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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THE WORDS OF A GOLDSMITH
vertical line Posted on Jan.09.2008 @ 07:19AM EDT by chontri

Yesterday afternoon, an old man got a chance to talk to a goldsmith who was polishing a jewelry made of gold at his work place.

He asked the goldsmith:
 "Why are you wearing the goggle like that during working?"
The goldsmith replied:
 "You know, sir, the dust of gold is considered very precious by many people but if they were thrown at the healthy eyes of people, they could hurt or damage the eyes."
 "The same is a good medicine to a wrong sickness or to a healthy person, or a good word to a wrong person at a wrong time or wrong place. It will make the condition worse. You got very good words, gentleman", t
he old man added, then asked:
 "Do you know anything about something called "Buddha nature" or "Pure Consciouness?"
 "No. Not at all, sir. Is that something separate from my eyes, ears, noses...body? Or is it identical with what I have just mentioned? If it were separate from my whole body, how could it get stuck at my body? It it were identical with my body, how could it be said that it got stuck with my body? In either cases, what people have thought and said about that could not be establised, you see?"

The old man gave no answer.  He said good-bye to the goldsmith and walked home.

09/26/2003


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Reply from Lynnoh
Jan.09.2008
11:36AM EDT 
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vertical line I wish I'd read this before
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jan.09.2008
11:45AM EDT 
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vertical line how do you know wrong? first I spell "wrong".."wring" and change it...but that is only because i knew the word as one way..can't it be another?
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Reply from -----0
Jan.10.2008
01:40PM EDT 
vertical line Is the good old man still chewing the goldsmith's answer?
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Reply from kelvintan
Jan.10.2008
01:54PM EDT 
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Quote: "Is the good old man still chewing the goldsmith's answer?"
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Yes, FOOD for the thinking MIND.

With Metta

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Jan.10.2008
05:40PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Is the good old man still chewing the goldsmith's answer?"
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It seems you'd like chewing gum.  You don't have to ask for it. It's still there, go ahead.
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Reply from stephen
Jan.11.2008
10:21AM EDT 
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"The old man gave no answer"

Thus is ones Buddha Nature. MU

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Jan.11.2008
10:47AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "

"The old man gave no answer"

Thus is ones Buddha Nature. MU

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 "Do you know anything about something called "Buddha nature" or "Pure Consciouness?"
 "No. Not at all, sir.

Be not just quoting what the Buddha says

Be the Buddha

Be the Awakened One

With Metta

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Jan.11.2008
10:54AM EDT 
vertical line Anything else is ignorance.
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Jan.11.2008
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Quote: "Quote: "Is the good old man still chewing the goldsmith's answer?"
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It seems you'd like chewing gum.  You don't have to ask for it. It's still there, go ahead.
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It is easier to get rid of a chewing gum than of a lump of thoughts

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Jan.11.2008
11:07AM EDT 
vertical line Chewing gum is a sticker. Thoughts don't have anything to stick to.
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Jan.11.2008
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vertical line they stick to the Ego
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Jan.11.2008
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Quote: "Quote: "Is the good old man still chewing the goldsmith's answer?"
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It seems you'd like chewing gum.  You don't have to ask for it. It's still there, go ahead.
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hahahaha

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Jan.11.2008
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "

"The old man gave no answer"

Thus is ones Buddha Nature. MU

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 "Do you know anything about something called "Buddha nature" or "Pure Consciouness?"
 "No. Not at all, sir.

Be not just quoting what the Buddha says

Be the Buddha

Be the Awakened One

With Metta

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where did you get that?

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Jan.11.2008
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Quote: "Quote: "Is the good old man still chewing the goldsmith's answer?"
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It seems you'd like chewing gum.  You don't have to ask for it. It's still there, go ahead.
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It is easier to get rid of a chewing gum than of a lump of thoughts

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hahahaha 

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Jan.11.2008
02:05PM EDT 
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vertical line put on a pair of pants I'd worn before.. found in the pocket a wrapper, a peice of candy, and a dime
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Reply from Snibbler
Jan.11.2008
02:53PM EDT 
vertical line Have this great pile of clothes waiting to be washed. Call it "my treasure grove" :)
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Jan.11.2008
02:55PM EDT 
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vertical line doing laundry now  :)
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Jan.11.2008
02:58PM EDT 
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vertical line actually was the dryer was part of the "sound" heard..oh there goes the top of this head
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Jan.11.2008
03:10PM EDT 
vertical line karplong, chrooonk... karplong, chrooonk... karplong, chrooonk... karplong, chrooonk...
karplong, chrooonk... karplong, chrooonk... karplong, chrooonk... karplong, chrooonk...
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karplong, chrooonk... karplong, chrooonk... karplong, chrooonk... karplong, chrooonk...
:)

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Jan.11.2008
03:29PM EDT 
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vertical line the fire, burns up everything, but what remains, watching
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Jan.11.2008
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vertical line do you see this? do you feel this? the light refected is also not refected but between the forehead and the screen ummm
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Jan.11.2008
05:22PM EDT 
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vertical line umm gonna go now
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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.11.2008
07:23PM EDT 
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vertical line yes, before I know it, I feel it
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Reply from ______
Jan.12.2008
08:13AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "they stick to the Ego"
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Ego is a thought construct, a social phenomenon, created by yours and everybody else's mental processes. It's another cloud that thinks it can write in the sky.
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Jan.12.2008
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vertical line they stick to this constructed ego
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Jan.12.2008
10:20AM EDT 
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Jan.12.2008
10:39AM EDT 
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Quote: "yes
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In marriage,people usually says "Yes I do"

But it would be better for all to say "Yes I Try"

Enjoy your posting

With Metta

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Jan.12.2008
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vertical line one gets stuck without even trying
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Jan.12.2008
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vertical line one can't get stuck it it is two
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Jan.12.2008
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vertical line hahaha if it is two (or misspelled) hahahaha
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Jan.12.2008
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vertical line Thoughts don't try - it's mind that tries.
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Jan.12.2008
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Jan.12.2008
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Jan.12.2008
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Jan.13.2008
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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line Hi there, just reading through, so thought I'd bump this one to the top of the list.
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