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Author: RayKinsella Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 196882  
Subject: Zen Date: 10/3/2012 2:54 PM
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An earlier thread (before the board descended into the horrible rape talk) discussed Zen and Christianity. There has been a lot written about the Zen nature of Christ. I find the topic fascinating. Also, it is a nice, optimistic change to discuss.
Christ would go off in the mornings by himself and mediate. He'd pray and spent hours in solitude. Earlier in His life, he spent prolonged time in fasting and getting to know His inner ministry. I've heard Him described as the classic introvert. He was outgoing in ministry but His quiet, peaceful nature came through in the descriptions of His life. In His words, to be sure, but also in the way He's described in the gospel.
Ray
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Author: NigelGlitter Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 183205 of 196882
Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/3/2012 3:21 PM
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Along the lines of you can find anything on the internet:

http://www.thezensite.com/non_Zen/Was_Jesus_Buddhist.html

Kind of takes your thoughts to the extreme, but an amusing read if nothing else.

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Author: RayKinsella Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 183206 of 196882
Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/3/2012 3:32 PM
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Jesus spent a lot of time in the temple at a very early age. He would have certainly been exposed to a lot of Eastern thought through education. He borrowed heavily from it in His life and teaching, IMO.
Ray

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Author: NigelGlitter Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 183207 of 196882
Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/3/2012 3:44 PM
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I agree with that part. I see common themes throughout many religious/philosophical concepts.

Not so sure about the trekking around India part.

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Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/3/2012 7:35 PM
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Christ would go off in the mornings by himself and mediate.

???

Between the Israelis and Palestinians? They weren't yet having problems in the 1st century, were they?

;-)

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Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/3/2012 7:38 PM
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There was a movie in 2007 that touched on this. I really enjoyed it. It was very different. I don't want to give away too much, but it is mentioned that the man later known as "Jesus" spent some time in the far east before bringing what he learned there to the middle east around the 1st century. No, they don't dwell on that. But it is mentioned, and uses several minutes of screen time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0756683/

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Author: RayKinsella Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 183225 of 196882
Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/4/2012 8:54 AM
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I agree with that part. I see common themes throughout many religious/philosophical concepts.

Not so sure about the trekking around India part.


It is unlikely, but a compelling thought.
Ray

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Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/4/2012 12:41 PM
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Between the Israelis and Palestinians? They weren't yet having problems in the 1st century, were they?
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Consider the relationship between the Jews and the Samaritans.

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Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/5/2012 1:01 AM
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Perhaps some of the finest artistic expressions of social protest in modern times ; Machine Gun ( which Miles Davis raved about ) , and The Star Spangled Banner were two that would rank up there with any .

Do you all think that Jimi had the Zen thing going on pretty good ?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3pgEV-Mru0&feature=g-vre...




... James ....

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Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/5/2012 8:39 AM
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Do you all think that Jimi had the Zen thing going on pretty good ?

He was amazing

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Author: RayKinsella Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 183291 of 196882
Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/5/2012 10:06 AM
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Perhaps some of the finest artistic expressions of social protest in modern times ; Machine Gun ( which Miles Davis raved about ) , and The Star Spangled Banner were two that would rank up there with any .

Do you all think that Jimi had the Zen thing going on pretty good ?


Yes!
I have a huge music collection that covers everything and some rare Jimi stuff is among my favorites. Honestly, I have a collection of his live performances that are inspired.
We lost him too young. Imagine what he could have created at 40.
Ray

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Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/5/2012 10:40 AM
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We lost him too young. Imagine what he could have created at 40.

Yes, too young. Hard to decide, but my favorite probably is "Red House". Then "Hey Joe", "All Along the Watchtower", and "Voodoo Chile"

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Author: RayKinsella Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 183293 of 196882
Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/5/2012 11:05 AM
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Yes, too young. Hard to decide, but my favorite probably is "Red House". Then "Hey Joe", "All Along the Watchtower", and "Voodoo Chile"


I have a Radio One broadcast of Jimi from 1967. He does a version of Day Tripper that is out of this world.

I took mom to see Paul McCartney about 3-4 years ago. Paul told a story of the Beatles releasing Sgt Pepper on June 1, 1967. On June 4, they went to see Jimi and he played the title track. He rehearsed it a few minutes before taking the stage, and just nailed it.

Ray

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Subject: Re: Zen Date: 10/5/2012 1:03 PM
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.national anthem.

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