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  Tetsugen, a devotee of Zen in Japan, decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition of seven thousand copies, a tremendous undertaking.... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: DEAR JUSTIN: LOVE OR FEAR?
vertical line Posted on Jun.27.2007 @ 11:14AM EDT by stephen

Recently I was introduced to a new concept: Any decision we might make comes either from love or fear, there are no other beginnings. Consequently I have been catching thoughts and asking where they come from, here is the interesting bit, I ask my heart not my head and what it says has been very interesting (of course I can not ask my heart anything it is muscle but something other than my head or conscious thought) it seems to know a lot of things to have many insights my head might not readily see. I have always had more trouble with the concept of love then any other would I have named intuition, perhaps budha nature, (true self) love?

 

The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, from the deep course of Prajna wisdom, saw clearly that all five skandhas were empty, thus sundered all bonds of suffering.

Sariputra, know then: form does not differ from emptiness, nor does emptiness differ from form. Form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form. The same is true of feelings, perceptions, impulses and consciousness.

Sariputra, all dharmas are marked with emptiness. None are born or die, nor are they defiled or immaculate, nor do they wax or wane. Therefore, where there is emptiness, there is no form, no feeling, no perception, no impulse, nor is there consciousness. No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, or mind. No color, sound, smell, taste, touch, or object of mind. There is no domain of sight nor even domain of mind consciousness. There is no ignorance nor is there ceasing of ignorance. There is no withering, no death, nor is there ceasing of withering and death. There is no suffering, or cause of suffering, or cease in suffering, or path to lead from suffering. There is no cognition, nor even attainment.

So know that the Bodhisattva, indifferent to any kind of attainment whatsoever but dwelling in Prajna wisdom, is freed of any thought covering, get rid of the fear bred by it, has overcome what can upset and in the end reaches utmost Nirvana. All Buddhas of past and present, and Buddhas of future time, through faith in Prajna wisdom, come to full and perfect Enlightenment.

Therefore, one should know the Prajna paramita as the mantra of great knowledge, the miraculous, the utmost, the unequalled mantra, whose words relieve all suffering. This is highest wisdom, true beyond all doubt.

Know then and proclaim the Prajna paramita mantra. It spells like this:

Gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, bodhi svaha !
( Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond, Bodhi, rejoice ! )


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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.27.2007
11:56AM EDT 
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jun.27.2007
12:03PM EDT 
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vertical line having a guest for sitting and wanting to be considerate of his feelings... we did not do the sutra... and you did.....
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Jun.29.2007
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vertical line Look at that, he made it - he got his own meistersheister thread.
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Reply from justin
Jul.02.2007
07:40AM EDT 
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 Thank you Steven, it is very much appreciated. I appologise for not repling sooner, (it is because i have not visited zenguide recently). I disscussed similar issues with my father the day before yesterday so (as it always is) it is relevent (as far as rafts are  relevent ) ; )

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Reply from ______
Jul.02.2007
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vertical line He actually appears to believe you, him.
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jul.10.2007
01:58PM EDT 
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vertical line Justin, are you a dreamer?
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Reply from justin
Jul.11.2007
03:34PM EDT 
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 Lynnoh,

 I am not sure if i am able to wear the dreamer label. I am not sure if that truely describes me. I might be, no i may like to imagine i was at some stage i would probably (if pushed) describe myself as a realist not sure if that describes me either.

So i guess the answer is couldn't say, you may have to answer that yourself. (I say this in honesty not sarcasm or wittisism).

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Reply from Lynnoh
Jul.11.2007
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vertical line oh, no problem...just I went for a trip...kinda a weird one around the internet and came across a Justin..but it sounded like he used "dreamer" as an ID...must not be you...  :)
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