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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WHAT IS ZEN TO YOU
vertical line Posted on Feb.15.2007 @ 09:12PM EDT by 77 zen ror
what is ZEN to you
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Reply from whatzen
Feb.15.2007
09:39PM EDT 
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vertical line The same as anything else.
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Feb.16.2007
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Feb.16.2007
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Feb.16.2007
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Reply from Woodsman
Feb.16.2007
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Reply from boymonk
Feb.16.2007
02:34PM EDT 
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Have you noticed that Zen spelled backwards is neZ?

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Feb.16.2007
03:59PM EDT 
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Feb.16.2007
07:56PM EDT 
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......... Thank you all,RORY  I learn a lot from you all. very, very good
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Reply from Woodsman
Feb.16.2007
09:26PM EDT 
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Feb.16.2007
09:30PM EDT 
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Feb.16.2007
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Feb.16.2007
10:12PM EDT 
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Feb.16.2007
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Feb.16.2007
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Reply from Woodsman
Feb.16.2007
10:16PM EDT 
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Feb.17.2007
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Reply from Norwolf
Feb.17.2007
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I don't know what zen is, but it helps me let go of stuff.

Sometimes zen for me is watching people on the internet trying to prove to other people how clever they are.  (MY self included.)

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Feb.17.2007
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(MY self included.)

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That's the problem... hehe!
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Feb.17.2007
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Feb.17.2007
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(MY self included.)

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That's the problem... hehe!"
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Reply from Lionel
Feb.17.2007
09:30PM EDT 
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vertical line ...a flower a world, a grass a Buddha...you me & him are all in hot soup till its coolness...still it is so good to be alive as you me & him... thank you friends!
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Feb.17.2007
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Feb.18.2007
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Feb.18.2007
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Feb.18.2007
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Feb.18.2007
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Reply from Lionel
Feb.18.2007
05:50PM EDT 
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...most if not all of us realise the important of breathing-air at our death bed...

...zen is alive right in our daily wholesome activities life, unlike dust-sutras, it is flexible freshen creative & right down to earth practical thing of thing in our living life...if only we could put an effort into the practice... THANKS & CHEERS~~~

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Reply from Lynnoh
Feb.19.2007
07:49PM EDT 
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Quote: "I am nothing, compared to Zen. "
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nothing to compare it with

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Reply from 77 zen ror
Feb.20.2007
06:38PM EDT 
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Quote: "I am nothing, compared to Zen. "
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nothing to compare it with

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......... Thank you, All for you  ZEN in puts It looks like zen is now, this breath i take whats in my mind & heart at this time in life. i fill good to see all what you wright RORY
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Feb.20.2007
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Reply from Mushin
Feb.27.2007
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the frog in the pond

the raking of the leaves

and to quote baso i believe- "a spray of plum blossoms"

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Feb.27.2007
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vertical line the frog went a court'in he did ride...ah-ha, ah-ha..... sword and psitol by his side...ah-ha, ah-ha
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Mar.03.2007
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Reply from LeonBasin
Sep.18.2010
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Reply from immortal 1
Sep.18.2010
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Gautama, The Buddha, was not a Buddhist or a Zen Buddhist.

He was a Hindu. 

Buddhism arose from the following of his teachings.

After spreading into China and Southern Asia, Zen arose out of a derived belief in Impermanence.  That essentially since nothing lasts forever, there is no reality other than constant flux.

That is Zen to me.  The name, word, or Wobba, for constant flux in the Universe.  Nothing is what it was, or is what it will be, it just is what it is now.

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Sep.18.2010
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Gautama, The Buddha, was not a Buddhist or a Zen Buddhist.

He was a Hindu.

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He was a Hindu? News to me.
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Reply from ______
Sep.18.2010
07:46AM EDT 
vertical line Oh well. We're all Hindu now. Geddit?

It appears that 'what is Zen to you' is er um, somethink like a one a two a three . . . .some like it hot, some like it cold, some like it in the pot 9 days old.

It's true.

Oh and did I say, 'it's true'?

Oh baby, hold your mama.

Don't ask why sugar, just do it for the love of all that is Holy.


W a a a a a a a a a a a a h
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Reply from immortal 1
Sep.18.2010
09:28AM EDT 
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Gautama, The Buddha, was not a Buddhist or a Zen Buddhist.

He was a Hindu.

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He was a Hindu? News to me.
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He was a Hindu? News to me.
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In the Hindu religion, of which there are many sects, a Buddha is a person who attains awakening without a teacher.  The world is full of them all the time. 

Siddartha Gautama Buddha was such a person, and became such a great teacher that he has been dubbed The Buddha.  Its an honorary title.

Jesus was not a Christian.  He was a Jewish Rabbi.  It might surprise people to know that Hitler was a Roman Catholic, and he got the idea for the Swastica from a church stained glass window, which means that he worshipped a Jewish Rabbi as God, while simultaneously ordering all Jews in Europe to be killed.

Please.  We have got to think things through.

Shramana:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

People of the Pali Canon

Pali English

Community of Buddhist Disciples

Monastic Sangha

BhikkhuBhikkhuni
Sikkhamana
Sama?eraSama?eri

MonkNun
Nun trainee
Novice (m., f.)

Laity

Upasaka, Upasika
Gahattha, Gahapati
Agarika, Agariya

Lay devotee (m., f.)
Householder
Layperson

Related Religions

Sama?a
Ajivaka
Brahma?a
Niga??ha

Wanderer
Ascetic
Brahmin
Jain ascetic

A shramana (Sanskrit srama?a ?????, Pali sama?a) is a wandering monk in certain ascetic traditions of ancient India, including Jainism, Buddhism, and Ajivika religion (now extinct). Famous srama?a include religious leaders Mahavira and Gautama Buddha.

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Sep.18.2010
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Sep.18.2010
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Gautama, The Buddha, was not a Buddhist or a Zen Buddhist.

He was a Hindu.

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He was a Hindu? News to me.
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In the Hindu religion, of which there are many sects, a Buddha is a person who attains awakening without a teacher.  The world is full of them all the time. 

Siddartha Gautama Buddha was such a person, and became such a great teacher that he has been dubbed The Buddha.  Its an honorary title.

Jesus was not a Christian.  He was a Jewish Rabbi.  It might surprise people to know that Hitler was a Roman Catholic, and he got the idea for the Swastica from a church stained glass window, which means that he worshipped a Jewish Rabbi as God, while simultaneously ordering all Jews in Europe to be killed.

Please.  We have got to think things through.

Shramana:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

People of the Pali Canon

Pali English

Community of Buddhist Disciples

Monastic Sangha

BhikkhuBhikkhuni
Sikkhamana
Sama?eraSama?eri

MonkNun
Nun trainee
Novice (m., f.)

Laity

Upasaka, Upasika
Gahattha, Gahapati
Agarika, Agariya

Lay devotee (m., f.)
Householder
Layperson

Related Religions

Sama?a
Ajivaka
Brahma?a
Niga??ha

Wanderer
Ascetic
Brahmin
Jain ascetic

A shramana (Sanskrit srama?a ?????, Pali sama?a) is a wandering monk in certain ascetic traditions of ancient India, including Jainism, Buddhism, and Ajivika religion (now extinct). Famous srama?a include religious leaders Mahavira and Gautama Buddha.

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Sep.20.2010
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Sep.20.2010
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Sep.20.2010
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I like demons.

They dont bother me.

We have had some laughs together.

You have to walk past the gargoyles to get into the church

If you want to find peace.

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Sep.20.2010
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Sep.23.2010
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What is ZEN to me is a question which goes like this:

What is ZEN to me?

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Sep.23.2010
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Sep.23.2010
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Sep.23.2010
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Sep.23.2010
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Sep.23.2010
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Reply from immortal 1
Sep.24.2010
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I like demons.

They dont bother me.

We have had some laughs together.

You have to walk past the gargoyles to get into the church

If you want to find peace.

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What I mean is that Im not who they are looking for, who they are interested in.

Remember that Lucifer and the Demons are angels.  Fallen angels but angels nonetheless.

They are interested in evil people. 

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Sep.25.2010
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"Time Future: The accuser of our Comrades, who accuses them day and night before our God, has now been thrown down."

"Time Present: I, Jesus, am Lucifer."
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Sep.25.2010
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Quote: "Lucifer is not a so-called 'fallen angel'. Lucifer is Jesus, the Morning Star.

"Time Future: The accuser of our Comrades, who accuses them day and night before our God, has now been thrown down."

"Time Present: I, Jesus, am Lucifer."
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Where did this come from?

Source?

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Sep.25.2010
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Zen, can't see summer

it has no window

there is no 'other'

Zen has no free-ends

Zen is supple 

and not contrived

it has shallow aspects - to deal with

but there is no shallow surmising

And, prising won't do

Zen will make a monkey of you

hmm, isn't it funny how a bear likes hunny...

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Quote: "Lucifer is not a so-called 'fallen angel'. Lucifer is Jesus, the Morning Star.

"Time Future: The accuser of our Comrades, who accuses them day and night before our God, has now been thrown down."

"Time Present: I, Jesus, am Lucifer."
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Satan, God's Vicar-General.
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Sep.25.2010
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Sep.25.2010
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Sep.26.2010
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vertical line Do the textual research and you will discover that Lucifer (The Light Bringer, Light Bearer, The Morning Star), is not Satan. Post-Biblical (Latin), writers conflated Satan (The Adversary, The Celestial Prosecuter - translated into the Greek 'Diabolos') with Lucifer.

There is no Devil in the Book of Genesis, the interpretation of the Serpent in the Garden of Eden as the Devil is a retro-fit.

In the NT, Satan is not necessarily God's 'enemy'.

The author of the Book of Revelation has Jesus call himself 'The Bright Morning Star, in Latin 'Lucifer' - the name of the planet Venus appearing in the east.

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Choose one; serve two.

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'Choiceless Awareness' is a marketing gimmick.
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Quote: "Do the textual research and you will discover that Lucifer (The Light Bringer, Light Bearer, The Morning Star), is not Satan. Post-Biblical (Latin), writers conflated Satan (The Adversary, The Celestial Prosecuter - translated into the Greek 'Diabolos') with Lucifer.

There is no Devil in the Book of Genesis, the interpretation of the Serpent in the Garden of Eden as the Devil is a retro-fit.

In the NT, Satan is not necessarily God's 'enemy'.

The author of the Book of Revelation has Jesus call himself 'The Bright Morning Star, in Latin 'Lucifer' - the name of the planet Venus appearing in the east.

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Choose one; serve two.

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'Choiceless Awareness' is a marketing gimmick.
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In my dreams and visions I have met Lucifer and some demons as well.  I did not feel any evil from them. 

But I have felt evil from people.

My take on what I have experienced in meditation regarding these personages is not that they are evil, but rather that they seek out evil people to punish or undo them.

I havent made Lucifer any deals or promises, but I do owe a few favors.  I do work it that way.  If someone needs help, I ask God to help them.  But when I see harm or evil I send a message to my brother Lucifer asking him to attend to the matter.  Essentially I say, *Hey Luc, I think this is one of yours....*

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It is as It is being.  I was not afraid of Lucifer because I believe that God is creating everything all time, so there is never anything to fear but God, and what would be the point of that? 

I have met lots of people in my meditative travels, some of whom I will never know their names. 

This physical universe is only one plane of existence among countless many.  Humans are not the end-all of everything.  Just a small part of the overall population of creatures.

But if that is all you have encountered, naturally then it would be all about humans.

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nothing to compare it with

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Zen is nothing compared to you...there is No-Thing to compare you to...though you may not have the nothingness Zen offers as you want it now, realize that without you Zen is nothing at all.
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