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  Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: YOU HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF EMPTINESS
vertical line Posted on May.22.2008 @ 08:14AM EDT by glorymind
One day Subhuti, in a mood of sublime emptiness, was sitting under a tree. Flowers began to fall about him.

"We are praising you for your discourse on emptiness," the gods whispered to him.

"But I have not spoken of emptiness," said Subhuti.

"You have not spoken of emptiness, we have not heard emptiness," responded the gods. "This is the true emptiness." And blossoms showered upon Subhuti as rain.
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vertical line And?
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May.22.2008
08:29AM EDT 
vertical line There's a glory in the brain.
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May.22.2008
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vertical line Balderdash is one Tom Robbins' favourite words, if not the favourite and he lives in Seattle for the weather.
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Reply from glorymind
May.22.2008
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Quote: "Balderdash is one Tom Robbins' favourite words, if not the favourite and he lives in Seattle for the weather. "
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Ego is never too close for thy comfort.

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May.22.2008
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vertical line Even closer than that.
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May.22.2008
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vertical line Quote: "There's a glory in the brain."
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Ooohh.. Can`t it be operated?..
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May.22.2008
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vertical line I need the kleenex now
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