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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: ONLINE TEACHER?
vertical line Posted on Aug.30.2008 @ 10:53AM EDT by DerangedG
There aren't any teachers around these parts. Is there some way to have a teacher online? Correspond through e-mail or something? I've read that back in the day zen teachers used to have students who couldn't attend the temple and so they wrote letters back and forth.

If this would be possible, where would I find such a teacher?

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Reply from StuckTail
Aug.30.2008
12:38PM EDT 
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vertical line Seriously, think about where you are and what you're asking for.
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Reply from DerangedG
Aug.30.2008
03:35PM EDT 
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vertical line Elaborate?
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Reply from 9999999
Aug.30.2008
03:44PM EDT 
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vertical line I could chain you up in the basement to the water heater with my granny. 
She'll teach you a lesson or two.
:~P~
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Reply from 9999999
Aug.30.2008
03:45PM EDT 
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vertical line like the rest of zenguide
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Aug.30.2008
07:18PM EDT 
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There is nothing to learn in Zen, so therefore there is nothing to teach. 

You sound like 'You Want A Teacher'.

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Reply from 9999999
Aug.30.2008
07:56PM EDT 
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vertical line what can he say? he's a greedy man
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Reply from 9999999
Aug.30.2008
07:57PM EDT 
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vertical line If this would be possible, where would I find such a teacher?




sorry, don't know.

hope you find what you're looking for
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.30.2008
08:44PM EDT 
vertical line When the student is ready the teacher will come. 
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Reply from StuckTail
Sep.01.2008
02:03PM EDT 
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vertical line "I hope you find what you're looking for"?

Don't curse him like that, just give him something and see what he does with it.
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Reply from 9999999
Sep.01.2008
02:54PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: ""I hope you find what you're looking for"?

Don't curse him like that, just give him something and see what he does with it.
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what can i say? im a greedy man
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Reply from Snibbler
Sep.01.2008
03:07PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "When the student is ready the teacher will come.  "
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Reminds me of this gross movie I found on the net once...
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Reply from 9999999
Sep.01.2008
03:24PM EDT 
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vertical line lmao
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Reply from DerangedG
Sep.01.2008
04:48PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "When the student is ready the teacher will come.  "
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Reminds me of this gross movie I found on the net once...
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I have a movie just like it on DVD.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.01.2008
04:50PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "When the student is ready the teacher will come.  "
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Reminds me of this gross movie I found on the net once...
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ok ok, when the teacher is ready.... oh I got it.
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Reply from Mslapik
Sep.02.2008
09:17PM EDT 
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vertical line Haha, yeah, but in a way he needs a teacher to teach him that he doesn't. 
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.02.2008
10:11PM EDT 
vertical line hic'
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Reply from StuckTail
Sep.15.2008
01:29PM EDT 
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vertical line You don't want enlightenment.  You consider it normal everyday stuff.  You walk right by it all the time and you decidedly aren't interested.  If you want to sit and take notice you sit and take notice.  If you don't it's because you don't want to.  
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Reply from lehish
Sep.15.2008
04:41PM EDT 
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Quote: "like the rest of zenguide "
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jthabuddHA posting as if chained to chaining-granny-zenguide ?

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Sep.15.2008
04:43PM EDT 
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Quote: "Quote: ""I hope you find what you're looking for"?

Don't curse him like that, just give him something and see what he does with it.
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what can i say? im a greedy man
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where ?

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Sep.15.2008
04:49PM EDT 
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Quote: "Haha, yeah, but in a way he needs a teacher to teach him that he doesn't.  "
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if the fire is hot,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, is enough

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Sep.15.2008
07:20PM EDT 
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Quote: "like the rest of zenguide "
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jthabuddHA posting as if chained to chaining-granny-zenguide ?

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lehish posting as if chained to jthabuddha chaining-granny-zenguide?
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Sep.15.2008
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Quote: "like the rest of zenguide "
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jthabuddHA posting as if chained to chaining-granny-zenguide ?

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lehish posting as if chained to jthabuddha chaining-granny-zenguide?"
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lehish posting as if chained to jthabuddha chaining-granny-zenguide?
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jthabuddHA posting as if chained to chaining-granny-zenguide ?

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Reply from emancipate
Sep.16.2008
03:57AM EDT 
vertical line Like already mentioned, there is nothing to know... ;)

The student Doko came to a Zen master, and said: “I am seeking the truth. In what state of mind should I train myself, so as to find it?”

Said the master, “There is no mind, so you cannot put it in any state. There is no truth, so you cannot train yourself for it.”

“If there is no mind to train, and no truth to find, why do you have these monks gather before you every day to study Zen and train themselves for this study?”

“But I haven’t an inch of room here,” said the master, so how could the monks gather? I have no tongue, so how could I call them together or teach them?”

“Oh, how can you lie like this?” asked Doko. “But if I have no tongue to talk to others, how can I lie to you?” asked the master.

Then Doko said sadly, “I cannot follow you. I cannot understand you.

“I cannot understand myself,” said the master.
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Reply from immortal 1
Sep.16.2008
06:01AM EDT 
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You don't need a teacher.

Just meditate.

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Reply from shayne
Sep.16.2008
10:34AM EDT 
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Quote: "Like already mentioned, there is nothing to know... ;)

The student Doko came to a Zen master, and said: “I am seeking the truth. In what state of mind should I train myself, so as to find it?”

Said the master, “There is no mind, so you cannot put it in any state. There is no truth, so you cannot train yourself for it.”

“If there is no mind to train, and no truth to find, why do you have these monks gather before you every day to study Zen and train themselves for this study?”

“But I haven’t an inch of room here,” said the master, so how could the monks gather? I have no tongue, so how could I call them together or teach them?”

“Oh, how can you lie like this?” asked Doko. “But if I have no tongue to talk to others, how can I lie to you?” asked the master.

Then Doko said sadly, “I cannot follow you. I cannot understand you.

“I cannot understand myself,” said the master.
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thats cause he was stupid.

not all zen masters are created equal.

haha.

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Reply from shayne
Sep.16.2008
10:35AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "

You don't need a teacher.

Just meditate.

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a teacher is a good thing to have goof.

haha,

afterall.....im YOUR teacher.

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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.16.2008
10:44AM EDT 
vertical line direct this to the Wood's book thread... Sorry A/an, and others
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Reply from juliocm
Sep.19.2008
01:03AM EDT 
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vertical line You dont need a teacher. Just go to the beach or any quiet place and just sit there and enjoy the moment. Things will seem more clear then. What makes you think anyone knows more than you? you already know everything  you need to grow. Just  search deeper into your mind.
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Reply from Bluerose
Sep.19.2008
04:11AM EDT 
vertical line I agree with the above poster. .... People, did you scare DerangedG off? lol
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