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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: LOOKING FOR REALITY.
vertical line Posted on Oct.30.2007 @ 09:17PM EDT by shayne

i tend to look for reality when it is apparent and right in front of my nose. this creates unrest. afterall what is their to look for? their is no secrets.

that which looks for the ultimate reality IS the ultimate reality. the self and world arise mutually.

i dont know if their is a god. i dont know if their is an afterlife. but this is redudant as this holy life is meant to be lived.


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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.30.2007
10:37PM EDT 
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vertical line What is that one hand clapping with? 
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Reply from shayne
Oct.30.2007
11:00PM EDT 
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vertical line air
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.30.2007
11:10PM EDT 
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vertical line Yes, and through the air, what is realized? When you hear the one hand...
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Reply from shayne
Oct.31.2007
09:40AM EDT 
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vertical line nothigness
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Reply from Lynnoh
Oct.31.2007
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vertical line I am air? we make the same sound and you call it nothingness? you look for reality in the same realm as I do at the same time and you discount me? I'm.......... I.... know nothing of this clapping hands.......
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Reply from Lynnoh
Oct.31.2007
11:40AM EDT 
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vertical line no secrets... but there is  unspoken that cannot be said
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Reply from Lynnoh
Oct.31.2007
11:45AM EDT 
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vertical line "tweet" "tweet"
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.31.2007
01:51PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "nothigness"
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nothingness has to be spelled right
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.31.2007
01:57PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: ""tweet" "tweet""
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um, you might want to get that checked, by a vet
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Reply from -----0
Oct.31.2007
03:17PM EDT 
vertical line what else can one see but reality?
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.31.2007
03:29PM EDT 
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vertical line oh please, get serious, or it's back to square one...
hey, i kinda like that.
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Reply from shayne
Oct.31.2007
07:59PM EDT 
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vertical line yes emptiness is the mind and it is this accepting of emptiness which it seems we must do.
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Oct.31.2007
08:08PM EDT 
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vertical line oh empty is as empty does... whatever that means
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Oct.31.2007
08:43PM EDT 
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vertical line One pure mine, One pure heart. Reality lQQk in side or hearts to see are ture self. Tell me do you like what you see. I love what I see all around me.
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Reply from shayne
Oct.31.2007
09:09PM EDT 
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vertical line yes what one does with their mind is a differant story.
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.31.2007
09:47PM EDT 
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vertical line empty of need of anything having to be any different - emptiness
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Reply from shayne
Oct.31.2007
09:59PM EDT 
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vertical line huh? come again? lol
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.31.2007
11:07PM EDT 
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vertical line empty of the need to always be happy
we empty ourselves of unhappiness
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Reply from shayne
Oct.31.2007
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vertical line both aspects
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Oct.31.2007
11:55PM EDT 
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vertical line but it can't be looked at as "both" aspects
if anything, it is seen as one whole at all times
thereby getting rid of the need of time to be, one way, over any other, or one's need to be in any "one time" versus any other"s"
everything, everyone becomes valuable
we drop the "most valuable" lists
or i do anyway
and speak for no one, but myself, as in everybody, seen, as unseen
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Reply from shayne
Oct.31.2007
11:56PM EDT 
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vertical line dont LOOK for happiness. BE happiness
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Reply from Woodsman
Nov.01.2007
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vertical line i'm blind to it, good thing i can hear it
but nobody else can
i mean they could, if they are in me, if i can include them when/wherever
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Reply from shayne
Nov.01.2007
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vertical line the zen man laughs.
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Nov.01.2007
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vertical line what is the sound of one man laughing?
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Reply from shayne
Nov.01.2007
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vertical line haha...........insanity.
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Nov.01.2007
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vertical line well, that's why we let go when we have the strength, to hold on to the illusions "we" created
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Nov.01.2007
12:16AM EDT 
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vertical line and again, getting past the theory, even the need to speak, we get down to living in the moment, here and now

my beard speaks, but i haven't been listening, but if my mind quiets down, the beard itself has a kind of language

just drank my last spot of tea, now i have an empty glass, i have stopped the thought extreme
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Nov.01.2007
06:02PM EDT 
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vertical line Empty your cup. Wash your dish. Listen to the world around you. What is is. Know of your self. Be one with everything. Enjoy your day.
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