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  When a monk came to say good bye to Chao-chou Tsung-shen (778-897), a brilliant Chinese Ch'an master.
Chao-chou asked:
-Where will you go?
The monk answered:
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharma.
Chao-chou stood... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: MEANINGLESSNESS, BEING ALONE
vertical line Posted on Jan.10.2009 @ 05:18PM EDT by Woodsman
Hi, don't want to waste your time with another bogus post, of mine, but that is the starting point, for me.

Feelings of self worth, or worthlessness are part of every day, and night, maybe somewhat rare, maybe somewhat common, and those feelings, basically moods which have at their core thoughts of self, can be looked at, and then let go of, eventually getting to the core of self free of suffering.

Getting to the core of self is a life long process, but can be related to between us, for we interact with various people, ages, types, along the path. We are basically in everyone we meet, if we choose to identify our needs together, which requires a certain amount of openness, a willingness, and an awareness, communication.

Right now the feeling of being alone accompanies me, so I can separate from a feeling which might be first judged as bad, or limited, and open to a more limitless feeling of unity, between us. For we, are not alone.

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Reply from so_teh
Jan.11.2009
01:35AM EDT 
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A detachment to the source of usual acceptance that drives others to pursue
a result. A sense of being alone, a sense of being drawn away from the usual
responsive world when I first started at seeking inwardly. This naturally
kept me away from anything [out there] for the most part. It was unusual to be feeling
deeply rooted karma. (choice) The feeling of being alone accompanies me in that
sense too.

All we want to do is to know things just as they are in growing silence. When Connected on this sense of belonging; there is nothing to point at. We cannot put emphasis on any point. So Just be intimately part of the dynamic exchange
of the Universe.

Shantideva's Compendium of Instruction says to keep in mind 4 things:

-giving
-protecting
-keeping pure
-increasing

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Reply from 9999999
Jan.11.2009
04:16AM EDT 
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vertical line He, the king:
Remaining without name or form,
the only one among us
to keep his spartan resolve.
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Reply from ______
Jan.11.2009
09:52AM EDT 
vertical line Hi, you're not wasting my time.  Nothing bogus about it.  Tawazu. 
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Reply from -----0
Jan.12.2009
02:54PM EDT 
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feeling alone is the same as being alone

as precious as any other

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