Post title: the cessation that the Gautamid described
(Feb 3 2011 at 10:52 PM)
If the extent of inhalation and the extent of exhalation guide the stretch and activity we feel, we fall headfirst into feeling beyond knowing sometimes; is this the cessation that the Gautamid described as part of his practice, both before and after enlightenment?
right there, in front of us the whole time?
Post title: Muho of Antaiji takes a swing at Brad of 'The Truth About Hardcore Zen'
(Jan 8 2011 at 09:54 AM)
I'm still mulling over the significance of the abbot of Antaiji misrepresenting the sentiment of Brad's letter, and casting aspersions on Brad's teacher for mentioning physiology. That was quite a long diatribe about masturbation versus family life, as well; very interesting attempt to establish a Catholic norm as a Buddhist standard.
Personally I have respect for the Gautamid as a teacher of zazen, but not as a teacher of social norms. The Cannon makes clear he was a bit of a misogynist, an
Post title: 'At some point within Buddhism do you lose the structure?'- manitou, on Tao Bums
(Dec 25 2010 at 11:11 AM)
I was up at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center the other day, and Issho Fujita gave a presentation on the stretches involved in zazen. He ended by pointing out that we put our hands on our heads when we wonder what to do or what to think about something; we cross our hands over our heart when we seek humility; what, he asked, is the mind that goes with the posture of zazen? When we sit, we experience that mind, he said.
The Gautamid started out teaching the four fields of mindfulness, the seven facto
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