Comment Policy

As the moderator of this blog, I have the following rights:

  1. Control over content and comments.
  2. Ability to edit comments.
  3. Ability to censor comments.
  4. Ability to delete comments.
  5. Ability to prevent comments by specific persons or groups

While I have all of these rights, this being my blog, I will only apply these rights if the following guidelines are often ignored.

  1. Keep it somewhat clean.  Not sunday dinner clean but at least night out with strangers clean.
  2. Be truthful-ish.
  3. Be nice-ish.  Feel free to disagree but do it like an adult.
  4. Share what you know, ask about what you don’t.
  5. Stay focused to topic.  I love to see conversations evolve but keep it within range.
  6. Feel free to self-promote a blog or book or whatever but as a toll I ask that you bring something to the conversation as well.
  7. NO evangelizing.
  8. NO posting of decades long comments. If it can’t be said in 200 words then write a post about it and send me the link.
  9. NO threats to hurt or kill anyone.

So, I know this sounds harsh but if someone repeatedly breaks these guidelines, I will email the person and let them know.  This happens rarely but I have had to do it. 

Bottom Line:  Have you ever hung out with friends of a friend for the first time and politics or religion comes up?  Did you call them a shitbag and tell them to burn in hell?  Probably not.  You probably had a heated but engaging conversation and then bought the next round…that is what I am going for here.


2 thoughts on “Comment Policy

  1. 600 BC there was this Hindu saying, “That boy Sidharta seven years! Noooo seven lifetimes, boys not a Real Hindu.”

    So who told you you cannot have money and be enlightened?
    Why did you decide to believe this?
    Do you all cut your wood with stone axes?
    Walk in the woods and only eat wild foods?
    I really am trying to figure out how you get on the internet without computers! You guys have got to be so much more enlightened than I am.

    Genpo Roshi tells you straight up he is competitive. He was an olympic athlete. He went through Zen training the same way. Do you think he became a roshi using a fly-by-night mail-order zen-moneystarry? He did this in Japan, a place I lived for 14 years and know exactly how “follow the rules” that culture is.

    To the gentleman who says Genpo seduced his wife, stole her away from some bodybuilder, obviously has never had a girlfriend honest enough to tell him the truth.

    Women allow men to think we seduced them. Your girlfriend-wife chose you long before you even knew she was in the room.

    Genpo is honest enough to say he is a pervert. Fact is we all are, but not many are willing to dig deep and be honest.

    Have you DONE Big Mind?
    Oh it costs money? So none of you pays for the internet, your electricity, food, the clothes you wear and anything else in life. None of you drives a car or flies on planes?
    Genpo is trying to advance a technology and make it accessible to as many people as possible. So you sit zazen with 6 or 10 people and this makes it the Real stuff, but Genpo charges money so it must be the fakes stuff?

    All that said, I do not sit zazen much anymore. I rarely go to buddhist anythings because it is filled with people who are so attached to their Point of View that it clouds everything they do.

    Allow me to leave you with the words of George Bernard Shaw:

    Those who can, Do.
    Those who can’t, Teach.

    those who can’t teach are critics.

    Me? I am an @sshole of the first waters, certified, total and utter. I recommend you ignore me.
    After all your righteous indignation looks so good on you. Bet you get all the best zazenettes when you wear it.

    Now there’s an interesting sit.

    • So this has what to do with my comment policy? I think Genpo is a piece of shit, that is no secret. His actions speak as much. That seems to sit poorly with you. Whether or not you feel the need to defend speaks volumes.

      This is not an interesting sit at all. Just some dude defending his teacher and some teacher defending his livelihood.

      It is an old story.

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