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  Ching-yuan Wei-hsin, a Chinese Ch'an master, once said this:
Thirty years ago, when having not studied Ch'an,
this monk saw mountain was mountains and water was water.
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: STATE OF MIND?
vertical line Posted on Sep.22.2008 @ 10:02AM EDT by shayne

is it a state of mind that siddhartha reached?

seems to me its not.

if anything its a NON state of mind.

states of mind happen though.

sleepiness.

depression.

horniness.

elation.

what do all you on here think.

to me if remembered can be forgot as soon as ones attention is diverted.

to focus on a state of mind is attachment.


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Reply from Lynnoh
Sep.22.2008
12:51PM EDT 
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vertical line I can't answer a state of mind. what is it?
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Reply from emancipate
Sep.23.2008
09:30AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "is it a state of mind that siddhartha reached?"
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State of find bind kind hind. Wait, what are we talking about? ;)

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Reply from shayne
Sep.23.2008
09:33AM EDT 
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haha i forgot too.

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Reply from Lynnoh
Sep.23.2008
01:13PM EDT 
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haha i forgot too.

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you guys are in there

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Sep.24.2008
08:03AM EDT 
vertical line Go anywhere, do anything, and you will know if mind is there or not.
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Reply from Bluerose
Sep.25.2008
06:22AM EDT 
vertical line I worked for a long time to quieten the mind. It seems to be finally working. I enjoy meditation and I have been feeling so much more relaxed.
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Reply from NowHere
Sep.25.2008
06:47AM EDT 
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"is it a state of mind that siddhartha reached?

seems to me its not."


I think you're right.


"states of mind happen though."


Yes, that appears to be the case.


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Reply from immortal 1
Sep.25.2008
08:38AM EDT 
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What's behind that subtle and gentle buddha smile that we see on all the statues?

Only The Shadow knows,  hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

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Reply from Bluerose
Sep.25.2008
12:58PM EDT 
vertical line Talking of statues. I thought you might enjoy this. ........ There are two statues in a park; one of a nude man and one of a nude woman. They had been facing each other across a pathway for a hundred years, when one day an angel comes down from the sky and, with a single gesture, brings the two to life. The angel tells them, 'As a reward for being so patient through a hundred blazing summers and dismal winters, you have been given life for thirty minutes to do what you've wished to do the most.' He looks at her, she looks at him, and they go running behind the shrubbery. The angel waits patiently as the bushes rustle and giggling ensues. After fifteen minutes, the two return, out of breath and laughing. The angel tells them, 'Um, you have fifteen minutes left, would you care to do it again?' He asks her 'Shall we?' She eagerly replies, 'Oh, yes, let's! But let's change positions. This time, I'll hold the pigeon down and you **** on its head.'
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Reply from lehish
Sep.25.2008
04:26PM EDT 
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hahaha

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Reply from shayne
Sep.25.2008
07:19PM EDT 
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vertical line pretty good joke bluerose. liked it. haha.
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Reply from Bluerose
Sep.25.2008
07:43PM EDT 
vertical line Good. Nice to make people smile.
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