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  Tri Bao was the Vietnamese Zen master of the 10th generation of the linage of Vo Ngon Thong.
When he did not realize yet the Tao, he happened meeting a Zen monk. The Zen monk asked him:
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: CAN IT BE?
vertical line Posted on Sep.16.2008 @ 09:24AM EDT by IZIZIZ

If I hang myself and die, do I remove me from reality?

I say that the answer is yes.

The particular person that is 'I' is no more. 

If I hang myself and die, does a part of reality die?

I say that the answer is no.

I know reality to have no parts.

So both occurrs.

Its a paradox.

So is reality.

So am I.

Both.

But not one.

It is that the reality of me can never leave the great reality.

No parts to reality.

Welcome to the Hotel California.

You can check out any time you like.

But you can never leave.


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Reply from shayne
Sep.16.2008
09:40AM EDT 
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no death.

life immortal.

death is the body dropping away.

what inhabits body?

AWARENESS!

ha!

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Sep.16.2008
09:49AM EDT 
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no death.

life immortal.

death is the body dropping away.

what inhabits body?

AWARENESS!

ha!

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Where is the arena for awareness?

And by who and what and where is such a thing known?

But, I ask that you and the awareness that you are to answer me outside of reality.

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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.16.2008
10:40AM EDT 
vertical line if you want Mr. Woodsy to answer your question, you may ask in the 'Sorry A/an, and Others'  thread... soon to be a book... for a sail
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Reply from shayne
Sep.16.2008
10:46AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "

no death.

life immortal.

death is the body dropping away.

what inhabits body?

AWARENESS!

ha!

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Where is the arena for awareness?

And by who and what and where is such a thing known?

But, I ask that you and the awareness that you are to answer me outside of reality.

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you ask too many questions.

that which asks is IT!

goof!

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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.16.2008
10:49AM EDT 
vertical line i can't answer any questions that are not in my book thread Shane, or my thread/book 'Sorry A/an, and others'.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.16.2008
10:55AM EDT 
vertical line What? I can't hear youz. eee  nnnn rrrrr  momma
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Reply from 9999999
Sep.16.2008
04:54PM EDT 
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vertical line You can check out any time you like.

But you can never leave.
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Reply from 9999999
Sep.16.2008
05:06PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "

no death.


life immortal.


death is the body dropping away.


what inhabits body?


AWARENESS!


ha!


"
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"
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Where is the arena for awareness?


And by who and what and where is such a thing known?


But, I ask that you and the awareness that you are to answer me outside of reality.

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the word awareness makes it seem like there is some spread out field that is aware of this and that.

but really it is through logic and concepts that one determines that SOMETHING is present and 'aware' of the event of consciousness

concepts and logic stem from programming which is stored in memory which is rooted in the elements.

both questions and answers arise as a result of the programming, information, concepts, etc.

it can be phrased that the questioner itself is a concept, a program--and that one's 'true nature' is the unborn/absolute whom the event of consciousness is happening to (or in).

when it is seen that the questioner/questions/answers/ideas are fabricated, it may be seen that one is one's true nature and is seen to be the living reality
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Reply from 9999999
Sep.16.2008
05:07PM EDT 
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vertical line how does this sit with you? shayne, iziziz, woods?
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Sep.17.2008
08:21AM EDT 
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When are we not the reality of reality?

Reality is all at the one time.

Reality is me and the tree and you to see it be.

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Reply from emancipate
Sep.17.2008
08:30AM EDT 
vertical line Thoughts die all the time.

Which thoughts/senses are you?
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Reply from immortal 1
Sep.18.2008
06:20AM EDT 
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I work in an Inn that is haunted.  We have lots of ghosts here.  I do not think dying will get you out of anything, necessarily, but who knows?  It might.

It would definitely be a change.  But whether for good or ill is quite a gamble.

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