easier messages. But don't worry, don't let them (it) distract you from your own practice which really does require periods of solitude and silence also. FWI...
by floating_abu
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please send a prayer
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: Please send a prayer

I wish for the best for you and your family.

:namaste:
by floating_abu
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: theravadabuddhist doesnt get real enlightenment
Replies: 33
Views: 4539

Re: theravadabuddhist doesnt get real enlightenment

Any student who practices well is worthy of respect no matter what tradition their in, IMO, and any student who genuinely wishes to attain to the practices, insights and truths of the practice is worthy of help IMO. Regardless of tradition or label, which was always just an after-the-fact requiremen...