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vertical line Posted on May.26.2007 @ 03:20AM 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

Before the controversy over my handling of what I considered to be a beautiful post by "sister" I had posted this treasure of the Way. By the way, why didn't someone else offer her a guiding post if they felt she needed help? I honestly thought she could be giving an answer to my question. Anyone want to tackle this quote of Lin-Chi?


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Reply from Woodsman
May.26.2007
01:54PM EDT 
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vertical line I hear you, and that's all.
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Reply from El_Cid
May.26.2007
02:53PM EDT 
vertical line "No ignorance, no end of ignorance, and so on to no old age and death; no pain, karma, extinction, Way; no wisdom, no attaining."
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Reply from Woodsman
May.26.2007
03:34PM EDT 
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vertical line No... ?
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Reply from El_Cid
May.26.2007
04:39PM EDT 
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"A crying shame, when you draw a snake, to add a leg."
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Reply from Woodsman
May.26.2007
10:27PM EDT 
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vertical line It's just a question mark
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Reply from kelvintan
May.27.2007
01:43AM EDT 
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Truly An Enlightened Being.

Letting go of  GRASPING

A Note on Dharma-Ending Age

quote:

Alas! In the evil time

 

Of the Dharma-Ending Age,

 

Living beings’ blessings are slight;

 

It is difficult to train them.

 

Far indeed from the sages of the past!

 

Their deviant views are deep.

 

Demons are strong,

 

The Dharma is weak;

 

Many are the wrongs and injuries.

 

Hearing the door of the Thus Come

 

One’s sudden teaching,

 

They hate not destroying it

 

as they would smash a tile.

 

The doing is in the mind;

 

The body suffers the calamities.

 

There’s no need for unjust accusations

 

That shifts the blame to others.

 

If you don’t wish to invite the karma

 

of the unintermittent [hell],

 

Do not slander the Thus Come One’s

 

Proper Wheel of Dharma.

With Metta

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Reply from Davidseon
May.27.2007
04:47AM EDT 
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vertical line Posted on May.26.2007 @ 03:20AM GMT-5 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

 What Lin Chi is getting at, is that  the stages and titles, are nothing but names and attachments.  Even nirvana and Bohdi are attachments.   If one says he has attained nirvana or bohdi, then that person is attached to nirvana or bodhi. 

So what Lin Chi is doing, is asking  Who are you?  Are you someone attached to names.

Master Lin Chi would answer,  Katz,  The geese fly north in summer.

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Reply from ______
May.27.2007
10:27AM EDT 
vertical line Oneworder worders - so amazing - and 'Jesus would have said' what 'Lin Chi would have said', phewording...wow networding
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Reply from Woodsman
May.27.2007
11:53PM EDT 
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vertical line Ok. So I finished the garden today. Um, I love that dirt! It's just so, particular.
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Reply from stephen
May.28.2007
09:09AM EDT 
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The act of achievement is no act at all. You are born with a Buddha nature. What happens to that nature “ten stages of bodhisattva practice or becoming a hired field hand” is the karma of the soul. The production of a garden, however, is a thing to be proud of. MU

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Reply from zbishak
May.28.2007
10:58AM EDT 
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Maybe he was just saying,

when there is 'not two'

one can never be alone.

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Reply from Woodsman
May.28.2007
12:52PM EDT 
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vertical line The migrant worker has Buddha nature. Having nothing, wanting nothing, is a place of beginning, a place of working meditation. Each act, each sensation, every look, is enlightenment.
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Reply from Woodsman
May.28.2007
02:05PM EDT 
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vertical line Approaching no want, words fall away, as worlds fly by.
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Reply from Woodsman
May.28.2007
03:03PM EDT 
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vertical line Eventually, absolutely, mindfully, we approach in ourselves what we don't want to face, either in others, as ourselves. The separation crumbles into ashes.
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Reply from ______
May.29.2007
07:19AM EDT 
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Reply from Woodsman
May.29.2007
09:51AM EDT 
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vertical line omg, I just fell asleep. will someone please wake me, I have a report on Zen due today.
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