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  Posted on Aug.15.2009 @ 09:32AM EDT by chontri

Sakuladayi the Wanderer asked the Buddha:
-What is the past and what is the future?
The Buddha answered:
-Let the past be and forget the future. I will teach you that... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Mar.03.2009 @ 01:51AM EDT by Rebecca
I can intellectually understand the teachings of enlightened ones. Have glimpses of true understanding.Read much.But until one lives it all out,lives hard,it seems to be illusive.I look forward to the day when I fall in love with all existence like I would a man. But not today.
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Mar.03.2009
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vertical line No worries mon.  The truth is simple--you either see it or you don't.  It's too simple to know and too simple to talk about.  It's just a matter of seeing it or not.  You just look and it's there...The trick (if there was one) is looking in the right direction.  Try to 'look' at what is doing the looking.  
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vertical line You get to a place where you just want to be honest--you see that all of the roles you play, all of the knowledge you've acquired..you see it's nothing.  You see that outside of all of the acting there IS nothing, and that nothing is going on all the time.

"But wait a sec," you say..."If there IS nothing, then nothing is something!"  And when you see that, it won't be a problem (unless you've got something against nothing). 
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Mar.03.2009
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Mar.03.2009
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rebecca

Thinking gives off smoke to prove the existence of fire. A mystic sits inside the burning. There are wonderful shapes in rising smoke that imagination loves to watch. But it's a mistake to leave the fire for that filmy sight. Stay here at the flame's core.

Rumi

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Mar.03.2009
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and of course this lovely:

'Strange is the path when you offer your love' 

Do not mention the name of love,
O my simple-minded companion.
Strange is the path
When you offer your love.
Your body is crushed at the first step.

If you want to offer love
Be prepared to cut off your head
And sit on it.
Be like the moth,
Which circles the lamp and offers its body.
Be like the deer, which, on hearing the horn,
Offers its head to the hunter.
Be like the partridge,
Which swallows burning coals
In love of the moon.
Be like the fish
Which yields up its life
When separated from the sea.
Be like the bee,
Entrapped in the closing petals of the lotus.

Mira's lord is the courtly Giridhara.
She says: Offer your mind
To those lotus feet.     

Mirabai

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Mar.03.2009
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rebecca

Thinking gives off smoke to prove the existence of fire. A mystic sits inside the burning. There are wonderful shapes in rising smoke that imagination loves to watch. But it's a mistake to leave the fire for that filmy sight. Stay here at the flame's core.

Rumi

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What's with the fire symbols recently? First I get smacked in the left eye with a hand towel, then majorly stub my ring toe on my left foot. And now I'm all outta apples! What's this mess comin' to? Don't answer that, the squirrels are looking at me.
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Mar.03.2009
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Quote: "I look forward to the day when I fall in love with all existence like I would a man. But not today."
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Perhaps you can't love Today because you are secretly in love with Tomorrow. Once there won't be any tomorrow left for you, then even this lousy Today might finally be good enough.

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rebecca

Thinking gives off smoke to prove the existence of fire. A mystic sits inside the burning. There are wonderful shapes in rising smoke that imagination loves to watch. But it's a mistake to leave the fire for that filmy sight. Stay here at the flame's core.

Rumi

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What's with the fire symbols recently? First I get smacked in the left eye with a hand towel, then majorly stub my ring toe on my left foot. And now I'm all outta apples! What's this mess comin' to? Don't answer that, the squirrels are looking at me.
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What's with the fire symbols recently? First I get smacked in the left eye with a hand towel, then majorly stub my ring toe on my left foot. And now I'm all outta apples! What's this mess comin' to? Don't answer that, the squirrels are looking at me.
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lol

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Mar.03.2009
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Quote: "I look forward to the day when I fall in love with all existence like I would a man. But not today."
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Perhaps you can't love Today because you are secretly in love with Tomorrow. Once there won't be any tomorrow left for you, then even this lousy Today might finally be good enough.

"Today is not lousy...Feeling happy today.
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Mar.03.2009
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and of course this lovely:

'Strange is the path when you offer your love' 

Do not mention the name of love,
O my simple-minded companion.
Strange is the path
When you offer your love.
Your body is crushed at the first step.

If you want to offer love
Be prepared to cut off your head
And sit on it.
Be like the moth,
Which circles the lamp and offers its body.
Be like the deer, which, on hearing the horn,
Offers its head to the hunter.
Be like the partridge,
Which swallows burning coals
In love of the moon.
Be like the fish
Which yields up its life
When separated from the sea.
Be like the bee,
Entrapped in the closing petals of the lotus.

Mira's lord is the courtly Giridhara.
She says: Offer your mind
To those lotus feet.     

Mirabai

"thank you.That is beautiful.Makes my chest feel tight and buttererflies in the belly and a lump in my throat, like looking over the edge of a cliff with wings.
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Mar.04.2009
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vertical line Quote: "You get to a place where you just want to be honest--you see that all of the roles you play, all of the knowledge you've acquired..you see it's nothing.  You see that outside of all of the acting there IS nothing, and that nothing is going on all the time.

"But wait a sec," you say..."If there IS nothing, then nothing is something!"  And when you see that, it won't be a problem (unless you've got something against nothing). 
"Even though I am not acting, and I understand what you are saying, I appreciate honesty from people and look for it in myself. It is soothing. Like it or not, it is real. And that says it all.
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and of course this lovely:

'Strange is the path when you offer your love' 

Do not mention the name of love,
O my simple-minded companion.
Strange is the path
When you offer your love.
Your body is crushed at the first step.

If you want to offer love
Be prepared to cut off your head
And sit on it.
Be like the moth,
Which circles the lamp and offers its body.
Be like the deer, which, on hearing the horn,
Offers its head to the hunter.
Be like the partridge,
Which swallows burning coals
In love of the moon.
Be like the fish
Which yields up its life
When separated from the sea.
Be like the bee,
Entrapped in the closing petals of the lotus.

Mira's lord is the courtly Giridhara.
She says: Offer your mind
To those lotus feet.     

Mirabai

"thank you.That is beautiful.Makes my chest feel tight and buttererflies in the belly and a lump in my throat, like looking over the edge of a cliff with wings.
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"thank you.That is beautiful.Makes my chest feel tight and buttererflies in the belly and a lump in my throat, like looking over the edge of a cliff with wings.
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lovely, rebecca!

thanks

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Mar.04.2009
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gassho

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Quote: "You get to a place where you just want to be honest--you see that all of the roles you play, all of the knowledge you've acquired..you see it's nothing.  You see that outside of all of the acting there IS nothing, and that nothing is going on all the time.

"But wait a sec," you say..."If there IS nothing, then nothing is something!"  And when you see that, it won't be a problem (unless you've got something against nothing). 
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I have got nothing against nothing.

Nothing to lose.  Or maybe only nothing to lose.  Or not even that much.

Maybe Kris Kristopherson was right when he wrote Me and Bobby McGee, and said, Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

Yeah, 999999 is right about seeing it.  Once you see it, you see it everywhere.

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In the United States, you have the right to remain silent.

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Quote: "But farting is ok. "
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I like SBDs the best.

That is the best way to exercise ones right to remain silent, especially where Rustic is concerned.

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In the United States, you have the right to remain silent.

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In Los Angeles the police officers have a joke, I have heard:

Why is a Latino like a cue ball?

Because the harder you hit them the more English they have.

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I was watching Gangaji on television the other day and she commented that it is the lazy ones who have the easiest time of it, because they do not make it harder than it is.

People who are real doers continually erect walls in front of themselves on their path which they must then either knock down orr climb over before they can go on.

I sure am glad I am lazy.

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Mar.05.2009
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In the United States, you have the right to remain silent.

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You also have the right to Remains Unruffled Special Training In Court on

Four Essential Freedoms by the 32nd President of The United States Of Amercia

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882-1945.

* The first is the freedom of speech and expression- everywhere in the world.

* The second is the freedom of every person to worship God in his own way- 

   everywhere in the world.

* The third is freedom from want....

* The fourth is freedom from fear.

Have A Great Day

With Metta

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I like SBDs the best.


That is the best way to exercise ones right to remain silent, especially where Rustic is concerned.

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I'm assuming that you're American.
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In the United States, you have the right to remain silent.


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You also have the right to Remains Unruffled Special Training In Court on


Four Essential Freedoms by the 32nd President of The United States Of Amercia


Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882-1945.


* The first is the freedom of speech and expression- everywhere in the world.


* The second is the freedom of every person to worship God in his own way- 


   everywhere in the world.


* The third is freedom from want....


* The fourth is freedom from fear.


Have A Great Day


With Metta


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Republican or Democrat?
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In the United States, you have the right to remain silent.


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You also have the right to Remains Unruffled Special Training In Court on


Four Essential Freedoms by the 32nd President of The United States Of Amercia


Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882-1945.


* The first is the freedom of speech and expression- everywhere in the world.


* The second is the freedom of every person to worship God in his own way- 


   everywhere in the world.


* The third is freedom from want....


* The fourth is freedom from fear.


Have A Great Day


With Metta


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Republican or Democrat?"
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Republican or Democrat?
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Democrat

not Republican Unexpected Success Thanking Inauguration Commented:

"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

With Metta

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I like SBDs the best.


That is the best way to exercise ones right to remain silent, especially where Rustic is concerned.

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I'm assuming that you're American. "
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Hard to say what I am.  I am an immigrant from Canada.  Been in the US since the age of 4.  But most would say that aside from the border line there is not much difference between the US and Canada.  I can  live in either the US or Canada without any paperwork.

When I cross the border into Canada and present my citizenship papers they look at me like I'm some kind of traitor.  On the way back into the US they look at me like I'm some kind of Snow Back sneaking into the US and want to check the trunk for more. 

Mom's side of the family came from  Scotland.  Dad's from Yorkshire.  Got relatives in Australia too, the convicts you know, bad seeds of the family down there you know.  Just kidding.

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"myself" ?

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you wrote as thought there's 2...a myself to be kinder to and someone to be kinder to myself

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Quote: "If I pinch myself really hard, that would not be very kind to myself.
I am the pincher and the pinchee =) but there is still only one.
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Interesting point of view.

Since there is only one, all joy and all sorrow come from the same source, however abstract and indifinable it may be.

Is that so?

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Quote: "If I pinch myself really hard, that would not be very kind to myself.
I am the pincher and the pinchee =) but there is still only one.
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when sucking thumb, baby thinks 'i am the sucker and the suckee =) but there is still only one' ?

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when sucking thumb, baby thinks 'i am the sucker and the suckee =) but there is still only one' ?

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if baby sucks too hard, baby will cry, and probably will learn not to suck so hard =)
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Quote: "If I pinch myself really hard, that would not be very kind to myself.
I am the pincher and the pinchee =) but there is still only one.
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if baby sucks too hard, baby will cry, and probably will learn not to suck so hard =)
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if baby sucks too hard, baby will cry, and probably will learn not to suck so hard =)
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"when sucking thumb, baby thinks 'i am the sucker and the suckee =) but there is still only one' ?"  wasn't referring to how hard baby sucks

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