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  The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story: One year on... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: HOMINIDAE HOMO SAPIENS
vertical line Posted on Mar.20.2008 @ 10:32AM EDT by asheera

Hominidae Homo Sapiens. 

That is the scientific classification of mankind. 

Hominidae:  Members of the family of Great Apes.

Homo:  Mankind.

Sapiens:  Thinking.

Loosely translated:  Smart Apes.

The question would be, is that absolute?  Because in my dreams and meditation I am not always a human.  I am not always in this 3d plane of existence. 

So is it possible to transcend these human boundaries through dreaming and meditation?

Maybe boundaries are just illusary anyway, if you stop being an ape long enough to give it a try..

Jonathan Livingston Seagull is stil lmy bedside reader.


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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.20.2008
10:39AM EDT 
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vertical line My hands are my, teachers. Especially the right one. Just think of it. My right hand moves!
My left hands in my jeans pocket. He must be cold, not alone... but al-one.
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Mar.20.2008
10:43AM EDT 
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Quote: "My hands are my, teachers. Especially the right one. Just think of it. My right hand moves!
My left hands in my jeans pocket. He must be cold, not alone... but al-one.
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I always thought I was right handed. 

Then I taught my left hand to play darts.

After that it was possible to play the left against the right, or vice versa, without expectation of which would win.

Played for beers, and got drunk either way.

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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.20.2008
10:46AM EDT 
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Quote: "My hands are my, teachers. Especially the right one. Just think of it. My right hand moves!
My left hands in my jeans pocket. He must be cold, not alone... but al-one.
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I always thought I was right handed. 

Then I taught my left hand to play darts.

After that it was possible to play the left against the right, or vice versa, without expectation of which would win.

Played for beers, and got drunk either way.

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Try drinking with your feet, the right one first. Unless you already do, then use what's left.
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Reply from boymonk
Mar.20.2008
01:45PM EDT 
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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.20.2008
01:48PM EDT 
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vertical line What do ya think this is? Water?!
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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.20.2008
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vertical line Walking on.
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Reply from 9999999
Mar.20.2008
02:14PM EDT 
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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.20.2008
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vertical line breath mint?
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Reply from shayne
Mar.20.2008
09:57PM EDT 
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no its not possiable.

this label is just what it is.

the human mind can reach for the stars.

metaphysical insight is awsome.

dreams are just dreams.

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Reply from shayne
Mar.20.2008
10:04PM EDT 
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one human boundary is time.

time is man made. it has to do with the spinning of the axis.

if we lived on mars and the planet spun on its axis every 36 hours and cicrulated around the sun every 400 days our time would change.

money is also another man made construct.

this reality is just ONE possible reality.

but we live in THIS reality.

so be it.

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Reply from asheera
Mar.21.2008
10:59AM EDT 
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no its not possiable.

this label is just what it is.

the human mind can reach for the stars.

metaphysical insight is awsome.

dreams are just dreams.

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dreams are just dreams

physical reality is just physical reality

everything that is is just what it is, and no more

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Mar.21.2008
11:03AM EDT 
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one human boundary is time.

time is man made. it has to do with the spinning of the axis.

if we lived on mars and the planet spun on its axis every 36 hours and cicrulated around the sun every 400 days our time would change.

money is also another man made construct.

this reality is just ONE possible reality.

but we live in THIS reality.

so be it.

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I don't refute reality, that's essentially the textbook definition of insanity in a nutshell.

(Get it:  Nut's Hell)

But there is much more to reality than meets the eye, that we Apes can see.

So we must constantly stretch the envelope of our perception, without falling prey to false conclusions.  An open mind is essential.  Never settling for anything.

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Reply from asheera
Mar.22.2008
03:43AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "

one human boundary is time.

time is man made. it has to do with the spinning of the axis.

if we lived on mars and the planet spun on its axis every 36 hours and cicrulated around the sun every 400 days our time would change.

money is also another man made construct.

this reality is just ONE possible reality.

but we live in THIS reality.

so be it.

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I don't refute reality, that's essentially the textbook definition of insanity in a nutshell.

(Get it:  Nut's Hell)

But there is much more to reality than meets the eye, that we Apes can see.

So we must constantly stretch the envelope of our perception, without falling prey to false conclusions.  An open mind is essential.  Never settling for anything.

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Every conclusion is a false conclusion.  Its a dead giveaway.

The airplane was invented in the 1870's, but a motor stong enough to propel it did not yet exist.  The inventor consulted the Univ of Paris for help and was denied on the basis that his idea was impossible as no craft heavier than air could ever fly.

After the invention of the combustion engine, the craft did fly in 1906.  It was the first to take off independently, without a catapult or ramp to assist in takeoff.

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Reply from shayne
Mar.22.2008
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this reality is subject to change. is constant change. some can change it for the better.

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Reply from 77 zen ror
Mar.22.2008
03:58PM EDT 
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Nothing changs with out change. In life we need to change as the season change. Welcome to spring. Just change the way you think. And see all what life has to offer to you as a person on this earth. Love sweet love, What the world needs now is love sweet love. 77 Zen ror.

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Reply from asheera
Mar.25.2008
10:38AM EDT 
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I only know what it is being now, and try to accept it as it is.

I include in that all that I have seen in visions and meditation, which I consider to be part of reality, not separate from this.

In less than a second it could all be gone, or changed in any way.

And that's okay with me too.

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Reply from 77 zen ror
Mar.25.2008
06:09PM EDT 
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vertical line Thank you Ash. You speak my langes. Very good words.
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