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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: COMPASSION
vertical line Posted on Aug.08.2012 @ 09:56AM EDT by shayne
i have compassion for both the insane and atheists. i was both at one point.


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Aug.08.2012
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Aug.08.2012
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vertical line What about insane atheist??
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Aug.08.2012
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vertical line Welcome back, Woodsman :)
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Aug.08.2012
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them too.

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Aug.08.2012
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vertical line Feel, Don't Think
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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.09.2012
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vertical line Atheist for God.
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Reply from leoj99
Aug.10.2012
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vertical line Compassion in Zen is not something you possess... If you possess compassion it is only the ego manifesting..
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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.10.2012
07:34AM EDT 
vertical line I heard there was someone killing time here on the night shift - I was tempted - what can I say?
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Aug.10.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Compassion in Zen is not something you possess... If you possess compassion it is only the ego manifesting..

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**shrug**

So be it. If the cost of caring is to carry an ego I hope to never lose mine.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.10.2012
10:07AM EDT 
vertical line No cost, no charge. It's free.
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Aug.10.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Compassion in Zen is not something you possess... If you possess compassion it is only the ego manifesting..

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**shrug**

So be it. If the cost of caring is to carry an ego I hope to never lose mine.
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clap clap clap.

pretty much. leo...........i wont type what i want to say. haha.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.10.2012
10:56AM EDT 
vertical line Nothing to carry.
Nothing more than this.
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Aug.10.2012
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The goal is wisdom
And with wisdom comes compassion
One doesn't possess compassion
One dwells in compassion

A man asked the guru how does one meditates like Jesus
He went off in a state .. And when he came back, he had tears in his eyes
He said to meditate while being enveloped by love.
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Aug.10.2012
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Kill everything,

and let God sort it out.

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God is in everything. If you kill everything then where would God reside??
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Aug.10.2012
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vertical line he comes....like a thief in the night
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Aug.11.2012
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vertical line The thing is what is wisdom. Have you ever figured out wisdom through your thinking.... thinking your whole life and thinking forever...
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Aug.11.2012
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vertical line I know nothing of wisdom - I look only in the eyes of the Beloved.
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Aug.11.2012
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vertical line Posted on Aug.08.2012 @ 09:56AM EDT by shayne
i have compassion for both the insane and atheists. i was both at one point.

Not possible.

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Aug.11.2012
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Kill everything,

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Violence? Religion?
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Aug.11.2012
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**shrug**

So be it. If the cost of caring is to carry an ego I hope to never lose mine.
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How can imagined "mine" own?
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God is in everything. If you kill everything then where would God reside??
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What "in"?
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Aug.11.2012
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Naked isn't OK?
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Aug.11.2012
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What "in"?
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What "God"??
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Aug.12.2012
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God is in everything. If you kill everything then where would God reside??
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What "in"?
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What "God"??
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:)
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Aug.12.2012
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vertical line Awareness is naked, yet has no concept of nakedness and characterises the moment of clear and perfect action. But if you make your bodies naked, perhaps your hearts will see God. Presence. Who knows?
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Aug.12.2012
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I saw a guy try that once.
The cops arrested him.
**shrugs**
I don't know if he saw God
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Aug.12.2012
02:24PM EDT 
vertical line Anything is possible. The ongoing ohnoing life of zenguide dot com is testament to that.
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Aug.13.2012
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Concept of "characterises the moment of clear and perfect action".
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Aug.13.2012
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vertical line The virgin birth.
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popcorn
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Aug.14.2012
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sardonic wit.

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Aug.14.2012
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vertical line Poppity-Pop-Pop!
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Aug.15.2012
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Upon learning of the death of John Lenon, Yoko said, *Oh no, oh no*.

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Aug.15.2012
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Dictionary.com:  Sardonic

1630–40; alteration of earlier sardonian  (influenced by French sardonique ) < Latin sardoni ( us ) (< Greek sardónios  of Sardinia) + -an; alluding to a Sardinian plant which when eaten was supposed to produce convulsive laughter ending in death.

You crack me up, Joe.

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Aug.15.2012
06:17AM EDT 
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