Monday, May 22, 2006

Gudo's replies to comments appeared

I'd like to tell everyone that by accident I found out today that roshi Nishijima actually replied to almost all comments there were at his blog. Most of you guys probably visit his blog and you know that he never replied to comments until he finished his first part about Buddhism and said Now you can ask questions. So today I found that he also replied to almost all comments there were in all his previous posts.
If you don't know this, you can go there and find replies to your own comments.

What happened to Brad's website and blog is a mystery to me but I think it will be explained soon. It is also true that we cannot replace our life with someone's articles but Buddhist teaching, when it is authentic, can inspire our real life. Anyway, just inspire, not replace.


At May 22, 2006, Blogger Justin said...

Thanks ryunin

At May 24, 2006, Blogger gniz said...

Not only has most of Brad's blog disappeared, but almost all of his articles as well. Did he get some kind of giant bitchslap from Gudo or what? How odd...
Or maybe he is involved in a lawsuit. Someone please solve the mystery of the disappearing blog and let us know.


At May 24, 2006, Blogger Drunken Monkey said...

There are several possibilities why Brad has discontinued the hosting of his articles;

1. Superman told him to take them down, because a few evil warlords
started practicing zazen and Brads website may have been the direct inspiration.

2. Batman told him to take them down.

3. Brad has found the way of Jesus Christ and is firmly wedged in Jesus's virgin and spotless bosom.

At May 24, 2006, Blogger RepeatDose said...

The answer may lie in the new link he's put up:

'A Good Article About Why Writers Shouldn't Keep Blogs'

At May 24, 2006, Blogger MikeDoe said...

I'm more interested in the fact that Mike Cross (maybe the mythical Weirdo British Zen Master) has started posting again on his blogThe Middle Way

His tone is somewhat different to previously.

At May 24, 2006, Blogger Justin said...

I suspect that Brad is finding that blogging is interfering with his work and perhaps there's material online that he wants to use in the book. Reality continues...

Meanwhile on Mike Cross's blog:
"He is a very difficult student -- to put it more bluntly, a total prick."

At May 25, 2006, Blogger Drunken Monkey said...

Hahah. That Mike Cross.
I was thinking about attending his zazen sessions up in Bristol, but Im starting to think hes off the mark and quite clumbsy.
I think I'll stay a lone practitioner until I find someone worthy to guide me.

At May 25, 2006, Blogger ryunin said...

drunken monkey, or you can practice with Mike Luetchford who is in Bristol leading zazen practice

At May 25, 2006, Blogger Justin said...

Where are you based?

Try here and here

I sit with them in Oxford.

At May 25, 2006, Blogger Drunken Monkey said...

Oh, clumbsy me, I managed to get M Cross and Leutchford mixed up.

Thanks for the links, they have been quite helpful. Im situated in London, southeast to be exact. There seems to be zazen sessions near London Bridge station, which isn't far from where I live.
I must check that out.

At May 25, 2006, Blogger earDRUM said...

I am glad that Brad has stopped blogging... for the very reasons that are stated in that article that he linked to.
I would rather wait for Brad to go through the process of writing, pondering, editing, and then releasing it when it is ready.
After Brad began blogging, I felt that there was a loss in the quality of his writing, compared to the original articles that he posted on his old website. (Back then, those articles were posted to a relatively small readership, so that he could get some feedback. I imagine that he has had enough feedback for a while.)
As much as I enjoyed reading Brad's daily blog thoughts, I felt that he became too vulnerable... and then had to spend time defending his thoughts.
In the long run, this is a good thing. It will allow him to work on his book.

At May 25, 2006, Blogger Drunken Monkey said...

I wholly agree, eardrum.
Also, I became quite attached to his blog as I frequently visited it whenever I was bored. That was a bad habit that I had gotten into, and hopefully now I will be doing more zazen and less web surfing.


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