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  Shih-tou Hsi-chien (700-790) was a very well known Chinese Ch'an master.
As a young monk, he was one of the disciples of the Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng.
After Hui-neng passed away, Shih-tou continued his pilgrimage...
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: NOT SCRATCHING THE ITCH
vertical line Posted on Aug.08.2008 @ 01:51PM EDT by Woodsman
i DON'T KNOW, WHEN i DECIDE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, IT CHANGES EVERYTHING... PLUS, i'M OLDER, BUT NOT OLD. oK, SO i'M OLD. yA FEEL BETTER?

oops, dang

darn

ding

boo

bum

dee

day

dee dittle dee dum be way

bee bittle be bum

and a kind of rhythm sets up, under and around the loss of me

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Reply from shayne
Aug.08.2008
06:26PM EDT 
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vertical line yes you are old. ahahahhaah. im just joking. your only 50 some aint ya?
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.08.2008
06:42PM EDT 
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vertical line TOO OLD TO REMEMBER... 51

bUT THE TOPIC IS SCRATCHING THE ITCH oops

I just did it, bit the lip. That's one of my itches, anger related I think, not that I feel angry, but it's a kind of primal itch, since I'm on a fast it's really coming out, seems, or I'm just being mindful of more body stuff.

Oh, I just farted. Smells like 1990..
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.08.2008
08:42PM EDT 
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vertical line Gosh darn it! Bit deh lip again! Prickle face, remind me not do do such!
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.11.2008
06:42PM EDT 
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vertical line all most shaved the beard off at work last night, started scratchin' it

but used a warm wash cloth to ease the face, of this beast within the itch
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.15.2008
09:45PM EDT 
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vertical line the itch got the to best of me

why god give me beard like wire?
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Reply from glorymind
Aug.16.2008
01:33AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "the itch got the to best of me

why god give me beard like wire?
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Tried any lotions? I have no idea what I'm talking about.

But that's a tough one. If it's pleasurable, why not scratch it? Who would you please without the pleasure?

I guess, just don't scratch it too much lest it become less pleasurable. <-- Currently lost in that doctrine. ;)

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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.16.2008
01:48AM EDT 
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vertical line You don't lotion a beard, woodsmen don't, it's woosie, and wet, and worse than scratching. Another week or so and I'd'a been full-bloomed! But I, am a beard wimp, plus it's still summer, and hotz. Oh yeah. Oh oh oh oh, yeah. Now my head itches. Ooohhh  yyeeaaahhhh....  I mean, my forehead.
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Reply from ______
Aug.16.2008
02:29PM EDT 
vertical line If it's crab lice you will have to lotion 'em. Binocularise 'em, then lotion 'em. 
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.16.2008
03:50PM EDT 
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vertical line my beard seems to frighten some people, i'm dark
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Reply from ______
Aug.17.2008
08:57AM EDT 
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So you're old - 51 - tihis here body is older than that incidentally, but younger, if you know what I mean - youth and age - irrelevant social categories. When you aren't talking about not scratching or scratching the itch you're scratching the itch - when the scratching stops is that when you hope the healing will begin?  If you're dark then you are not alight and the world is not illuminated. 
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.17.2008
09:33AM EDT 
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vertical line I meant dark haired.
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