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vertical line Posted on Dec.23.2008 @ 01:32PM EDT by zenpath08

hello, my name is Don, I am severely struggling with a gambling problem that is ruining my life. Ever since my father died in 2003 I have been a lost soul. I tried to find comfort in the church(catholic) but that left me rather unfulfilled. I have been living life like a ship without a rutter for an awful long time. I am 42 years old now and I have a real longing for something to make me whole. I read a book about budhism and it made alot of sense to me. It talked about how we as humans have a monkey mind and through a good meditation practice you can gain control of your monkey mind. I am looking to start a meditation practice but I don't really know how to get started and I don't know anyone that meditates.

I would appreciate any insight or suggestions on how I can transition to a Zen lifestyle.

Thank you


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Reply from lehish
Dec.23.2008
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Quote: "you don't exist anyway. "
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yet 9 posted

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Dec.23.2008
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vertical line welcome. this site has information on zazen you are most welcome to explore.
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Dec.23.2008
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Dec.23.2008
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Quote: "you don't exist anyway. "
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indulging
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Quote: "you don't exist anyway. "
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who?

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Dec.23.2008
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Dec.23.2008
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dunno
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indulging
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yes  you posted indulging in posting a smart ass iinsensiitive post, to sincere sharing and a request, as though you know

is it thought such ingorant responses will assist ?

indulging isn't compassion

 

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Dec.24.2008
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this explains nicely, don:

I>  have spoken on yoga, on tantra, on Hassidism, on Tao, on Zen, on all possible methods that humanity has tried. I wanted you to be aware of all the ways through which man has been searching to reach the truth that liberates ? but each method is essentially awareness.

That's why now I am emphasizing only awareness.

So whatever you are doing, whatever method you are practicing, it makes no difference. Those are different names given by different people in different ages, but they were all practicing awareness.

In essence, it is only awareness that leads you to the ultimate goal. >>
There are not many paths. There are many names for one path, and that one path is awareness. <

Osho

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vertical line Quote: "You only want to start meditating and change your lifestyle to be happy.  That&apos;s okay, you don&apos;t exist anyway.  You are alone and nobody loves you. "
......... No,99999999 .........Your lack of awarness and expierience is showing. Compassion and welcoming is required not splating.You are being rude.
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Dec.24.2008
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awareness cannot be practiced in the way practice is thought to be

alert attentiveness, heedfulness, is necessary

look listen instead of resisting

 

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Dec.24.2008
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the above post was posted still repsonding to the post don posted

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Dec.24.2008
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lol
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Dec.24.2008
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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it's a cool forum .... welcome :)

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Quote: "Be nice at all times.  That is compassion.



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what are you talking about ?

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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it&apos;s a cool forum .... welcome :)

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typo; 'seem' not "seen"

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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "You only want to start meditating and change your lifestyle to be happy.  That&apos;s okay, you don&apos;t exist anyway.  You are alone and nobody loves you. "
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One can't "lack" in awareness.  Experience means nothing at all.
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Dec.24.2008
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ok, ok.  take up meditation and a zen lifestyle.....  you will be very happy!!!




I don't know for sure whether or not you will be happier.  You just might.
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Dec.24.2008
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vertical line Maybe I was only saying what I would have liked to hear had it been me.


But that's not compassion, that's greed.



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Quote: "Maybe I was only saying what I would have liked to hear had it been me.


But that&apos;s not compassion, that&apos;s greed.



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maybe it would have been liked then

it keep thinking  greed, will only see greed ;)

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Quote: "Maybe I was only saying what I would have liked to hear had it been me.


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maybe it would have been liked then

it keep thinking  greed, will only see greed ;)

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correction

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Dec.24.2008
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vertical line I like I say, I'm the greediest man.
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Dec.24.2008
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what does keeping on thinking that idea serve ?

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what does keeping on thinking that idea serve ?

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entertainment only
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vertical line How bout $10 worth? Ya might get a pipe cleaner, with a native American's head dress. I said, 'might', maybe a feather. 
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what does keeping on thinking that idea serve ?

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cannot alone without entertainment (thinking  image "greedist man" which you posted as though are ?)

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Dec.25.2008
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Dec.25.2008
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merry merry, sweets

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Reply from zen-zen
Dec.25.2008
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vertical line Hi Don, Simple zazen practice should be the easiest way to try it out. Perhaps you could try first observing your feeling of desire to gamble. As you sit, do an imaginative practice where you are in a situation where you usually gamble. Then, point your attention to the feeling that arises. Observe that feeling. This only takes minimum effort and a few minutes of your time. Repeat will ease the practice and the benefits. If you succumb to gambling just don't lose nerve. It just happens. This all is very simple - it's just mindfulness of you as a whole being. Start now from that problematic one feeling. You may proceed further later on if you feel like it. And the rest of you smartasses, shut up if you don't have pragmatic advice for a man who asks for help.
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Reply from kelvintan
Dec.25.2008
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Zen Experiencing  Now Problems Are The Habits formed.

Unconditioned them. Meditation is not about quietening the mind.

It is about entering into the quietness that is already there.

Simply be the master to say NO not a slave to your addiction.

The moment is NOW.

May You ovecome and take this recovery PATH.

With Metta

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Dec.25.2008
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Quote: "you don&apos;t exist anyway. "
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indulging
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well hello dunno... how is ya mate...I dunno too

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Zen Experiencing  Now Problems Are The Habits formed.

Unconditioned them. Meditation is not about quietening the mind.

It is about entering into the quietness that is already there.

Simply be the master to say NO not a slave to your addiction.

The moment is NOW.

May You ovecome and take this recovery PATH.

With Metta

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so Ive been told

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Dec.25.2008
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vertical line zenpath, sorry if the first post seemed rude.  In whatever you do, just understand that you are and remain aware (even while gambling).  Nothing changes what-you-are.  That is all that really matters.  And because that's all that matters, nothing matters at all.
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Dec.26.2008
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vertical line Hello Don, prepare to spend plenty of face-to-face time with your new buddy. Your wall. Happiness through wall watching may at first seen a bit out of the ordinary, but lets face it. It's as good a place to begin as any other.

let the good times roll eh?
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well hello dunno... how is ya mate...I dunno too

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Dec.26.2008
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Don

While sitting quietly without any particular thoughts
a thought will eventually appear.
Don't work on it, let it simply go away.
After a while a new thought will appear.
This gap between two thoughts is meditation.

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Dec.26.2008
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Don, 

Chon Tri gives excellent meditation instructions. Click on Practice on the toolbar above and then click on Zazen Guide. Good luck.

Ray                                                                                                                                                        

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Lifestyle[s]? Who needs 'em?  Good luck, you might need it!
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Quote: "Hello Don, prepare to spend plenty of face-to-face time with your new buddy. Your wall. Happiness through wall watching may at first seen a bit out of the ordinary, but lets face it. It&apos;s as good a place to begin as any other.

let the good times roll eh?
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other...

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Is this the 42 year old zen monk gambling Don, whose father died enlightened?  Or is this [an]other Don?  Or are the Dons one and the same Don?  Or are they mirrored entities in parallel universes - doppelgangers unbenknownst one to the other while knownst to others?  Or are they perchance, in a somewhere brain, merely related? And, do I think we should be told? And does it really matter?  And how sincere is that?

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vertical line hmmmm . . . Or, is this one of those testing topics?  Oh no, Oh Kadabra, can this be a thread testing for . . . for . . . testing for . . . for . . . testing . . . for . . . for  . . . . .  a zen [testing]
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Quote: "hmmmm . . . Or, is this one of those testing topics?  Oh no, Oh Kadabra, can this be a thread testing for . . . for . . . testing for . . . for . . . testing . . . for . . . for  . . . . .  a zen [testing]"
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suspicion isn't innocent

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A bonbon from one non-Don to a Don-Don: Homo Artificialis may so easily confuse insight with suspicion and stupid with innocent.

[justabittafun]

Select an option [what do you think?]:

Homo Artificialis has show balls for sure [balls for show us ya balls] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has hypno balls [balls of illusion rollin’ rollin’ rollin’] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has bounce booby balls [play bouncy with ya balls . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has fur balls [furry oddball odd ball odd of balls] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has icky balls [balls of reggae reggae fury] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has no ball-room [no dancing in the balls] . . .[ ] 

Homo Artificialis fires balls [goodness gracious] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis plumbs balls [especialles plastasticodos plumyanas] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has no balls [doesn’t have balls] . . .[ ]

Close but no cigar . . .[ ]

Don’t know . . .[ ]

Other . . .[ ]


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A bonbon from one non-Don to a Don-Don: Homo Artificialis may so easily confuse insight with suspicion and stupid with innocent.

[justabittafun]

Select an option [what do you think?]:

Homo Artificialis has show balls for sure [balls for show us ya balls] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has hypno balls [balls of illusion rollin’ rollin’ rollin’] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has bounce booby balls [play bouncy with ya balls . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has fur balls [furry oddball odd ball odd of balls] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has icky balls [balls of reggae reggae fury] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has no ball-room [no dancing in the balls] . . .[ X

Homo Artificialis fires balls [goodness gracious] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis plumbs balls [especialles plastasticodos plumyanas] . . .[ ]

Homo Artificialis has no balls [doesn’t have balls] . . .[ ]

Close but no cigar . . .[ ]

Don’t know . . .[ ]

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vertical line SUIWO AND THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING
Suiwo, the disciple of Hakuin, was a good teacher. On a certain day a certain pupil came to him, and Suiwo gave him the problem, "Hear the sound of one hand."

The pupil remained three years, but could not pass the test. One night he came to Suiwo in tears. "I must return to my home in shame," he said, "for I cannot solve the problem."

"Wait another week," said Suiwo. "Meditate constantly." Still no enlightenment came to the pupil. "Try for another week," said Suiwo. The pupil obeyed, but to no avail.

"Still another week," requested Suiwo, but in vain. In despair the pupil begged to be released, but Suiwo asked for one more meditation of five days. They too were without result. Then Suiwo said: "Mediate for three days longer. If you still fail to attain enlightenment, you had better kill yourself."

On the second day the pupil was enlightened.

Suiwo

KILL YOUR 'SELF'.

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you're saying that was insight ?

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you're saying that was insight ?

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yes  you posted indulging in posting a smart ass iinsensiitive post, to sincere sharing and a request, as though you know

is it thought such ingorant responses will assist ?

indulging isn't compassion

 

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don't interpret that as knowing

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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it's a cool forum .... welcome :)

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orr is honesty > compassion

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if honesty = compassion then i dunno what you're thinking about when you're saying compassion


or it depends.


Be nice at all times.  That is compassion.

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Jan.10.2009
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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it&apos;s a cool forum .... welcome :)

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not if aren't thinking as though complicated

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Jan.10.2009
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imagined 'entity' ("indulging") cannot compassion when indulging

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Quote: "compassion > honesty?

orr is honesty > compassion

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if honesty = compassion then i dunno what you&apos;re thinking about when you&apos;re saying compassion


or it depends.


Be nice at all times.  That is compassion.

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Jan.11.2009
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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it&apos;s a cool forum .... welcome :)

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Jan.11.2009
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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it&apos;s a cool forum .... welcome :)

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sh rustic...you don't have to keep trying to prove something about lehish by suggesting suff which not

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Jan.12.2009
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Jan.12.2009
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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it&apos;s a cool forum .... welcome :)

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Thanks for your assumption.  Like your advice to relax I don't require your advice to sh.  Am I to assume that there is a typo in your post [seen]?Either way, from my perspective, this forum is not seen, nor does it seem weirdish.  Neither am I thinking as though complicated.  
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Jan.12.2009
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this is the post which was posted with the typo correction:

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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it&apos;s a cool forum .... welcome :)

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Jan.12.2009
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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it&apos;s a cool forum .... welcome :)

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Thanks for your assumption.  Like your advice to relax I don&apos;t require your advice to sh.  Am I to assume that there is a typo in your post [seen]?Either way, from my perspective, this forum is not seen, nor does it seem weirdish.  Neither am I thinking as though complicated.  

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the post was responding which don posted, so why did you bother with saying the forum doesn't seem weirdish to you ?

sh and relax are referring to you trying to prove something about lehish by suggesting stuff which not correct

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Jan.12.2009
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Jan.12.2009
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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it&apos;s a cool forum .... welcome :)

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Thanks for your assumption.  Like your advice to relax I don&apos;t require your advice to sh.  Am I to assume that there is a typo in your post [seen]?Either way, from my perspective, this forum is not seen, nor does it seem weirdish.  Neither am I thinking as though complicated.  

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the post was responding which don posted, so why did you bother with saying the forum doesn't seem weirdish to you ?

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hahahaha Presumptive.  Why did I bother?  That's my business. 
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Jan.12.2009
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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it&apos;s a cool forum .... welcome :)

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Thanks for your assumption.  Like your advice to relax I don&apos;t require your advice to sh.  Am I to assume that there is a typo in your post [seen]?Either way, from my perspective, this forum is not seen, nor does it seem weirdish.  Neither am I thinking as though complicated.  

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the post was responding which don posted, so why did you bother with saying the forum doesn&apos;t seem weirdish to you ?

sh and relax are referring to you trying to prove something about lehish by suggesting stuff which not correct

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hahahaha Presumptive.  Why did I bother?  That&apos;s my business. 

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there wasn't requesting you post answering the question...anything else you would like to suggest about lehish which isn't correct ?

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though it might seen weirdish on this forum, don, it&apos;s a cool forum .... welcome :)

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Thanks for your assumption.  Like your advice to relax I don&apos;t require your advice to sh.  Am I to assume that there is a typo in your post [seen]?Either way, from my perspective, this forum is not seen, nor does it seem weirdish.  Neither am I thinking as though complicated.  

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the post was responding which don posted, so why did you bother with saying the forum doesn&apos;t seem weirdish to you ?

sh and relax are referring to you trying to prove something about lehish by suggesting stuff which not correct

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I'm back and I'm on this thread.  Your post was responding which don posted.  My post was responding which you posted, irrespective of whether or not you request I post answering your question, notwithstanding the question mark which may or may not be a typo at the end of your sentence why did you bother etc . . . ?  This is a forum and I respond as I see fit with or without any request from you to respond or request from you to refrain from responding. 
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Jan.12.2009
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Jan.12.2009
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Yes.  Yes I would like fries with that.

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Quote: "This is a rustic contributory response:  this forum does not seem weirdish, this forum is not a cool forum. This is not a suggestion.  This contribution does not constitute a proof, and should not, under any circumstances, be construed as an attempt to prove said contribution and/or prove something about poster and/or posters unknown which may or may not be correct.  Thank you,  Have a great day. "
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the post was responding which don posted...yet you responded as though was asking you if it seemed weirdish to you...which you're calling a contribution wasn't ...there's nothing to contribute to...you keep posting analyzing when there wasn't anything to analyze

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Jan.13.2009
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If you look up BuddhaNet + Directory or DharmaWeb + Directory or "Zen Centres of the World" via Google, you should be able to find some real life Zen centres which can offer some real life guidance and support.

Best wishes,
Abu
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the post was responding which don posted...yet you responded as though was asking you if it seemed weirdish to you...which you're calling a contribution wasn't ...there's nothing to contribute to...you keep posting analyzing when there wasn't anything to analyze

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Analyse this:

You construe eh? as analysing. Yes, the post was responding which don posted - you think I responded as though was asking you if it seemed blah bleurgh.  I am calling it a contribution as it is a contribution.

Contribution is meant in the sense of a piece of writing submitted for publication, i.e. a posting submitted to a topic on an Internet forum, viz: zenguide.  
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Jan.13.2009
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You construe eh? as analysing. Yes, the post was responding which don posted - you think I responded as though was asking you if it seemed blah bleurgh.  I am calling it a contribution as it is a contribution.

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