Originally posted by black beetleLast time I had me nose given
Oh the other day Ma Tsu had my nose twisted so that I could be hopefully grounded in this present moment; so yes, thinking of that present moment as I did earlier, it would earn me just a twisted nose
My dear Viv and vistesd, we are well and we feel your transmission and thankful we remain; may you always be happy
Originally posted by vistesdWarm greetings vistesd.
Dear Beetle and Taoman,
Remember that I live by that creekwater, in this wild garden called Terrapin Branch. Ma Tsu’s wild duck is for me the Great Blue Heron.
Heron, tall priest of Terrapin Branch,
shakes his wings at all my talk
of mutually arising and Zen,
and wanders on.
Empty or not,
I drink my tea—
and bow to my friends…
Originally posted by Taomanhmmm, please forgive this peasant farmer, i do not understand this concept of Zen, is it
Warm greetings vistesd.
My feathered zen - t'is the Yellow tail Black Cockatoos, calling together in the evening from the tall eucalypts, the mountain ashes of the hills of Tarra. An empty, lingering, deep call. Then too, I sip my tea, the river flowing below. No words.
May your smiles be many.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieYou ever read much Zen literature?
hmmm, please forgive this peasant farmer, i do not understand this concept of Zen, is it
a kind of oneness with your surroundings that you are trying to achieve or self
knowledge through contemplation? Serious question.
Originally posted by karoly aczelits really quite interesting to be honest, all I have read is some koans, which I liked and
You ever read much Zen literature?
There is always some monk saying something similar to what you just said with the master seemingly unhappy and flippant with the question.
Zen is the tool which has been sharpened by the best masters.
It directs the adept to zazen (meditation) as a means of transcendence .
It points to our "original faces" ,(s ...[text shortened]... bit more heat on this thread than me
peasant farmer? that sounds pretty Zen to me
Originally posted by black beetlehmm, I was really intrigued by Taomans comment of his feathered Zen, it conjured
...so probably they won't say alive and they won't say dead
Originally posted by robbie carrobieThe ultimate target is the enemy king
hmm, I was really intrigued by Taomans comment of his feathered Zen, it conjured
in my mind a place of gentle ambience and although i live in the frozen north dear
beetle, I could hear the gentle flow of water, envision the colour of the birds and see
Taoman contemplatively sipping his tea. Then I was moved to ask the question, a
mistake I k ...[text shortened]... ompelled to try to make sense
of it, when in fact, its probably better that I just shut up.