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vertical line Posted on Jun.25.2008 @ 10:01AM EDT by poor monk
After a long time away, how does one start practicing again?

I have not been practicing as much as I might. 
I hardly seem to have the time to sit anymore.
My cushion is little more than a paperweight.
Dust has gathered on the little stand where a
candle used to burn.
Inside a box, my little buddha is still smiling.

I hope that everyone is well.

poor monk

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Jun.25.2008
10:12AM EDT 
vertical line Practising what?
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Jun.25.2008
10:19AM EDT 
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Jun.25.2008
10:22AM EDT 
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vertical line it takes practise
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Reply from Woodsman
Jun.25.2008
11:35AM EDT 
vertical line Practice by going with the flow, the changes in life, openly. Examine each thought and emotion without being caught up by suffering, but allow quiet, openness to exist where once was a tendency to arise and step away and doubt the inherent wisdom present at all times. Find plenty of time in solitary activity where connections between time and space coincide, while dropping the need to understand, or desire it.

Allow spontaneous intention of compassion to arise, with giving it special notice, time to be, as if placing it upon the altar of your heart, then through the day, or night experience it's reverberation  in completely unexpected places and manners of way... this is as using a figurative incense burning, with all life becoming practice for awakening, within, as toward others.
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Reply from Snibbler
Jun.25.2008
01:15PM EDT 
vertical line Find plenty of time in solitary activity where connections between time and space coincide, while dropping the need to understand, or desire it.
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Hmmm... Once I was in the movie theatre I got what for me would be kinda "zenmodusfeeling" or "WeareOneorSomething".
It was kinda cosy, I was not watching a movie, I was at the movie teathre watching a film with the rest of the audience whom I felt like I knew, kinda remembered me of watching film with good friends (and good unfriends) at birthday parties as a kid.
(And No, I did not use my time there contemplating this experience, but mindfully watched every ittybit of the movie that all I remember today is was something good (lotr?):)

Just fellt like sharing this Imensly Important and Profund Experience..
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Reply from kelvintan
Jun.25.2008
01:21PM EDT 
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Practice Only One Religion.  Moderation Observed. Need Keep life Simple.

With Metta

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Jun.25.2008
01:22PM EDT 
vertical line Thanks for sharing. Now use that energy to form a deeper connection to others who have none.
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Jun.25.2008
02:02PM EDT 
vertical line Ah, that old how question, again. Knowhow nohow questions, practise and accompanying entourage is surrendered to the presence.
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Jun.25.2008
02:30PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Thanks for sharing. Now use that energy to form a deeper connection to others who have none. "
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I don`t really belive these Noners U talk abouth exists man, at least not as functional breathing specimens.. Thou, neither does probably you, meaning one should help people become aware of theire existing connection or abundent(yeeahsuure..:)energy?..
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Jun.25.2008
06:39PM EDT 
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Quote: "Thanks for sharing. Now use that energy to form a deeper connection to others who have none. "
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what's to connect ? :)

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Jun.25.2008
06:44PM EDT 
vertical line the past
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Jun.25.2008
06:50PM EDT 
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connect memory(thought) ?

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Jun.25.2008
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Thanks for sharing. Now use that energy to form a deeper connection to others who have none. "
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I don`t really belive these Noners U talk abouth exists man, at least not as functional breathing specimens.. Thou, neither does probably you, meaning one should help people become aware of theire existing connection or abundent(yeeahsuure..:)energy?..
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I appreciate doubt.
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Jun.25.2008
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connect memory(thought) ?

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in quality alone
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Reply from -----0
Jul.10.2008
03:32PM EDT 
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Hi poor monk!

Your little buddha still smiling, without you practicing sitting?
That's good news!

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Reply from Polly
Jul.11.2008
10:44AM EDT 
vertical line I stopped all questioning, all sitting, all searching. Things carry on much the same as they always did. Just a couple more changes in the mirror. Polly
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Jul.11.2008
04:33PM EDT 
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vertical line ah the "mirror" concept
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Jul.11.2008
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vertical line Quote: "I stopped all questioning, all sitting, all searching. Things carry on much the same as they always did. Just a couple more changes in the mirror. Polly"
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Then polly should focus more on potential than whatis when not in the present..
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Jul.11.2008
07:15PM EDT 
vertical line (Selfrestraint: Not to follow up with incoherent rabble abouth what Polly wants, so I`ve deserved a cracker now!:)
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Jul.11.2008
10:03PM EDT 
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vertical line not a chance
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Jul.12.2008
02:16PM EDT 
vertical line One's only chance in hell is to accept it.
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Jul.12.2008
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Quote: "I stopped all questioning, all sitting, all searching. Things carry on much the same as they always did. Just a couple more changes in the mirror. Polly"
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sounds like a good deal. sitting is still good for ya though. i need to sit. anyway.....how ya doing polly?

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Jul.13.2008
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Quote: "I stopped all questioning, all sitting, all searching. Things carry on much the same as they always did. Just a couple more changes in the mirror. Polly"
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sounds like a good deal. sitting is still good for ya though. i need to sit. anyway.....how ya doing polly?

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sounds like a good deal.
What sounds? Where does these words describe the non-verbal reality? What deal are you refeering too? Who are you making it too? What makes it good?

sitting is still good for ya though. i need to sit. anyway.....how ya doing polly?

What should constitute for sitting? What makes it good? Who need to sit?
And why this need? Anyway, What Is polly doing?



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Jul.13.2008
05:48PM EDT 
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lol

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Jul.13.2008
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vertical line How dare he use the name of Muga in vain. I sure don't. Do I Muga?
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Reply from ______
Jul.18.2008
07:01AM EDT 
vertical line Gone away again? Where'd the old newcomer go?
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Jul.18.2008
08:54AM EDT 
vertical line Dizzyland, of make bee-leave karmacorn. To the land of milk and honey, and compooters, where wee never has to wipe, or be a burden to one's self, or Mr. God, and Ms. Goddess.
                






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