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vertical line Posted on Oct.22.2008 @ 10:43AM EDT by shayne

pay no heed to delusions grandiose or otherwise.

they are thoughts that arise from your self and self alone.

look to the orgionator.

this included delusions of meeting buddha in your dreams and your birth.

all delusions.


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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.23.2008
09:17AM EDT 
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vertical line ah, ya want some butter on that?
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Reply from immortal 1
Oct.24.2008
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The solution to the grandiose thoughts you have had, Shayne, is simply to wait and see.  I do recall when you mentioned such things here.

Who knows what the future holds?  And who cares?

That which is true will hold true, and that which is not does not matter.

You will be doing whatever it is you are doing, now or later, and it is all inconsequential. 

I believe grandiose thoughts, just as unreasonable fears, crop up in meditation as a challenge to the individual ego.  If you fall for them you go no further on the path of self-discovery until you manage to wedge out of them.  They are like sand traps on the golf course of meditation.

Needing nothing, wanting nothing, being nothing.  I repeat that to myself whenever I find myself wanting something or wanting to be something.

As just a figment of Buddhas imagination, or an element in the current manifestation of universal energy, I am essentially nothing.   It is only in wanting something, or to be something else, that I find myself needing anything. 

So just do not do that, and everything is just fine the way it is.  If it does turn out that Buddha has something for you to do, some work for you to do, no doubt you will find out soon enough.

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Oct.24.2008
05:48AM EDT 
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Pay heed, dont pay heed. Jump on your heed, whatever.

Its doing something isnt it.

Reality IS doing something.

Reality itself is being.

Beings are being.

Being.

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Reply from shayne
Oct.24.2008
09:38AM EDT 
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buddhas part of MY imagiantion.

how you like that one?

hahaha.

this is a thought process in your mind.

others dont think in these terms.

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Reply from lehish
Oct.24.2008
06:09PM EDT 
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buddhas part of MY imagiantion.

how you like that one?

hahaha.

this is a thought process in your mind.

others dont think in these terms.

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so this may 'seem'

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Reply from 9999999
Oct.24.2008
07:45PM EDT 
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vertical line i think i think your thought process is you
and as it ends you end too
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Oct.24.2008
09:14PM EDT 
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Quote: "i think i think your thought process is you
and as it ends you end too
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cannot as though a 'too'

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Oct.24.2008
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Quote: "i think i think your thought process is you
and as it ends you end too
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cannot as though a 'too'

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right
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Reply from 9999999
Oct.24.2008
10:16PM EDT 
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vertical line rhymes tho hehe
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Reply from lehish
Oct.24.2008
10:23PM EDT 
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vertical line ok :)
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Oct.24.2008
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Quote: "rhymes tho hehe"
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hehe

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Reply from immortal 1
Oct.25.2008
04:45AM EDT 
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buddhas part of MY imagiantion.

how you like that one?

hahaha.

this is a thought process in your mind.

others dont think in these terms.

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Okay, Shayne, get back on your meds right now.  You should know better.

Delusion is self-deception.  That can be a good thing, or not.

All creation is Buddhas delusion.  Things are pretty boring and lonely in the Void otherwise.

Want a scary thought?  Buddha can shake the universal etchasketch and start all over again in an instant.

Its all the same to me. 

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Reply from shayne
Oct.25.2008
04:49AM EDT 
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buddhas part of MY imagiantion.

how you like that one?

hahaha.

this is a thought process in your mind.

others dont think in these terms.

"
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Okay, Shayne, get back on your meds right now.  You should know better.

Delusion is self-deception.  That can be a good thing, or not.

All creation is Buddhas delusion.  Things are pretty boring and lonely in the Void otherwise.

Want a scary thought?  Buddha can shake the universal etchasketch and start all over again in an instant.

Its all the same to me. 

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buddha dont have no control over the universe and the next buddha is to be maitreya.

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Reply from zen-zen
Oct.27.2008
09:41AM EDT 
vertical line Shame on you, religious people talking on a zen forum as if zen was a matter of dogma.
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.27.2008
10:00AM EDT 
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vertical line It's the blame game! I'm it! or it's...
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Reply from shayne
Oct.27.2008
10:10AM EDT 
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BUDDHISM is a religious revolution against the evils that are dominant in Brahmanism. Gautama Shakyamuni, who claimed to be the Enlightened One, the Buddha, rejected bloody sacrifices, the authority of the Vedas, trust in rituals and the caste system, and taught a religion of moral endeavor which was to be obtained by enlightenment, or the bodhi. He recognised the existence of evil and sought salvation in the radical abolition of all selfishness through the extension of an all-comprehensive love toward all creatures.

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Oct.27.2008
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Evil is personified in Mara, the Buddhist Devil, who represents temptation, sin, and death. He is identified with Namuche, one of the wicked demons in Indian mythology

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Reply from shayne
Oct.27.2008
10:26AM EDT 
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The solution to the grandiose thoughts you have had, Shayne, is simply to wait and see.  I do recall when you mentioned such things here.

Who knows what the future holds?  And who cares?

That which is true will hold true, and that which is not does not matter.

You will be doing whatever it is you are doing, now or later, and it is all inconsequential. 

I believe grandiose thoughts, just as unreasonable fears, crop up in meditation as a challenge to the individual ego.  If you fall for them you go no further on the path of self-discovery until you manage to wedge out of them.  They are like sand traps on the golf course of meditation.

Needing nothing, wanting nothing, being nothing.  I repeat that to myself whenever I find myself wanting something or wanting to be something.

As just a figment of Buddhas imagination, or an element in the current manifestation of universal energy, I am essentially nothing.   It is only in wanting something, or to be something else, that I find myself needing anything. 

So just do not do that, and everything is just fine the way it is.  If it does turn out that Buddha has something for you to do, some work for you to do, no doubt you will find out soon enough.

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you exist and the ego isnt true.

and it wasnt my grandiose thinking i was referring too....it was your own.

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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.27.2008
02:52PM EDT 
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vertical line shut up and sip it
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