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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: NO THING ATTAINED FOR NO BODY
vertical line Posted on May.23.2007 @ 04:40PM EDT by whatzen

"Those who have fulfilled the ten stages of bodhisattva practice are no better than hired field hands; those who have attained the enlightenment of the fifty-first and fifty-second stages are prisoners shackled and bound; arhats and  pratyekabuddhas are so much filth in the latrine;  bodhi and nirvana are hitching posts for donkeys."

-Lin Chi


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Reply from Woodsman
May.23.2007
05:43PM EDT 
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vertical line Praise the Lord... Buddha.
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Reply from whatzen
May.23.2007
05:45PM EDT 
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Quote: "Praise the Lord... Buddha. "
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Did he say that? I thought that was the other guy. Or the other guy.

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Reply from whatzen
May.23.2007
06:51PM EDT 
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What and when does any thing ever get done and by whom?

Does any one ever get enlightened?

Is there really any one That can get enlightened?

Is there any one?

What is enlightenment?

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Reply from sister
May.23.2007
08:24PM EDT 
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vertical line I am brand new and I don't want to post yet. I would just like to read a post and all its replies, and then the next one.
I don't understand how to do this.
Thank you.
sister
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Reply from whatzen
May.23.2007
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Quote: "I am brand new and I don't want to post yet. I would just like to read a post and all its replies, and then the next one.
I don't understand how to do this.
Thank you.
sister
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Beautiful answer! Thanks

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May.23.2007
10:24PM EDT 
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What and when does any thing ever get done and by whom?

anything

Does any one ever get enlightened?

anyone

Is there really any one That can get enlightened?

anyone

Is there any one?

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What is enlightenment?

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Reply from whatzen
May.23.2007
10:26PM EDT 
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vertical line Beautiful answer! Thanks
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Reply from stephen
May.24.2007
09:12AM EDT 
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Matthew 20:16
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Mark 9:35
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

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Reply from whatzen
May.24.2007
12:45PM EDT 
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vertical line You too! And anyone else, beautiful answers all!
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Reply from Lynnoh
May.24.2007
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vertical line as beauty only could
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