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Bondage

lobsterlobster Veteran
edited September 27 in Buddhism Today

As someone yoked to kindness, practice, the four jewels (I added the enlightened from other traditions), I will never be a free nun.

Free, I am free.
I am free
by means of the three
crooked things,
mortar, pestle, and
my crooked husband.
I am free
from birth and death
and all that dragged me back.

https://themillions.com/2018/08/unsung-women-buddhist-womens-poetry-and-the-revival-of-the-female-teaching-lineage.html

Every once in a while, or daily, I change my practice extras. For example may dust out my Theravada Dharani magic. Journal my daily incites (like insights with a dash of vajrayana). Find Lady Buddha ...

What will you add to the dharma grind?

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Shoshin

Comments

  • kandokando northern Ireland Veteran

    The Buddha box is like an etch-a-sketch without the frustration and eventual incident with a hammer, you can do circles! ๐Ÿ˜ As for female lineages, it's good that women get to be named as significant teachers, but my anarchic side can't help feeling that it's also opting into the power games.

    lobsterShoshin
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
    edited September 28

    Once during a meditation on freedom I realised that we are all bound to a few things... we are bound to loved ones, to our possessions... to our houses and places to stay in... to food and drink and whatโ€™s necessary to get them. We are bound to all kinds of procedures of the modern world.

    In theory I could go to Tibet tomorrow by plane. In reality I would have to get a permit, a plane ticket, a place on a tour, inoculations. It would take weeks of planning and effort. So are we truly free? We can do things as long as we do the right things in the right order.

    Of course I could give it all up, say goodbye to the planned world and instead start walking. That is a freedom we have, as long as the money holds out and we can keep buying food and drink...

    And I saw this and thought you might be interested
    https://www.lionsroar.com/a-woman-of-zen/

    lobsterkandoShoshin
  • @kando said:
    The Buddha box is like an etch-a-sketch without the frustration and eventual incident with a hammer, you can do circles! ๐Ÿ˜

    Also a great gift for the Buddhist who has Nothing ...

    As for female lineages, it's good that women get to be named as significant teachers, but my anarchic side can't help feeling that it's also opting into the power games.

    In vajrayana practitioners get empowerments.
    https://buddhaweekly.com/limitless-tara-beyond-green-buddha-bodhisattva-savior-mother-buddhas-hindu-maa-tara-goddess-many-colors-consort-buddhas-wisdom-mother-action-hero/

    When zen is anarchical, it disempowers the patriarchy, alignment to ignorance, self righteous dharma, empty posturing etc.
    https://zatma.org/new-wp/

    kando
  • kandokando northern Ireland Veteran

    Thank you for those links @lobster, with my love of Green Tara especially I often wonder if I am in the school of Buddhism that is right for me. It's a work in progress, go fish! :)

  • Here is a rare green Tara (yes she has a beard) riding an Islamic fish called khidr

    I think I went wrong again ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿค

    kando
  • kandokando northern Ireland Veteran

    Thanks for posting that article @kerome, it's good to know I'm not alone in finding a zendo a tad tostesterone heavy! :)

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