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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: A GIFT TO YOU
vertical line Posted on Nov.26.2008 @ 06:58AM EDT by zen-zen
Into a soul absolutely free
From thoughts and emotion,
Even the tiger finds no room
To insert its fierce claws.

One and the same breeze passes
Over the pines on the mountain
And the oak trees in the valley;
And why do they give different notes?

No thinking, no reflecting,
Perfect emptiness;
Yet therein something moves,
Following its own course.

The eye sees it,
But no hands can take hold of it-
The moon in the stream.

Clouds and mists,
They are midair transformations;
Above them eternally shine the sun and the moon.

Victory is for the one,
Even before the combat,
Who has no thought of himself,
Abiding in the no-mind-ness of Great Origin.

A Taoist Priest
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Reply from emancipate
Nov.26.2008
07:20AM EDT 
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Nice poem.

And by "poem" I mean, "nice combination of words".

And by "nice" I mean, "thank you for giving me thought of myself"

Tiger claw! ;)

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Reply from zen-zen
Nov.26.2008
09:33AM EDT 
vertical line Yes, the tiger's claw is often exactly the thought of the self.
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Reply from emancipate
Nov.27.2008
03:02AM EDT 
vertical line Learning how to juggle may be fun, after all, but it appears collective preference has not lead it to becoming a common social pastime.
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Reply from zen-zen
Nov.28.2008
01:13AM EDT 
vertical line Simpler solutions seem to be more common.
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Reply from Master Zen
Dec.03.2008
04:14AM EDT 
Email Master Zen
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