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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: EXISTENCE AND NON-EXISTENCE
vertical line Posted on Jan.06.2008 @ 03:39PM EDT by chontri

In the view of existence,
even nothingness does exist.

In the view of non-existence,
even the whole universe does not exist.

Existent or non-existent,
it depends on the network of one's views.

A whole-man would not let himself get caught in it.


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Reply from lehish
Jan.06.2008
03:44PM EDT 
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vertical line if chontri would like tea lehish could get
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Jan.06.2008
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vertical line Quote: "if chontri would like tea lehish could get"
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Not right now.  Thanks.
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Reply from lehish
Jan.06.2008
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Reply from ______
Jan.06.2008
07:31PM EDT 
vertical line Existence needs a taste of you.
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Jan.06.2008
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vertical line Quote: "Existence needs a taste of you."
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Yes, a taste of you.
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Reply from shayne
Jan.06.2008
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vertical line im not worried about existance and non existance. all i know is i exist and the world exists.
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Reply from chontri
Jan.06.2008
09:46PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: ".... all i know is i exist and the world exists."
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That's better than ChonTri.  He doesn't know whether himself or the world exists or not.
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Jan.06.2008
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vertical line im not looking to be better. i just know what i sense.
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Reply from Lionel
Jan.06.2008
11:25PM EDT 
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vertical line ...NOT CAUGHT IN MEMORY TOO...?
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Reply from lehish
Jan.07.2008
01:28AM EDT 
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Quote: "Quote: ".... all i know is i exist and the world exists."
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That's better than ChonTri.  He doesn't know whether himself or the world exists or not.
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gassho

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Jan.07.2008
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vertical line Quote: "im not looking to be better. i just know what i sense."
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You're still better than him. 
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Jan.07.2008
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Quote: "Quote: ".... all i know is i exist and the world exists."
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That's better than ChonTri.  He doesn't know whether himself or the world exists or not.
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gassho

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Gassho.
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Reply from ______
Jan.07.2008
09:34AM EDT 
vertical line The known is death; the unknown is life. Existence is; you are not. So, existence needs you, not him or her, not this or that, not somebody else - existence needs you, now.
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Jan.07.2008
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vertical line For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, everything fits and all is needed.
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Jan.07.2008
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vertical line The rain is chucking down here and I intend to thread a way through it, so I can get soaked to the skin. Have as good a day, all of you.
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Reply from -----0
Jan.07.2008
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vertical line I could have some tea, lehish. Thanks!
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jan.07.2008
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vertical line I don't know if there is a me that exists...I don't know if there is a you that exists apart from..sometimes you talk with me and you speak to another..sometimes i speak to you and you are one of many and many of one.. this exists
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Jan.07.2008
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Yes.  Existence needs only you now, Mr Rustic.
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Jan.07.2008
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thanks! -----0

gassho

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