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the Great master Ma-tsu Tao-i (709-788), he went to the Ta-mei mountain and resided there.
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: FOR MYSELF
vertical line Posted on Jul.01.2008 @ 10:41PM EDT by 9999999
me me
i want i want
gimme gimme
now now

mom, dad, law officers, professors, intellectuals, if you guys like working so much then please, go work! but let me stay home and keep the goods for myself



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Reply from 9999999
Jul.01.2008
11:17PM EDT 
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vertical line there never was anyone home.  you dont become nobody.  you just stop pretending to be somebody
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Reply from Woodsman
Jul.01.2008
11:52PM EDT 
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vertical line What I do not want, is ever seeing clearly
enters in to the sacredness of being
bridging the divisions that are here
between us, what we will be
and will only become
giving back as
everything
united
under
one's
sun
OM
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Reply from so_teh
Jul.02.2008
11:11AM EDT 
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*Snap*

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Reply from Woodsman
Jul.02.2008
11:34AM EDT 
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vertical line yeah
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Jul.02.2008
06:49PM EDT 
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vertical line For Myself. Breath in breath out. Be one with you breath. Know yourself,understand yourself,.Be awaken in the moment. To give love to your self an others.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jul.02.2008
06:52PM EDT 
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vertical line How's that job comin'?
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Reply from Mika-san
Jul.02.2008
11:58PM EDT 
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vertical line Does anyone know of a monastery in Japan where the monks do not all shave their heads?
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Reply from ______
Jul.03.2008
08:09AM EDT 
vertical line Transvestite or transexual?
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Reply from Mika-san
Jul.03.2008
03:23PM EDT 
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vertical line To the best of my knowledge, the monks are celibate and therefore the previous statment is irelevant. The question is: Does anyone know of a monastery in Japan, Southern Japan to be more specific, where some of the monks may or may not shave their heads; where this zen-Buddhist monastic tradition is not enforced vigourously.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jul.03.2008
03:28PM EDT 
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vertical line More sanitary conditions require the hair to be gone, but mine just fell out on it's own. I am very clean.
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Jul.03.2008
03:38PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "To the best of my knowledge, the monks are celibate and therefore the previous statment is irelevant. The question is: Does anyone know of a monastery in Japan, Southern Japan to be more specific, where some of the monks may or may not shave their heads; where this zen-Buddhist monastic tradition is not enforced vigourously."
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The best of your knowledge would appear to lack something - the shaving of heads in the zen Buddhist monastic tradition signifies celibacy.
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Reply from ______
Jul.03.2008
03:46PM EDT 
vertical line As for your question and I'm sure you know of other ways and means of acquiring the answer you want, it's just that my interest doesn't extend any further than ridiculing it.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jul.03.2008
05:06PM EDT 
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vertical line I just want to know if Alan shaves his head.
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Jul.03.2008
08:20PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "How's that job comin'? "
......... Hi Wood Man. I lasted 3 weeks. It's not for me. I learn an move on. Hay thanks for asking.
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Jul.03.2008
08:24PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "How's that job comin'? "
......... Hi Wood Man. I lasted 3 weeks. It's not for me. I learn an move on. Hay thanks for asking.
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I understand completely. Well, summers' here, enjoy the sun : )
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Jul.03.2008
08:33PM EDT 
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vertical line I do. And you do the same. It's hot in San Francisco bayarea. Happy 4TH
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Reply from Mika-san
Jul.03.2008
08:45PM EDT 
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vertical line I am not certain that all zen-Buddhist monks shave their heads to show celibacy. As I said, I do believe that there is one that does not enforce this tradition. I am the fellow whom claims re-incarnational memories of a life-time in Southern Japan as a zen monk. I do maintain that there is a monastery in Japan that does not enforce this zen-Buddhist tradition. If anyone can help me here, I would appreciate it. Regards, Mika-san
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Reply from Woodsman
Jul.03.2008
09:16PM EDT 
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vertical line Ikkyu was kind of a long-hair.
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Reply from Mika-san
Jul.04.2008
09:44PM EDT 
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vertical line Would someone clarify this statement. Much appreciation.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jul.05.2008
01:11AM EDT 
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vertical line Ikkyu Sojun was a Zen priest in the 1400's and was head priest in Kyoto for 9 days before leaving in favor of direct truth over religious and social facades.  He formed the Red Thread school of Zen. Ikkyu was a poet, musician, and calligrapher. 
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Jul.05.2008
06:12AM EDT 
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vertical line I am intrigued and would appreciate any information about this "Red Thread" school of zen. Regards, Mika-san
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Jul.05.2008
08:56AM EDT 
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vertical line The Red Thread involved a sensual component of accepting the body as the "Lotus of the true Law" linking it to tantric Buddhism.
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Reply from Mika-san
Jul.05.2008
05:48PM EDT 
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vertical line I am not certain if this was what I was referring to. If you can refer me to any information about this, I would appreciate it.
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Reply from ______
Jul.05.2008
07:20PM EDT 
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Rinzai - grew beard and long hair as monk.
Disliked masculine Zen style.
Feminist - taught women students.
Rejected Zen temple life - hated monks' homosexual acts and hypocrisy.
Mysogynist culture which perceived him as mad.
Red Thread Zen - Kido.
Lotus of the true law - linked to birth and death by the red thread of passion.
Boody umbilicus.

From the world of passions,
    returning to the world of passions.
There is a moment’s pause --
    if it rains, let it rain,
If the wind blows let it blow.


Ikkyu - One Pause


Crow caw.


Tantra transformation.
Life energy.

"Change base lust into refined love and it is worth more than a mountain of gold."

"Satori is to know that there is no such thing as satori. - satori and delusion is one…"
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Jul.05.2008
07:23PM EDT 
vertical line A Woman's Sex

It has the original mouth but remains wordless;
It is surrounded by a magnificent mound of hair.
Sentient beings can get completely lost in it
But it is also the birthplace of all the Buddhas of the ten thousand worlds.
~Ikkyu
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Jul.05.2008
07:24PM EDT 
vertical line Apparently Songyuan asked: "Why can't clear-eyed Bodhisattvas sever the red thread?"
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