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vertical line Posted on Jun.11.2007 @ 07:32PM EDT by QuanTam
Hello, I was wondering whether ChonTri still posts in this forum? Thanks, QT
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.12.2007
11:29AM EDT 
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vertical line yes, good question... me too
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Reply from -----0
Jun.12.2007
02:46PM EDT 
vertical line only when he's got a root question
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Reply from QuanTam
Jun.12.2007
03:09PM EDT 
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vertical line Thanks, I will look out for him, QT
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.12.2007
04:52PM EDT 
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Quote: "Thanks, I will look out for him, QT "
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you have a root question? if not, what are you looking out for?

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Reply from ______
Jun.12.2007
06:09PM EDT 
vertical line Root question? I am a root question, as I live and breathe.
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.12.2007
08:02PM EDT 
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vertical line does it count if leave rootbeer bottle in the bathroom... I mean what is going on now?
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Reply from kelvintan
Jun.13.2007
09:02AM EDT 
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Question U Ask Now The Answer Mu

With Metta

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Reply from -----0
Jun.13.2007
10:49AM EDT 
vertical line root question is when you ask something and then make fun of those who answer
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.13.2007
10:55AM EDT 
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vertical line sounds like rootbeer bubbles get up your nose and tickle.... hee hee hee
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Reply from stephen
Jun.13.2007
11:24AM EDT 
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vertical line He now speaks to roses. MU
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Reply from Woodsman
Jun.13.2007
01:53PM EDT 
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vertical line Meee toooo!!!
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Reply from QuanTam
Jun.13.2007
07:04PM EDT 
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you have a root question? if not, what are you looking out for?

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What is a root question?
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Reply from Woodsman
Jun.13.2007
07:45PM EDT 
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vertical line Why you are asking.
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Reply from fatnhappy
Jun.13.2007
09:11PM EDT 
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What is a root question?
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Reply from ______
Jun.14.2007
06:08AM EDT 
vertical line How many seconds in the colour blue and green and red and separate or not alone? Oh, just pick one and a colour.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jun.14.2007
12:35PM EDT 
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vertical line if ya can't talk, ya can't count sneither

how'd that eth get in there?
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Reply from -----0
Jun.14.2007
04:31PM EDT 
vertical line the root question is: can anything ever really go wrong
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Reply from El_Cid
Jun.26.2007
12:53PM EDT 
vertical line If Chon'Tri sees anything as 'good' or 'bad', then he lacks the true dahrma eye.


Has the old man any poison, or has he already begun chanting nembutsu?
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.26.2007
02:15PM EDT 
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Quote: "If Chon'Tri sees anything as 'good' or 'bad', then he lacks the true dahrma eye.


Has the old man any poison, or has he already begun chanting nembutsu?
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if he could not see anything as good or bad... then how might he understand your examination of him?

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Reply from lehish
Jun.26.2007
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"if" ?

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Jun.26.2007
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.26.2007
04:10PM EDT 
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vertical line hahahaha... sounds like a sneeze...
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Reply from lehish
Jun.26.2007
05:34PM EDT 
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vertical line lol
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Reply from Woodsman
Jun.26.2007
09:00PM EDT 
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vertical line ..zoooyaaahhh!!!

I have no idea what it was.
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Reply from El_Cid
Jun.26.2007
09:17PM EDT 
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Quote: "If ChonTri sees anything as good or bad, then he lacks the true dahrma eye.


Has the old man any poison, or has he already begun chanting nembutsu?
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Quote: "if he could not see anything as good or bad... then how might he understand your examination of him?"

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How could he do so otherwise? With this so-called 'Zen' that discriminates good from bad?

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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.27.2007
12:00PM EDT 
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Quote: "If ChonTri sees anything as good or bad, then he lacks the true dahrma eye.


Has the old man any poison, or has he already begun chanting nembutsu?
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Quote: "if he could not see anything as good or bad... then how might he understand your examination of him?"

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How could he do so otherwise? With this so-called 'Zen' that discriminates good from bad?

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How could he do so otherwise? With this so-called 'Zen' that discriminates good from bad?

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huh?

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Reply from El_Cid
Jun.28.2007
01:52PM EDT 
vertical line Lynnoh:

Only by discriminating nothing, can one know any-thing. In the marrow of Zen, one sees nothing as good or bad.

Still, don't confuse the absence of discrimination for the absence of distinction (see: "When moutains were mountains and streams were streams...").


I'd give you my understanding, if I could, but apparently you'd have already had me give it to Chon'Tri...Haha!!


"Huh?"... why'd you stop, you were almost there ;)

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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.28.2007
03:10PM EDT 
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vertical line me ?
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.28.2007
03:58PM EDT 
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vertical line OH! who am I talking too? you all come to together....
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.28.2007
04:01PM EDT 
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vertical line who is who?
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Reply from El_Cid
Jun.29.2007
12:48AM EDT 
vertical line "huh?"...

A hoof-print in the mud.

Just a snail with big feet?

Perhaps you should follow it.

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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.29.2007
11:46AM EDT 
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vertical line for a moment ..i saw the ground  walking
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Reply from ______
Jun.29.2007
02:16PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Lynnoh:

Only by discriminating nothing, can one know any-thing. In the marrow of Zen, one sees nothing as good or bad.

Still, don't confuse the absence of discrimination for the absence of distinction (see: "When moutains were mountains and streams were streams...").


I'd give you my understanding, if I could, but apparently you'd have already had me give it to Chon'Tri...Haha!!


"Huh?"... why'd you stop, you were almost there ;)

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"Nothing" is a thing. Or did you mean no thing or no-thing? Any-thing just will not do - please be precise. Distinction / discrimination...where does discernment fit in to this schemata? Apparently?

Whooo...the marrow of Zen? wtf is that? Exactly? (So many questions - please answer them all, now, in my absence).
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Reply from El_Cid
Jun.30.2007
04:00AM EDT 
vertical line Discernment is just a perception.

One shouldn't start climbing from the top of the mountain. Perhaps we could just take a short walk, to stretch our legs?

Am I only confusing you?...Splendid!


The answers are already here, just follow each question to its root.

It'll probably take you a little longer than the questions though ;)
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Reply from ______
Jun.30.2007
07:33AM EDT 
vertical line Yeah, ok. Super.
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Reply from El_Cid
Jun.30.2007
04:41PM EDT 
vertical line Even to perceive is to judge. Who's perception will you use?

Ultimate reality is in knowing, not in perceiving, or even in simply believing.


The thoughts that bring us to zen, are the hardest to let go.



...well there you go, I've killed it altogether.

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Reply from ______
Jun.30.2007
05:09PM EDT 
vertical line Ah, the sound of a knock knocking...on an open door.
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Reply from ______
Jun.30.2007
06:04PM EDT 
vertical line Pay attention at the back. Now, hands up, all those who know that zen is not an experience. Who knows? Come on. Let me see those hands.
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Reply from El_Cid
Jun.30.2007
08:56PM EDT 
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More like the ogre held the door stead-fast all night.

Can one ever resolve the doubt in another's mind? A 'good horse may run even in the shadow of the whip', but it's still the horse that does the running.


'zen is not an experience'? zen is everything, not an anything. And experience can indeed be zen. A subtle, but important distinction ;)

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Reply from -----0
Jul.01.2007
03:31AM EDT 
vertical line hey, what is this all about? somebody still trying to understand?
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Reply from El_Cid
Jul.01.2007
05:56AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "hey, what is this all about? somebody still trying to understand?"
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An excellent question...

Then you peed all over it.


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Reply from ______
Jul.02.2007
02:49PM EDT 
vertical line It's the things, it's all about things, the things...zen things, ogre things, selective things, experience things, subtle things, important things, horse things, know things.
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Jul.02.2007
02:50PM EDT 
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