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by m0rl0ck
Thu May 13, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5108

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

Back from work and safely ensconced with some nice black tea :) This is so modern, a stripped Zen, fit for those who reject everything religion but embrace science. Actually this doesnt sound like the case at all: The Sanbo Kyodan school was formally established in 1954 as a Zen Buddhist Religious F...
by m0rl0ck
Wed May 12, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5108

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

I have one question, however. If Zen is separate from Buddhism, not a religion at all, then who tells what true nature is? I'm pretty sure Christians have their own ideas about the nature of man's soul, for instance that it is sinful. Why is religion important? Was the buddha a buddhist? Does it di...
by m0rl0ck
Wed May 12, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5108

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

Greetings M0rl0ck, Do you fancy giving us a synopsis of the talk, or what you personally got out of it? :yinyang: Metta, Retro. :) Its the same insight in kind, if not degree, that the buddha had. Explained in modern day english by the person who had it. A japanese zen teacher. Thats the synopsis.
by m0rl0ck
Tue May 11, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5108

This is it - This is what its all about

Explained in plain simple clear language. You have to listen closely because the accent can be a problem at times, but this is the reason. This is the founding insight of zen and buddhism, explained by one who has experienced it. http://www.upaya.org/dharma/people-do-not-die/" onclick="window.open(t...
by m0rl0ck
Mon May 10, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Wu.
Replies: 16
Views: 2197

Re: Wu.

Some background courtesy of Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu_%28negative%29" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dan" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; A monk asked Zhàozhōu, "Does a dog have Buddha nature or not?" Zhaozhou said, "Wú....
by m0rl0ck
Fri May 07, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?
Replies: 90
Views: 9270

Re: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?

Vegetarian baiting can be really good fun, but its just too easy :) Karmically not a good idea either, i wouldnt think. Also i dont need to clutter up my head with stuff like this, my practice suffers for it. So im bowing out of the thread. My apologies for my contribution to the general acrimony. M...
by m0rl0ck
Fri May 07, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?
Replies: 90
Views: 9270

Re: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?

Those who know what it is like to be free of both will undoubtedly vote that the worse of the two is meat. Insightful as always, CG. Good to see you here! Om mani padme hum Keith Wow. You guys really need to get a grip :jumping: Whens the last time you heard about a guy having a few hot dogs during...
by m0rl0ck
Fri May 07, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?
Replies: 90
Views: 9270

Re: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?

Worse by far in possible consequences is alcohol consumption. The heedlessness that can result can put all the precepts in danger of being broken.
by m0rl0ck
Thu May 06, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All things are Zen.
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: All things are Zen.

if all things are zen, then 'nothing' is zen, which is absolutely correct. if all things are zen, then drinking a cup of tea is drinking a cup of tea, drinking a cup of tea is enlightenment, drinking a cup of tea is not enlightenment. all beings are fully enlightened buddhas, not all beings are bud...
by m0rl0ck
Sun May 02, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?
Replies: 40
Views: 4951

Re: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?

White Lotus ....and if we do fight and we do struggle, it is perfectly so. If this was true, then why is practice able to change this? Oh boy :) i love essay questions, can i take a shot? Practice reduces struggle and suffering because it makes you a more unified being. People get caught in a welte...
by m0rl0ck
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?
Replies: 40
Views: 4951

Re: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?

Astus wrote:So there are also people who believe that if nothing happens that's zazen, that's enlightenment. What is that good for?
I guess that depends on whether its a big fat juicy nothing or the regular kind.

""Before Enlightenment chop wood carry water, after Enlightenment, chop wood carry water."
by m0rl0ck
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arising of Compassion, Emptiness and the Bodhisattva Ideal ?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Arising of Compassion, Emptiness and the Bodhisattva Ideal ?

Historically? Idea? When own being and so called outer phenomena, duality vanishes through interdependency-emptiness, than the "naturally quality" wich can be called genuine compassion is in clarity. The love which is than felt has no discrimination as the face of emptiness has no distinctions. As ...
by m0rl0ck
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arising of Compassion, Emptiness and the Bodhisattva Ideal ?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Arising of Compassion, Emptiness and the Bodhisattva Ideal ?

Historically, how did these ideas arise? They are all related, did they evolve together? Anyone know what the first scriptural use of the Mahayana Bodhisattva might be?
by m0rl0ck
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday Dharma Wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: Happy Birthday Dharma Wheel

Congrats DharmaWheel :woohoo: :twothumbsup:

and Thanks to all who made it possible. :applause:
by m0rl0ck
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?
Replies: 40
Views: 4951

Re: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?

If sudden enlightenment were purely rhetorical in Chan the whole thing could as well be put aside as a badly set up system and we should get involved in something real. I mean, the whole idea of Chan is about sudden enlightenment, without that it has no raison d'être. Sorry i didnt make my meaning ...
by m0rl0ck
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?
Replies: 40
Views: 4951

Re: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?

m0rl0ck, Indeed, there have always been Chan students working with different meditation practices before gaining insight. Huatou is a method devised to expedite seeing nature. As tradition says, it was invented by teachers because the capacity of students became worse than those of the ancients. I ...
by m0rl0ck
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?
Replies: 40
Views: 4951

Re: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?

m0rl0ck, What you describe as hindrances are what defilements are. And if that obstructs one from seeing nature, isn't it that different methods should be applied? Huangbo also says that while there are a few who can go the sudden way, many has to walk the gradual path. "Some students attain the st...
by m0rl0ck
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?
Replies: 40
Views: 4951

Re: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?

The Master said to me: All the Buddhas and all sentient beings are nothing but the One Mind, beside which nothing exists. This Mind, which is without beginning, is unborn and indestructible. It is not green nor yellow, and has neither form nor appearance. It does not belong to the categories of thi...
by m0rl0ck
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?
Replies: 40
Views: 4951

Re: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?

Tathata is usually equated to emptiness, but then emptiness has different meanings according to different perspectives. If its emptiness too, how can it be different than the emptiness of self and the world? If you have two kinds of emptiness you have to distinguish them from each other and then th...
by m0rl0ck
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Applying Effort
Replies: 21
Views: 2865

Re: Applying Effort

:namaste: are you polishing a brick? whats the use of polishing. the brick is already a perfect brick. just naturally be. meditate when you meditate. relax when you relax. you are already perfectly so. theres nothing to realize, realizing nothing is not necessary. you are perfectly so. in enlighten...

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