Zen lifestyle

Zen lifestyle

Postby Wesley1982 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:46 am

I'm learning how to cultivate the Zen lifestyle around my house. I know its about living in the present moment and using the mind as the analogy of a hummingbird. Zen is not exactly anything just mindfulness-awareness consciousness from living moment to moment.
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Re: Zen lifestyle

Postby Kaji » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:15 am

Wesley1982 wrote:I'm learning how to cultivate the Zen lifestyle around my house. I know its about living in the present moment and using the mind as the analogy of a hummingbird. Zen is not exactly anything just mindfulness-awareness consciousness from living moment to moment.

I applaud your initiative! When you have become enlightened, please come back to enlighten us.
Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!
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Re: Zen lifestyle

Postby oushi » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:33 am

Wesley1982 wrote:I'm learning how to cultivate the Zen lifestyle around my house. I know its about living in the present moment and using the mind as the analogy of a hummingbird. Zen is not exactly anything just mindfulness-awareness consciousness from living moment to moment.

Cultivate and Zen are opposites. :tongue:
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Re: Zen lifestyle

Postby Kaji » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:46 am

oushi wrote:
Wesley1982 wrote:I'm learning how to cultivate the Zen lifestyle around my house. I know its about living in the present moment and using the mind as the analogy of a hummingbird. Zen is not exactly anything just mindfulness-awareness consciousness from living moment to moment.

Cultivate and Zen are opposites. :tongue:

And "opposite" is not Zen :tongue:
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Re: Zen lifestyle

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:09 pm

I use the hummingbird analogy for Zen mind because that's sort of the result of the practice ~ hummingbird mind.
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Re: Zen lifestyle

Postby oushi » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:12 pm

Your mind is Zen mind.
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Re: Zen lifestyle

Postby Wesley1982 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:49 pm

If that is what you suggest then it must be true. What I need now is a female partner to live it with. -(Zen lifestyle)-
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Re: Zen lifestyle

Postby Ikkyu » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:42 am

There is no Zen.
"Nothing can be known, not even this."
-- Arcesilaus (but I'm not sure)
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Re: Zen lifestyle

Postby PorkChop » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:09 pm

boobytraps...
lots and lots of boobytraps...
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Re: Zen lifestyle

Postby lobster » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:10 am

Wesley1982 wrote:I'm learning how to cultivate the Zen lifestyle around my house.


I don't use chairs or have a bed . . . but that is probably not what you had in mind . . . :oops:

back to the zen sandpit for me . . .
http://www.crizmac.com/artandsoul/index.php/2011/02/26/make-a-zen-garden/
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