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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: DIFFERENT PATHS
vertical line Posted on Aug.06.2012 @ 04:38AM EDT by starduster

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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.06.2012
07:11AM EDT 
vertical line Tiptoe through the tulips.
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Reply from frozenaomi
Aug.06.2012
10:55AM EDT 
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vertical line Reality is contextual - dependent on the viewpoint of the observer. Truth, then, is relative and so there are no wrong paths. Tiptoe run or skip over tulips sand or stone the path remains exactly where you are.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.06.2012
10:57AM EDT 
vertical line Pathless.
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Reply from starduster
Aug.06.2012
11:05AM EDT 
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Quote: "Reality is contextual - dependent on the viewpoint of the observer. Truth, then, is relative and so there are no wrong paths. Tiptoe run or skip over tulips sand or stone the path remains exactly where you are."
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Followed to completion, realization, any path will do.

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Reply from so_teh
Aug.06.2012
06:34PM EDT 
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vertical line Nothing calling.
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Reply from boymonk
Aug.06.2012
08:58PM EDT 
vertical line Starlight starbright, find me the right path tonight.
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Reply from so_teh
Aug.06.2012
10:58PM EDT 
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vertical line It's a blue moon, yall!

Time to change phases!
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Reply from leoj99
Aug.07.2012
02:03AM EDT 
vertical line There is only one path. Only if you think that there are different paths. I think it is different illusions. 
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Reply from starduster
Aug.07.2012
04:34AM EDT 
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Quote: "There is only one path. Only if you think that there are different paths. I think it is different illusions.  "
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There is only one path for you, or anyone.  Your Path.

How could anyone elses path ever lead you to You ?

Its all illusion, except what you believe in, which is delusion (self deception).

But that can be useful, depending on what you choose to believe in.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.07.2012
07:29AM EDT 
vertical line Pathology.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.07.2012
07:30AM EDT 
vertical line Wild Wood Mountain is a pathless land.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.07.2012
12:45PM EDT 
vertical line Whole Lotta Helter Skelter
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Reply from Avisitor
Aug.07.2012
03:49PM EDT 
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vertical line From a distance, the human race looks pretty homogeneous.
Looking closer, one fines the human race is made up of different races on each continent
Then, on each continent, the races divide even more.
When one looks at individuals, we see that each person have similar faces but all are a little bit different.

And so, if one looks at the eight fold path in general then everyone's path is the same path
If one looks closer then we see little differences
The closer one examines the individual paths .. the more they diverge

I had always hoped that my path would not be so different as to miss the destination.
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Reply from justin
Aug.07.2012
07:47PM EDT 
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vertical line destination? But There was nowhere for you to have left?
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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.07.2012
08:19PM EDT 
vertical line Arriving where you started, at an equally flawed conclusion. The beginning is where the end will be.
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Aug.07.2012
08:44PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: " destination? But There was nowhere for you to have left? "
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No matter where you go ... there you are.
Thanks for the reminder ... hahaha
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Reply from so_teh
Aug.08.2012
02:51AM EDT 
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vertical line "Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility." -Oprah Winfrey
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Reply from leoj99
Aug.08.2012
02:55AM EDT 
vertical line If your path is believing then you can say that have different beliefs and paths. But Zen has nothing to do with believing and even faith. Those are only for religions. Zen is not religion.
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Reply from leoj99
Aug.08.2012
02:58AM EDT 
vertical line There is no destination either since  you are not walking or traveling to a certain point.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.08.2012
05:20AM EDT 
vertical line Only because you're thinking about it.
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Reply from starduster
Aug.08.2012
07:08AM EDT 
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Quote: "From a distance, the human race looks pretty homogeneous.
Looking closer, one fines the human race is made up of different races on each continent
Then, on each continent, the races divide even more.
When one looks at individuals, we see that each person have similar faces but all are a little bit different.

And so, if one looks at the eight fold path in general then everyone's path is the same path
If one looks closer then we see little differences
The closer one examines the individual paths .. the more they diverge

I had always hoped that my path would not be so different as to miss the destination.
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Those who believe there is a *the destination* seek a universal path.

Following anothers path may lead you to their Hell rather than your own Heaven.

I prefer to think less and follow my own feelings more, trusting the One I know as the Spirit.  I guess thats my path.  Ive been on it a long time, longer than I can remember.

If someone were to follow me to my Heaven, it could be a Hell for them.  To each their own.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.08.2012
07:21AM EDT 
vertical line Shame.
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Aug.08.2012
07:24PM EDT 
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Aug.08.2012
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vertical line Teary eyed and weak, I wish all a safe journey.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.09.2012
06:21AM EDT 
vertical line Head to heart.
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