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Mark Foote
Post title: Aching-Legs Buddhism (comment on "The Dao Bums")
(Apr 16 2018 at 01:56 PM)

Konocti in cloudsOn the subject of "aching-legs Buddhism", I finally attended a five-day sesshin last fall, at Jikoji. I discovered that at least for the sesshin I attended, they were sitting mostly a 40-minute sitting followed by 30-minute sitting, throughout the day.

At one of the teas during the sesshin, I learned that the Los Angeles Zen Center sits 35 minutes (although th

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Mark Foote
Post title: About Completed Infinities ("True Nature")
(Jan 28 2018 at 05:26 PM)

Konocti and Clear LakeI've been asked to comment on "True Nature" (as in, "a person's true nature").

Here's a paragraph or two from Dispute over Infinity Divides Mathematics:

Infinity has ruffled feathers in mathematics almost since the field's beginning. The

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Clear LakeWhat did Gautama mean by "the cessation of in-breathing and out-breathing"? The phrase occurs often in the Pali sermon volumes (along with "the cessation of perception and sensation"). Did he actually mean that the breath stops?

What Gautama meant can be established by cross-referencing the teachings in the sermons about what he referred to as "activities".

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