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Message Number: 100 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 23:57:07 CDT
[IP = 66.158.65.76] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Wu Shifu O
Comments:


ZEN Buddhism has nothing in common with wishful thinking. As you go about your day thinking good thoughts, doing good works, and expecting good returns, there is a good reason for your expectations but it is not wishful thinking.

ZEN Buddhism is a realistic way of life, not wishful thinking. Is it unrealistic to treat people right, and expect right in return, if that does not happen, it is because of wishful thinking.

ZEN Buddhism teaches you, there is no good reason to treat people poorly. People may disappoint you because they are slaves to the ego, you are not; there is no good reason to treat people poorly.


Message Number: 99 - Private Message

Message Number: 98 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 02:49:44 CDT
[IP = 24.113.19.104] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Eddywon Ichigaia
Comments:

It was nice today to see your webpage. I enjoy the expanse of the dharma. It would be nice to see discoveries of ancient Buddhist temples in africa. I am a Japanese Egyptian and I've visited Africa before but was only around Jewish people. I've heard many lectures on Buddhism but never one from a black person.


Message Number: 97 - Saturday, June 17, 2017 19:47:04 CDT
[IP = 64.134.242.199] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Junies Williams
Comments:

What you have created is like a breath of fresh air to me.I very much like/love to help spread this message.I have been chanting over 25years.However,I stop going to NYC rallys and meetings because I felt distrust,and this is about 2years after joining.So I have been practing on my own since then.I also am a long time Martial Arts who started training from then Sifu Tayari Casel,Pick up a little Wing Chun(introduce only)while traveling in the Navy.And I am VERY WELL VERSE IN OUR STORY AND ANCIENT KMT(AFRICAN)KULTUR,So much so that I have been taught to read the MEDU NUTUR,aka Egyptian writings on the walls and temples,however I did not keep up my practice so I Loss much of what I learned.My teacher was Mfundishi Hassan Salina,who is an Egyptologist,Grand Master of Hung gar and him and Tayari are both African martial artis grand masters.So My brother my background can be a help with the mission you are on.Call me (908) 279-2471 Junies williams


Message Number: 96 - Sunday, May 21, 2017 23:16:03 CDT
[IP = 69.120.21.51] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Wu Shifu O
Comments:



Zen Buddhism is naturally appealing, because there is no higher or lower nature, there is just nature, your nature; and it is pure.

Zen Buddhism is as appealing as the truth, because there is no higher or lower truth, there is just truth, your truth; the truth is if you chose to lower yourself, it is not your nature.

Zen Buddhism does not appeal to everyone, because some people think they have all the answers; like the ego. ZEN- what is the nature of a tree; it has no ego.




Message Number: 95 - Sunday, May 21, 2017 00:09:56 CDT
[IP = 68.38.218.227] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Sean Michael Rogers
Comments:

I sincerely appreciate all the work you do. As a Moor(African-American) it is very meaningful and enlightening to learn of the black origins of Buddhism. You have definitely put me on a path of deeper study into the topic. I am looking forward to deepening my study and practice of Nichiren Buddhism. I have been doing the Namu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo mantra daily. Love your work. Thank you!


Message Number: 94 - Private Message

Message Number: 93 - Thursday, May 4, 2017 09:34:21 CDT
[IP = 50.90.248.160] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Juan U Swan
Comments:

I never knew that the original Buddhist were black


Message Number: 92 - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:38:25 CDT
[IP = 173.15.14.169] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  u Shifu O Chan Zen Buddhism teaches us to question everything we fear. Why do we fear circumstances, things, people, or a plac
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Chan Zen Buddhism teaches us to question everything we fear. Why do we fear circumstances, things, people, or a places. Why don’t we realize that fear is a taught response, to the known and the unknown. Why are we taught to fear everything in life, right or wrong. The answers come from the same place as the questions; the mind.

Chan Zen Buddhism teaches you to question everything you are taught, even Chan Zen Buddhism. Why are so many people taught to fear letting go and holding on. Why are so many people taught to fear, being included, being excluded, being remembered or being forgotten. Why do people waste their time.

Chan Zen Buddhism teaches us, if we fear everything, we suffer. If we fear being responsible for everything, and we fear being irresponsible, that is suffering, or the limitations of thought; a taught response to everything known, and unknown. Fear is a taught response; just like suffering.

Chan Zen Buddhism teaches you to fear nothing. Circumstances change, things change, people change


Message Number: 91 - Friday, February 3, 2017 07:58:06 CDT
[IP = 75.172.245.86] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Jerry Outley
Comments:

Thank you for all the information that you have provided on this site. It have truly been an enlightening experience. So much so that I would like to join the association. I have already downloaded the prayer book and I am studying the information on the site.
I do have one question, is there any association members in the Phoenix, Arizona area that I could contact and study with?
Again, thank you for the site and all of the information that you have provided.

Jerry