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  Subhuti was Buddha's disciple. He was able to understand the potency of emptiness, that nothing exists except in its relationship of subjectivity and objectivity. One day, in a mood of sublime emptiness, Subhuti was resting underneath a tree... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Jul.18.2007 @ 08:31AM EDT by ______
I'm standing in a field, surrounded by cows. They are pressed in close and tight. It's twilight, dusk. The ground slopes downward, away from me into a natural amphitheatre where lights are shining up from holes in the ground. I can hear the sound of tails swishing, breaths breathing, tongues rasping and that satisfying munch sound of the cud being chewed. I see a glint of a patient eye here, an eyelash there. It's cold and breath steams in the air as one mist, hovering in a cloud over the group. Suddenly, I am aware that I am a figure in a painting. If I turn around, I believe I will see the giant hand of a painter with brush poised to alter the scene. But I don't turn around. It begins to rain, that slow, soft silent thin rain which works with the light to bleed the land, the cows, the mist, the breaths, one into each other. The watercolourist is adding more water to the wash as I am smudged in and the tears flow.
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Reply from ______
Jul.19.2007
08:00PM EDT 
vertical line I called through your door,
"The mystics are gathering
in the street. Come out!"

"Leave me alone.
I'm sick."

"I don't care if you're dead!
Jesus is here, and he wants
to resurrect somebody!"

~~Rumi~~
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Reply from lehish
Jul.19.2007
08:18PM EDT 
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"Jesus is here, and he wants
to resurrect somebody!"
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"The watercolourist is adding more water to the wash as I am smudged in and the tears flow."


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Reply from ______
Jul.20.2007
06:28PM EDT 
vertical line Ah, hello.
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Jul.20.2007
08:22PM EDT 
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vertical line I'm one as he is one with me. Together we walk hand and hand.
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Reply from ______
Jul.22.2007
01:42PM EDT 
vertical line Gave myself to God
There was a pregnant pause
Before he said ok
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Reply from whatzen
Jul.22.2007
01:56PM EDT 
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vertical line The Light is beautiful Rustic. Thank you for sharing that.
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Reply from HarryB
Jul.23.2007
12:30PM EDT 
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Light is invisible.

Please don't mistake this for the metaphysical shite that distracts everyone around here, the stuff is actually invisible to us... not the most uninteresting thing that was ever said here, not exactly satori-in-a-sachet either. Who promised rose gardens?

Regards,

Harry. 

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Reply from HarryB
Jul.23.2007
12:33PM EDT 
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Shite is visible (most of the time) yet people often step in it. Good argument for mindflness that... not the best argment, but certainly not one that is solely faith based.

Regards,

Harry.

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Jul.23.2007
04:15PM EDT 
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vertical line I still enjoyed his writing.
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Jul.23.2007
05:48PM EDT 
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Reply from HarryB
Jul.23.2007
07:56PM EDT 
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Indeed, don't get me wrong. Nice to hear all that.

Regards,

Harry.

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Reply from ______
Jul.24.2007
11:41AM EDT 
vertical line The use of a single word to mean two different things is neglect.

The beauty in the picture of a truth reveals a dichotomy between what we 'actually see' and what we 'know we see'.

Hello! to friends!
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Reply from HarryB
Jul.24.2007
02:14PM EDT 
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If poetry is neglect then neglect doesn't seem so bad.

Regards,

H.

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Reply from ______
Jul.24.2007
03:58PM EDT 
vertical line Very not bad. Like our words are connected to the way we feel - being the poet in prose but not necessarily speech - so that what we create is true.
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Reply from ______
Jul.24.2007
04:04PM EDT 
vertical line It's the sound of the silence word neglecting the self.
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Reply from HarryB
Jul.24.2007
05:40PM EDT 
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Truth/truth/lies, selfishness/anti-selfishness/selflessness... all these contests allowed to settle naturally might reveal something interesting.

A holy man just informed us that when he prays to God he gives himself up to something greater... gives up all of himself; his ideals and all that.

Regards,

Harry.

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Reply from ______
Jul.26.2007
12:18PM EDT 
vertical line Is the beauty of a picture dependent on the objects depicted?
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jul.27.2007
01:09PM EDT 
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Quote: "Is the beauty of a picture dependent on the objects depicted?"
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which do you see? beauty or the object?

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Reply from ______
Jul.28.2007
04:06AM EDT 
vertical line No?
Yes!
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Jul.28.2007
04:10AM EDT 
vertical line Who's the difference? I am, I and me?
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Reply from ______
Jul.28.2007
04:42AM EDT 
vertical line I desire
Transfiguration
Desire transfiguration
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jul.28.2007
01:24PM EDT 
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vertical line what is the effort of either?
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Jul.28.2007
02:28PM EDT 
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Reply from ______
Jul.28.2007
02:34PM EDT 
vertical line I think I don't know - to begin the day not in my effort, awake.
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Reply from ______
Jul.29.2007
08:28AM EDT 
vertical line less weighting
weightless
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Reply from ______
Aug.01.2007
06:26AM EDT 
vertical line I'm not in the bunch of flowers - picked and assembled with art. I'm on the tree, in the right place, heavy with freedom.
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Reply from ______
Aug.01.2007
06:57AM EDT 
vertical line It's agony. And the agony passes. But not really. Because there is always agony in the garden. Always. Ripening, not running, to the caves.
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Reply from Doreen
Aug.01.2007
12:11PM EDT 
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there is death and transformation in every moment.

there is rebirth and transformation in every moment.

what are you aware of?

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Aug.01.2007
05:37PM EDT 
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Reply from ______
Aug.01.2007
05:46PM EDT 
vertical line Cleaning paths today. Yeah, literally. Paths covered in chicken muck and chicken-scraped soil. I'd almost forgotten what they looked like and where they lead - some of them have been lost to human view for months - the paths that time forgot. Now I can walk on 'em in clean feet.
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.01.2007
08:03PM EDT 
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Aug.02.2007
07:06AM EDT 
vertical line Poop's poop, and when it comes to rabbits, I'm no elitist. Just give me poop. Poop is necessary - I can handle poop.
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Aug.02.2007
07:09AM EDT 
vertical line Oh-oh, nnnnnnnnngh....chickens, chickens, chickens - they're are on the paths and they just don't care.
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.02.2007
09:04AM EDT 
vertical line Human poop!
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Aug.03.2007
01:53PM EDT 
vertical line Give that man a medal, no, a shovel, and hang it round his neck.
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.03.2007
03:14PM EDT 
vertical line I already have one.
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Aug.03.2007
04:56PM EDT 
vertical line Oh, I just found another one. Two now! I'll keep looking.
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Aug.03.2007
05:12PM EDT 
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Reply from ______
Aug.03.2007
08:04PM EDT 
vertical line Memories:

Twenty four hours ago, I watched and saw Ingmar Bergman's 'The Seventh Seal'. This film is speaking now.

Two hours ago, I watched and saw Ingmar Bergman's "Wild Strawberries'. This film is speaking now.
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.03.2007
08:16PM EDT 
vertical line Two hours ago I was out pickin' potatoes, got five gallons, of dirt out of my nose.
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Aug.03.2007
10:03PM EDT 
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.03.2007
10:57PM EDT 
vertical line my nose isn't that big
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Reply from ______
Aug.04.2007
04:44AM EDT 
vertical line Congratulations, your obsession with bodily functions is. Crap one / pass one / birth one or two maybe tomorrow maybe?
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Aug.04.2007
05:09AM EDT 
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Yesterday, Foot & Mouth Disease is confirmed on a uk farm. Nobody knows how the cows became infected and a 3km protection/exclusion zone is in place around the farm. All animal movements in uk are banned. Will memories of 2001 stop the cruelty and the pyres from happening again?
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Reply from ______
Aug.04.2007
05:45AM EDT 
vertical line Then there had been Shambo:

Shambo at Skanda

Shambo
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Reply from lehish
Aug.04.2007
05:55AM EDT 
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Quote: "my nose isn't that big "
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hehehe

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Reply from ______
Aug.05.2007
12:14PM EDT 
vertical line More (sniggerin') congratulations...

I'm in the light as air, talking to me and I intend to forget zenguide.
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Reply from ______
Aug.09.2007
07:25PM EDT 
vertical line The light is holding it up in shards, scintilla-bright, so blink-blindingly bright it plunges me into the darkness of hide and seek.
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Aug.10.2007
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Quote: "The light is holding it up in shards, scintilla-bright, so blink-blindingly bright it plunges me into the darkness of hide and seek. "
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found in the darkness... how he asked... I heard you

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Aug.10.2007
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Quote: "watermelon"
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and onions

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Aug.10.2007
12:16AM EDT 
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:D

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Aug.10.2007
12:21PM EDT 
vertical line wide river
curving
embracing
bow
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Aug.10.2007
05:01PM EDT 
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:D

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Aug.10.2007
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Aug.10.2007
06:39PM EDT 
vertical line ginger chews : )-
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Aug.10.2007
07:54PM EDT 
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Aug.10.2007
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Aug.10.2007
08:37PM EDT 
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Quote: "ginger chews : )- "
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she chews what?

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Aug.11.2007
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vertical line Corn with grit to chew, layers pellets and broccoli. See, my two new baby chooks are Ginger Nut Rangers (Rhode Island Red x Light Sussex). One is called Beatrice and one is called Lizzy.
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Aug.11.2007
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Aug.12.2007
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vertical line You only have to look and you don't forget a chick like Beatrice.
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Aug.12.2007
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Aug.12.2007
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vertical line Memories intrigue - I might think I have forgotten something and not even recognise the catalyst only the realisatin that I can't forget memories because then they wouldn't be memories. Memory and event, thought and feeling, and all sense, I save involuntarily and without burden. That's how I learn - even unlearning is learning.
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Aug.12.2007
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Aug.12.2007
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vertical line They call me.
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Aug.12.2007
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Aug.12.2007
11:30AM EDT 
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Aug.12.2007
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Aug.12.2007
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Aug.12.2007
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Aug.12.2007
11:43AM EDT 
vertical line see you - bye Lynnoh :)
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Aug.12.2007
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Aug.12.2007
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Aug.12.2007
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vertical line In, The Gardeness...
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Aug.12.2007
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vertical line Memories of the garden and the state of recollection, not one and the same thing - there is a 'level' beyond the mind and conscious memory where memory is voided. If memory is the root of self-identity, then that is where the contemplative action of God strikes in self-forgetfulness.
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Aug.12.2007
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vertical line Then Ken Wilber would have to agree with you.
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Aug.12.2007
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vertical line ok, things that happen twice - someone else mentioned this name to me so now I did a 'who's Ken Wilber?' search. Formerly, I know nothing about / by / of Ken Wilber.
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Aug.12.2007
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vertical line What planet were you born on? If you say Venus, ah, I was right.
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Aug.12.2007
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vertical line see www.synchronicity.org/
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Aug.13.2007
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vertical line ha ha thanks! You won't find a bigger numpty fool than me, on any planet.
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