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  One day a Vinaya master asked a Zen master:
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vertical line Posted on Oct.29.2008 @ 07:16PM EDT by shayne
focus on the incoming and outgoing breaths. let all thoughts come and go. dont surpress your thinking. the point is not to attach to your thoughts. to be a thoughtful person is good.
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.29.2008
07:27PM EDT 
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vertical line ok, now what?
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Reply from shayne
Oct.29.2008
07:30PM EDT 
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nothing beyond this.

the breathing is it and the focusing.

nothing to learn beyond this.

at least..........nothing to be gained.

the mind is the guiding light.

use it wisely.

find the truth yourself.

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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.29.2008
07:32PM EDT 
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vertical line Hey, I want more. Forgive me. Just say, "amen", or "women", I'z ezy... hoohoo...!!!!!!
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Reply from shayne
Oct.29.2008
07:34PM EDT 
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then use the mind to look yourself.

my cup is not half full...my cup is not half empty.

i just appreciate something to drink.

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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.29.2008
07:35PM EDT 
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vertical line I gotta pee.
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Reply from shayne
Oct.29.2008
07:37PM EDT 
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vertical line good for you....but i see no need to announce it to the world.
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.29.2008
07:54PM EDT 
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vertical line exactly
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Reply from lehish
Oct.30.2008
12:19AM EDT 
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vertical line :)
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Reply from immortal 1
Oct.30.2008
03:55AM EDT 
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focus on the incoming and outgoing breaths. let all thoughts come and go. dont surpress your thinking. the point is not to attach to your thoughts. to be a thoughtful person is good.

good advice

if you find your mind wandering, bring it back to center and focus again on your breathing

like in tennis where you are constantly returning to center

the mind tends to gravitate to working on personal problems, so it is normal, especially at first, to have to bring it back to center

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