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#184800 - 09/09/05 02:01 PM Zen Lurkers
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6665
Loc: Amherst, MA
Joel's quote! I've noticed that some folks, such as myself (and Cord) prefer to 'run silent'. Other folks of note have recently surfaced from the zen depths (probably a political bid!).

Why the reticence? Care to share?

#184801 - 09/09/05 02:12 PM Re: Zen Lurkers [Re: harlan]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
MattJ = zen idiot
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#184802 - 09/09/05 02:28 PM Re: Zen Lurkers [Re: MattJ]
Cord Offline

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.
I love the Daily zen thread, and find much on here fascinating to read and think on. however many of my thoughts that come from the ideas posted i find difficult to verbalise/put in writing.
i tend to comment by equating/translating posts/quotes of a zen/eastern nature, to western philosophy as i have a rudimentary grasp of some of those concepts, and none of formal zen! i am conscious that this means that any comment I make could easily inadvertantly cloud or derail the thread, so try to post judiciously, or not at all (apart from the flippant funny ones- it does get a little serious here sometimes )
Don't let the door hit ya' where the good lord split ya'

#184803 - 09/09/05 03:09 PM Re: Zen Lurkers [Re: Cord]
ShaolinChaunFa Offline

Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Hull, ENGLAND
........okay I lurk!...there I said it!!! ....all I can add is that sometimes the posts on here are very inspiaring and motavational!...when I feel ready to share my meandering thoughts..i will until then keep it up!

#184804 - 09/10/05 08:54 AM Re: Zen Lurkers [Re: harlan]
MAGr Offline

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 1147
Loc: London, home: Athens
When you walk (click) in to the zen forum, the atmosphere changes. In the same way that if you were to walk into a zen garden, the voice would drop, te ego would go out the window and all would be relaxed. Why would it happen? I guess its the 'vibes' that you get off from a place like that, and an electronic version does not have to be any different. I seek refuge in the zen forum and I am sure a lot of people just feel very comfortable lurking here.

#184805 - 09/10/05 12:05 PM Re: Zen Lurkers [Re: harlan]
butterfly Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
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A bit of a respite from other topics where some 14 year old in the throws of junior high angst gets into a school yard brawl....and depending upon the posts or thoughts expressed, something that entices me or that I felt that I should add to.

Otherwise, my stupidity will get in the way of my posts and I feel that, like a proper child of the 19th Century, one should be seen....but not heard from. Especially if all I do is talk with my mouth open while shoveling food in it.


#184806 - 09/10/05 01:31 PM Re: Zen Lurkers [Re: butterfly]
nenipp Offline

Registered: 04/13/04
Posts: 1205
"like a proper child of the 19th Century, one should be seen....but not heard from"

That reminds me of my childhood, I was such a pretty child, that when our neighbours were having guests, they always wanted to borrow me

#184807 - 09/11/05 10:49 PM Re: Zen Lurkers [Re: nenipp]
ButterflyPalm Offline

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 2637
Loc: Malaysia

That reminds me of my childhood, I was such a pretty child, that when our neighbours were having guests, they always wanted to borrow me

You never know; could it be your parents wanted to give you away? We now know of course there were no takers
I'll rather be happy than right, anytime.

#184808 - 09/11/05 11:26 PM Re: Zen Lurkers [Re: nenipp]
Bushi_no_ki Offline

Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1669
Loc: POM, Monterey CA

"like a proper child of the 19th Century, one should be seen....but not heard from"

That reminds me of my childhood, I was such a pretty child, that when our neighbours were having guests, they always wanted to borrow me

I could probably stand to shut up and lurk some more, but honestly, I feel like I gain a better understanding when I try to reply or interpret something in the Zen forum.

#184809 - 09/11/05 11:51 PM Re: Zen Lurkers [Re: harlan]
JoelM Offline
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Posts: 6355
Loc: Georgia, USA
I like to lurk in the Daily Zen thread. I learn quite a bit there and comment very little. Quite humbling to see others' understanding of things and how far I really have to go/how much I really have to learn.

Is there a destination? Do I want there to be one?(thoughts for another thread)

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