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right around and apply them to yourself. All the verbal teachings point to
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THE FIRST DECLARATION
vertical line Posted on Nov.15.2008 @ 07:51AM EDT by IZIZIZ
The first declaration made by Hui-Neng regarding his Zen experience was that 'From the first not a thing is'.
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Reply from -----0
Nov.16.2008
04:26AM EDT 
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That was a comment on the Shen-hsiu's verse saying " . . . the mind is like a clear mirror . . . don't let it gather dust . . . "

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Nov.16.2008
06:33AM EDT 
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That was a comment on the Shen-hsiu's verse saying " . . . the mind is like a clear mirror . . . don't let it gather dust . . . "

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What you are referring to might go something like:

There is no Bodhi-tree,

Nor stand of mirror bright.

Since all is void,

Where can the dust alight?

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Reply from emancipate
Nov.16.2008
06:45AM EDT 
vertical line Where's my duster?

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Reply from ______
Nov.16.2008
08:40AM EDT 
vertical line On top of the books.
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Nov.17.2008
05:35AM EDT 
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'From the first not a thing is'.

Is what?

Is 'not a thing'!!!

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Reply from emancipate
Nov.17.2008
07:52AM EDT 
vertical line Things aren't thingy.

That tickles.
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Reply from ______
Nov.17.2008
08:00AM EDT 
vertical line even before trees rocks I was nothing 
when I'm dead nowhere I'll be nothing 

no nothing only those wintry crows
bright black in the sun
~Ikkyu
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Nov.19.2008
04:24AM EDT 
vertical line What aforementioned is meant by 'void'?
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Reply from emancipate
Nov.19.2008
07:00AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "What aforementioned is meant by 'void'?"
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Void of possesion. What in music they call "nonreferentialism".

Has a dog Buddha-nature?
This is the most serious question of all.
If you say yes or no,
You lose your own Buddha-nature.

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Reply from emancipate
Nov.19.2008
07:01AM EDT 
vertical line Sorry, those four lines at the bottom of my last post are from the Gateless Gate.
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Reply from ______
Nov.19.2008
07:48AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "What aforementioned is meant by 'void'?"
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sick of it whatever it's called sick of the names

I dedicate every pore to what's here

~Ikkyu




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Reply from theduncan
Nov.19.2008
09:01PM EDT 
Email theduncan
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Nov.21.2008
05:19PM EDT 
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Quote: "Quote: "What aforementioned is meant by 'void'?"
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Void of possesion. What in music they call "nonreferentialism".

Has a dog Buddha-nature?
This is the most serious question of all.
If you say yes or no,
You lose your own Buddha-nature.

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How so?

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Nov.21.2008
05:22PM EDT 
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Quote: "What aforementioned is meant by 'void'?"
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Empty.

Empty-ness.

This is a Zen site. Thank Hui-Neng.

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Reply from zen-zen
Nov.22.2008
08:38AM EDT 
vertical line Green leaves of the chinese roses and winter sun shining.
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Nov.23.2008
07:23AM EDT 
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Quote: "What aforementioned is meant by 'void'?"
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Empty.

Empty-ness.

This is a Zen site. Thank Hui-Neng.

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There is no Bodhi-tree,

Nor stand of mirror bright.

Since all is void,

Where can the dust alight?

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Reply from -----0
Nov.23.2008
07:55AM EDT 
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dust is everywhere

and more is coming

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