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-I would like to know which way that leads to Chao-chou, would you please give me the direction?
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-Just go straight, don't make any... continue...

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vertical line Posted on May.05.2007 @ 10:13AM EDT by Govindi

Not sure who wrote this...

You live an illusion and the apearance of things... There is a Reality, but you do not know this... When you understand this, you will see that you are nothing... in being nothing you are... Everything.

I just wanted to share... :-)

Metta to All... :-)


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Reply from whatzen
May.05.2007
01:33PM EDT 
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Thanks for sharing!

Metta to all :-)

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Reply from kelvintan
May.05.2007
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Giving Others Very Important Note Describing Illusion

Your joy in Sharing

With Metta

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Reply from Davidseon
May.08.2007
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Sorry, but I think you are confusing nothing with emptiness.

You are not nothing,  You are here.  However,  the person here is just a set of conditions, the same as thought is only a set of conditions

You are not nothing, just empty of a self.

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May.08.2007
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Reply from Govindi
May.10.2007
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vertical line Quote: "

Sorry, but I think you are confusing nothing with emptiness.

You are not nothing,  You are here.  However,  the person here is just a set of conditions, the same as thought is only a set of conditions

You are not nothing, just empty of a self.

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"You live an illusion and the apearance of things..."  <<<Set of conditions... Thought is illusion... Apearance<<<condition of the 5 sence doors. Close the doors, breath in... breath out, become "no-thing" then we are everything (including emptiness)

(It was a quote...)   Metta to All...  :-)

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Reply from plankton
May.10.2007
10:49AM EDT 
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I am never the me I used to be,,

when I am everything..or ...nothing,

I am still in its way, and well and truly secured in delusion.

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Reply from Govindi
May.10.2007
11:21AM EDT 
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Impermanence...

Even Sartori is impermanent... Samsara=Nirvana, Nirvana=Samsara

T Y Plankton...

Metta to all... :-)

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Reply from stephen
May.10.2007
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vertical line Form is emptiness, emptiness is form!
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Reply from boymonk
May.11.2007
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vertical line When I look inside I find only emptiness, yowie! When I look outside I only find impermanence, double yowie! In yowie I find respite, however, rest, as it were, or, if you like, spite revisited. How bout them apples?
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Reply from Govindi
May.11.2007
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Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, practicing deep prajna paramita,
clearly saw that all five skandhas are empty, transforming all suffering and distress.

Shariputra, form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form.
Form is exactly emptiness, emptiness exactly form.
Sensation, thought, impulse, consciousness are also like this.

Shariputra, all things are marked by emptiness - 
not born, not destroyed,
not stained, not pure,
without gain, without loss.
Therefore in emptiness there is no form, no sensation, thought, impulse, consciousness.
No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind.
No color, sound, smell, taste, touch, object of thought.
No realm of sight to no realm of thought.
No ignorance and also no ending of ignorance to no old age and death and also no ending of old age and death.
No suffering, and also no source of suffering, no annihilation, no path.
No wisdom, also no attainment.
Having nothing to attain, Bodhisattvas live prajna paramita with no hindrance in the mind.
No hindrance, thus no fear.
Far beyond delusive thinking, they attain complete Nirvana.
All Buddhas past, present and future live prajna paramita and thus attain anuttara samyak sambodhi.

Therefore, know that prajna paramita is the great mantra, the wisdom mantra, the unsurpassed mantra, the supreme mantra, which completely removes all suffering. This is truth, not deception. Therefore set forth the prajna paramita mantra, set forth this mantra and say:

GATÉ GATÉ PARAGATÉ PARASAMGATÉ BODHI SVAHA

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Metta to All...  :-)

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