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zen buddhism

Postby dharma111 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:41 am

Hi everyone!I suggested putting zen buddhism into the board index so we could talk and understand about zen buddhism. :yingyang:
Buddha:work out your own salvation.Do not depend on other


I am of the nature to grow old.
There is no way to escape growing old.
I am of the nature to have ill-health.
There is no way to escape having ill-health.

I am of the nature to die.
There is no way to escape death.

All that is dear to me and everyone I love
are of the nature to change.

There is no way to escape being separated from them.
My actions are my only true belongings.

I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.

- Buddha -
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Re: zen buddhism

Postby cooran » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:49 am

Hello dharma111,

You'll find a forum to discuss Zen Buddhism here:

http://www.dharmawheel.net/

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Re: zen buddhism

Postby David2 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:13 am

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Re: zen buddhism

Postby plwk » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:00 am

Hello dharma111,

In case you didn't know, the way Dhammawheel and Dharmawheel are managed, is such that both forum sites are specialised.
In the former, they are dedicated to the Theravada Buddhist teaching, practice and realization perspectives. In the latter, they are into the Mahayana's & Vajrayana's Buddhist teaching, practice and realization perspectives instead.
Also, to avoid confusion between Traditions and allow the clarity & space for definitive discussions of respective Traditions. Hence, you can see a distinction made between matters relating to the Dhamma & Dharma.

From their respective terms of service:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2
Dhamma Wheel is an environment for the discussion of the Theravada.

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3591
Dharma Wheel is an environment for the discussion of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.


But some leeway is given ( I presume) when doing some inter-Tradition (e.g Vipassana & Shikantaza) comparatives and I have seen even non Buddhist comparisons done in these two forum sections: 'The Dhamma Free For All' & 'Lounge'

Hope this helps...
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: zen buddhism

Postby PeterB » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:51 am

Actually an experientially based discussion comparing Vipassana and Shikantaza is a running theme on ZFI.
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Re: zen buddhism

Postby withing » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:19 pm

Zen Buddhism is the reason I found this forum. What's the significance of your signature? I love the poem and have seen snippets of it out there online, but don't know what it means in total. Is there a good book you all would recommend to start with as a 'novice?' Most of the books I've read are business/goal oriented, but I would like a more 'organic approach.' Thank you!
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Re: zen buddhism

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:22 pm

Greetings,

withing wrote:Is there a good book you all would recommend to start with as a 'novice?' Most of the books I've read are business/goal oriented, but I would like a more 'organic approach.' Thank you!

Assuming you're referring to Theravada, as opposed to Zen, check out...

Introductory resources
viewtopic.php?f=24&t=148

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: zen buddhism

Postby SamBodhi » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:54 am

Here is something that I have found interesting lately:

http://bhikkhucintita.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/buddhas-meditation-and-its-variants-13/

It is some really well done writing on the Buddha's Meditation and its Variants. You may find some good information there since Bhikkhu Cintita Dinsmore is talking about Zen for the past two posts (at least) I think. It will give you something of a different perspective on it.
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