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  Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
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vertical line Posted on Jul.29.2007 @ 11:14PM EDT by zenbuddha
I was just wondering how you become a zen monk and how old do you have to be.
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Reply from boopoom
Jul.30.2007
01:27AM EDT 
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 Interesting question...

the path that i never take before, someday i might  ,,,,  I love to learn

love,boopoom : )

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Reply from -----0
Jul.30.2007
03:24PM EDT 
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Just to remind you,
one does not need to be a zen monk
in order to get enlightened

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Reply from zenbuddha
Jul.30.2007
04:48PM EDT 
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vertical line but if you are a monk you have a better chance of attaining enlightenment.
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Reply from lehish
Jul.30.2007
04:58PM EDT 
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not "better"

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Reply from ______
Jul.30.2007
05:15PM EDT 
vertical line 'Enlightenment' isn't a something to 'get' or 'attain' - it's not an extra to be added to 'you'. Your approach is merely demonstrating a want, nothing more, nothing less, via your inner projections outward on to 'zen monks'.
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Reply from boymonk
Jul.31.2007
03:55PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "but if you are a monk you have a better chance of attaining enlightenment.

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What if you're a boy monk?
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Reply from lehish
Jul.31.2007
07:27PM EDT 
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vertical line hehe
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Reply from ______
Aug.01.2007
06:13AM EDT 
vertical line Ah it's a girl BabyBuddha!
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Reply from ______
Aug.03.2007
01:59PM EDT 
vertical line Buddha Hood Buddha Hood riding through the glen
Buddha Hood Buddha Hood with his band of men
Feared by the bad Loved by the good,
Buddha Hood Buddha Hood Buddha Hoodwinked
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Reply from daisho
Aug.11.2007
09:57PM EDT 
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vertical line i've been practicing zazen for 4 years. i seriously doubt sitting on the floor facing a wall is leading toward any enlightenment.

people who seek enlightenment through some outside force scare me. must be quite empty inside.
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.11.2007
10:24PM EDT 
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vertical line There are no wall gazers here. Except a/an. Just watch him not post anything.
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Reply from daisho
Aug.12.2007
05:30AM EDT 
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vertical line no wall gazers? lol

so this is a mainly rinzai site?

many people i've studied under in the Soto school sit facing walls, but i've heard the Rinzai do not.

Are there any Soto school Zen students here?
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Reply from kelvintan
Aug.12.2007
06:21AM EDT 
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Quote: "no wall gazers? lol

so this is a mainly rinzai site?

many people i've studied under in the Soto school sit facing walls, but i've heard the Rinzai do not.

Are there any Soto school Zen students here?
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Hi,

84,000 is a symbolic number which represent a countless number of Dharma-doors.

If you sit in front of a mirror. You get 3 entity. You, the mirror and your reflection. Take away the mirror you are left with Self. 3-1 =1. My answer none of the above. Non-Attachment.

With Metta

Kelvin Tan

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Reply from ______
Aug.12.2007
08:32AM EDT 
vertical line Forget your techniques looking for experience - there's only one Holy One.
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.12.2007
08:57AM EDT 
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vertical line Um, I'm a sky gazer. But right now it's all cloudy, just like a wall, with rain in it. Uh oh. I'm gazed.
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Reply from ______
Aug.12.2007
09:12AM EDT 
vertical line Sometimes, I think I don't know what I am when I wake up weary. I don't want to as I forget to watch and listen and wait and then I'm aware.
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Aug.12.2007
09:22AM EDT 
vertical line I'm a facer. In the face.
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Aug.12.2007
09:25AM EDT 
vertical line I'm a turner. To the face.
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Reply from Lynnoh
Aug.12.2007
09:42AM EDT 
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vertical line "good morning"
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.12.2007
10:17AM EDT 
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vertical line good
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Reply from Lynnoh
Aug.12.2007
11:04AM EDT 
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vertical line good what?
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.12.2007
11:49AM EDT 
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vertical line grief?
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Reply from Lynnoh
Aug.12.2007
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vertical line grief?
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.12.2007
02:44PM EDT 
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vertical line Good griefs? Is there two of them?
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Reply from Lynnoh
Aug.13.2007
11:27AM EDT 
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vertical line now there is...
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