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  • Ryumon
    Member
    • Apr 2007
    • 1691

    Article about buddhism and go

    For the go players here (I know there are a few):



    Bill Cobb is a very smart guy, but I disagree with a lot of the philosophical points he tries to squeeze into the game.

    He wrote a book that is a collection of essays, some of which go into much more detail about these questions:



    It is the most interesting book about go I've ever read, because it doesn't discuss games and moves.

    Gassho,

    Kirk
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  • Sekishi
    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
    • Apr 2013
    • 5666

    #2
    Thank you for sharing this Kirk. I just ordered a copy of the book and look forward to exploring some of Bill's ruminations in greater detail.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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    • Myosha
      Member
      • Mar 2013
      • 2974

      #3
      Thank you.


      Gassho,
      Myosha
      "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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      • mark
        Member
        • Nov 2009
        • 31

        #4
        Thanks for this. Strangely, I never related go to Buddhist things; this will enrich my enjoyment of the game. M

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        • Ryumon
          Member
          • Apr 2007
          • 1691

          #5
          I wonder if we should set up some sort of Treeleaf go event. I haven't played seriously in a while, but I'd be happy to play any Treeleaf members on KGS. I'm around 5-6 kyu.

          Gassho,

          Kirk
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          • Sydney
            Member
            • Aug 2010
            • 120

            #6
            Originally posted by kirkmc
            I wonder if we should set up some sort of Treeleaf go event. I haven't played seriously in a while, but I'd be happy to play any Treeleaf members on KGS. I'm around 5-6 kyu.

            Gassho,

            Kirk
            Since every Go event needs a hands-down loser, I'm in. I'm around 20 kyu. (For people unfamiliar, the higher your kyu number, the worse you suck at Go.)
            Diligently attain nothing. Sort of. Best not to over-think it.
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            • Ryumon
              Member
              • Apr 2007
              • 1691

              #7
              Yes, go rankings go from 30 to 1 kyu, then from 1 to 9 dan.

              Gassho,

              Kirk


              (Posted from my iPhone; please excuse any typos or brevity.)
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              • Sekishi
                Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                • Apr 2013
                • 5666

                #8
                Originally posted by kirkmc
                I wonder if we should set up some sort of Treeleaf go event. I haven't played seriously in a while, but I'd be happy to play any Treeleaf members on KGS. I'm around 5-6 kyu.
                I would love this! I was around 15kyu when I stopped playing a few years ago. I still think Go is one of humanity's greatest discoveries though.

                Anyhow, even if we just met once a month or something to play a few games and kibitz, that would be great. Or once a week? The Teaparty on Sunday, and the Go party on Saturday?

                Gassho,
                Sekishi
                Last edited by Sekishi; 04-15-2014, 04:18 PM. Reason: teh grammars
                Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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                • Ryumon
                  Member
                  • Apr 2007
                  • 1691

                  #9
                  Sure, I'd like that. I stopped playing because I got too obsessed by the game, but occasional games with like-minded people would be fun. I'd be more than happy to help you DDKs too. :-)

                  Tenuki,

                  Kirk
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                  • Oheso
                    Member
                    • Jan 2013
                    • 294

                    #10
                    I started playing go in college, many years ago. it pretty quickly became a passion and another layer of friendship between me and my best friend.
                    these days, kono goro wa, I struggle with small-scale go problems on an app on my iphone. thanks for the book recommendation.

                    gassho,

                    Robt
                    and neither are they otherwise.

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                    • Sekishi
                      Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                      • Apr 2013
                      • 5666

                      #11
                      Originally posted by kirkmc
                      I'd be more than happy to help you DDKs too. :-)
                      That would be awesome. I felt pretty stuck in the DDKs when I stopped playing (that isn't why I stopped, just busy with too many responsibilities and hobbies at the time).

                      Onagashimasu!
                      Sekishi
                      Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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                      • Ryumon
                        Member
                        • Apr 2007
                        • 1691

                        #12
                        Well, let's find a time to get a group together. I'm on the UK, so we need to factor in the time difference.

                        Gassho,
                        Kirk


                        (Posted from my iPhone; please excuse any typos or brevity.)
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