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vertical line Posted on Sep.20.2008 @ 08:42AM EDT by IZIZIZ

Hui neng said that all things issue from ____________.

Where?


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Reply from IZIZIZ
Sep.22.2008
08:03AM EDT 
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Actually he never said anything like this.

But obviously nobody knew any different.

It was Hung-jen that believed that in Mind from which this universe with all its multiplicities issues, but which in itself is simple, undefiled, and illuminating as the sun behind the clouds.

Hui neng the sixth patriarch of Zen, whome was responsible for zen reaching out to Japan as it did, threw a bomb ito the camp by stating, "From the first not a thing is".

This was the forst proclamation made by Hui neng.

If you have not read up about him yet then maybe do so via D.T.Susuki.

The Awaking of Zen, and The Zen Doctrine of No Mind are good to start with, and I would suggest in that order.

Seems like a different flava to what Im seeing on this forum to date.

Many flavas though I

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Sep.22.2008
08:05AM EDT 
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suppose.

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Sep.22.2008
08:09AM EDT 
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Sorry all.

At times I make a few spelling errors.

My fingerprints/fingergrips are worn out from time to time from sanding and painting.

An occupational thing.

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Reply from emancipate
Sep.23.2008
07:54AM EDT 
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From the first not a thing is".

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Is not "first" a thing? ;)

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Sep.23.2008
08:23AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "

From the first not a thing is".

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Is not "first" a thing? ;)

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Is not "first" a thing? ;)

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Well. How does one answer this?

I suppose its like asking is paradox a thing.

When you speak of it I suppose it is!

It is as much as it is not.

Thats the best I can concieve.

I look for paradox in all things.

If it is not there IT is not there.

So, yes. Because it is being said. 

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