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  Let me tell you about the middle path.

Dressing in rough and dirty garments, letting your hair grow matted,
abstaining from eating any meat or fish, does not clean the one who is deluded.
Mortifying the flesh through excessive... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Apr.16.2008 @ 06:09AM EDT by glorymind

Anybody know what this is about?:

http://mindis.com/CONTENT/Dogen&MU.htm

Just words? Joshu did say this (from here: http://peterspearls.com.au/mu.htm):

"Not one of the 1700 koans of Zen has any other purpose [than to] make us see our Original Face."

Especially don't get this (from the first link):

Because it knowingly commits a deliberate violation

The Buddha nature commits a violation?... Does the Buddha nature have a will and know about it? I thought that could only be said of "Karmic consciousness".


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Reply from Snibbler
Apr.16.2008
09:44PM EDT 
vertical line Guess we`ll never know unless we have Japanese cultural background and spoke the language while participating in the discussion. But we still have this loosely based conversation about whether a dog have Buddha nature or not! The all important question that has riddled mankind since dawn of time! We go into space, and have all kinds of stuff. But we still do not know the BIG question. Do dogs have Buddha nature or not??

I`ll tell you my friend, I`ve solved that question!.. But be warned!.. A new one will raise in the after math.. Cats!.. Did not think of they did you? Or baby craving Dingos?! Huh? Then we get nearer the important solution, because as I did my own personal investigation on this crucial matter, digging trough public archives, sitting day and night googling, then I finally discovered something amazing. And I suddenly saw the whole picture, how this year old conversation fitted so nicely into my newly found vision. I was totally flabbergasted! After all these years of pondering. I immediately went to zenforum to share this amazing revelation when I stumbled upon this sex tread. And, you know, I started getting associations, just do a little porn surfing first. And afterwards I got soo sleepy, and I forgot the whole thing by next morning and wrote this rabble instead. Sorry. 
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Reply from shayne
Apr.16.2008
09:51PM EDT 
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vertical line huh? haha
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Reply from shayne
Apr.16.2008
10:25PM EDT 
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vertical line dont make it complex. it is simple.
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