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vertical line Posted on Oct.09.2008 @ 07:50AM EDT by IZIZIZ

What is your view or comprehension of emptyness?

No right or wrong, just is.

Many responses would be great.

Interpreting the language of dead dinosaurs is too difficult and unnecessary.

Modern buddha is fine.


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Reply from J onah
Oct.09.2008
07:53AM EDT 
vertical line Silly.
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Oct.09.2008
09:14AM EDT 
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Oct.09.2008
09:22AM EDT 
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vertical line nothingness. from which even the idea of emptiness springs.
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Oct.09.2008
09:25AM EDT 
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Quote: "Silly. "
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Let us see what light might shine from you bantam.

Give the topic a go.

You wont be ridiculed.

Dont be scared.

You can leave those childhood fears behind now.

Let us hear the voice of NOW.

If you are not the voice of NOW then dont speak.

Bantam, did you know that the rooster crows every morning when the sun rises for the whole world to hear.

Is that a silly thing that he does, bantam?

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Reply from J onah
Oct.09.2008
09:28AM EDT 
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Quote: "Silly. "
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Let us see what light might shine from you bantam.


Give the topic a go.


You wont be ridiculed.


Dont be scared.


You can leave those childhood fears behind now.


Let us hear the voice of NOW.


If you are not the voice of NOW then dont speak.


Bantam, did you know that the rooster crows every morning when the sun rises for the whole world to hear.


Is that a silly thing that he does, bantam?

"
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You're still silly. Even more so now you try to own a "bantam".
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Reply from -----0
Oct.09.2008
11:24AM EDT 
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Quote: "What is your view or comprehension of emptyness? "
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Forget such questions

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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.09.2008
11:59AM EDT 
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vertical line Read the book. Or just be, without anything.
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Oct.10.2008
07:27AM EDT 
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Oh, how scary can this be?

Other than from Shayne I personally have not heard one persons view or comprehension of emptyness.

Thank you Shayne.

A million people look at a giant ocean wave. A million fifferent experiences. A million different perceptions. A million individual comprehensions.

Oh, but when it comes to the 'doctrine of zen' and such, like imparting ones view of emptyness our individuality seems to bolt in fear.

Run for the hills. There may be some monks up there to offer you some safe place.

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Oct.10.2008
07:30AM EDT 
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Quote: "nothingness. from which even the idea of emptiness springs."
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mmmm.

This I consider to be very profound.

Really dont know what to say here.

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Oct.10.2008
08:01AM EDT 
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Reply from shayne
Oct.10.2008
09:38AM EDT 
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vertical line the deep is shallow.
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.10.2008
11:39AM EDT 
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vertical line but all me
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Reply from zen-zen
Oct.10.2008
05:42PM EDT 
vertical line I feel comprehension is not quite the right word to use with emptiness. Or any other word.
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Reply from Snibbler
Oct.10.2008
08:20PM EDT 
vertical line Thus the focus shifts from the quest to the questioner..
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Oct.11.2008
06:56AM EDT 
vertical line Well, if some words are not quite right as the topic, then what is your personal experience of emptyness?
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Reply from Snibbler
Oct.11.2008
01:36PM EDT 
vertical line None:)
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Oct.11.2008
01:44PM EDT 
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vertical line if you want to hear the noise of dinasours.."roar" watch the movie "Jurasic Park"
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Reply from lehish
Oct.11.2008
06:40PM EDT 
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Reply from stevie
Oct.11.2008
08:37PM EDT 
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flying in the historical face of all 'traditional' understanding........there is more to be considered than the 'emptiness' or void or nothing or this,that and the other.....with the greatest respect to all of these experiences by any one person......consider this.....life gives the multitude of moments which have conspired to the point of this being read as yet another.......so surely the gathering of seeds leads to nourishment and more seeds. It is....... all .....of concern....dont deny or ignore.

one moment at a time....one item for deep consideration.

the experience of sitting in a desert sandstorm of the minds backyard whilst engaged in ponderance over a single grain will become the 'norm'

dont look for the gate.......it isnt there

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Oct.12.2008
08:08AM EDT 
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A finger taps the table.

Once, twice.

Oh. How reality knows no fill.

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