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vertical line Posted on Oct.29.2008 @ 07:27PM EDT by shayne

to meditate and contemplate reality isnt really a bad thing....it keeps the mind focused. this focusing brings clarity.

the clarity is where it lies. the more you focus the clearer you become.

it could be likened to a mental state without mental states.

in other words you dont focus on mental states.

but clairty is their.

seeing PAST mental states is good.


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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.29.2008
07:29PM EDT 
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vertical line I'm past that.
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Reply from shayne
Oct.29.2008
07:31PM EDT 
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vertical line good...as it should be.
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.29.2008
07:33PM EDT 
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Reply from shayne
Oct.29.2008
07:35PM EDT 
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vertical line i suppose their johny cat.
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.29.2008
08:06PM EDT 
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Reply from shayne
Oct.29.2008
08:07PM EDT 
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vertical line there.....hung up on made made words johny cat?
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Reply from shayne
Oct.29.2008
08:16PM EDT 
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vertical line man made.
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Oct.29.2008
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vertical line all words are hung up
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Reply from shayne
Oct.29.2008
08:25PM EDT 
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too vague johny cat.

i see no sense in saying something JUST to say something.

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Oct.29.2008
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vertical line Honesty in words is one thing, real honesty is something else.
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Reply from immortal 1
Oct.30.2008
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There is not anything that is good or bad. 

What matters is your quality of life for you.  Zen Buddhism can improve your quality of life for you.  It may not improve the quality of your life for others.

Buddha is as it is, now.  You are as you are now due to your Buddha Nature.

So many say that the point is to accept things as it is.  As Buddha is, as you are.

Then in that you may find peace and inner tranquility.  Or not, depending on your Buddha Nature.

Life is what you make of it, but what you make of it depends on your Buddha Nature.

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Nov.01.2008
07:19AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "

There is not anything that is good or bad. 

What matters is your quality of life for you.  Zen Buddhism can improve your quality of life for you.  It may not improve the quality of your life for others.

Buddha is as it is, now.  You are as you are now due to your Buddha Nature.

So many say that the point is to accept things as it is.  As Buddha is, as you are.

Then in that you may find peace and inner tranquility.  Or not, depending on your Buddha Nature.

Life is what you make of it, but what you make of it depends on your Buddha Nature.

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their is plenty that is good and bad.

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Nov.01.2008
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There is not anything that is good or bad. 

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their is plenty that is good and bad.

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Not that much, I think. Just two: pain, pleasure.

And besides, who can make anything happen?

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Nov.01.2008
07:29AM EDT 
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vertical line nukes and chemical warfare and over powerful governments are sick.
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