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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THE BOX
vertical line Posted on Sep.01.2012 @ 01:11PM EDT by shayne
i sit here in this box. nothing to do. i dont watch tv. i dont watch movies. i dont talk to woman on the internet no more. i dont watch porn. i dont play video games. whats left to do in this box?



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Reply from simple
Sep.01.2012
01:48PM EDT 
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Sweeping the floor :)

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Reply from nibble
Sep.01.2012
06:05PM EDT 
vertical line Eating, farting, relathing, more eating, oh, and don`t forget to breath
(what box??:))
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Sep.01.2012
06:46PM EDT 
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vertical line Psyche Rip
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.01.2012
07:49PM EDT 
vertical line It seems this forum is for short spurts of posts compared to long long spurts at ZFI. Are you third class? Are they at
ZFI first class?
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.01.2012
07:50PM EDT 
vertical line LOL..
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Sep.01.2012
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vertical line you rate people?

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Reply from leoj99
Sep.01.2012
09:22PM EDT 
vertical line Yeah.. and why not?
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Reply from boymonk
Sep.01.2012
10:11PM EDT 
vertical line It's not polite.
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.02.2012
12:32AM EDT 
vertical line We class people as Christians, Buddhists, Muslims and nothing is wrong with that...lol
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Reply from simple
Sep.02.2012
04:06AM EDT 
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vertical line Hinduism.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.02.2012
06:52AM EDT 
vertical line I hate the internet. LOL
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Reply from so_teh
Sep.02.2012
02:28PM EDT 
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vertical line How do you think not-thinking? Think outside the box.

How much daily not-doing is happening? A Laugh Out Loud amount.
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Reply from Avisitor
Sep.02.2012
06:15PM EDT 
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vertical line I have often thought about stepping outside the box.
Unfortunately, to do that requires letting go of the very thing that wants to step outside
Besides, it is getting cold outside. Got to find a nice warm jacket or sweater.
Sweaters are nice, they are soft and let others hug you.
Oh sorry, got off onto the wrong tracks here.
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Sep.02.2012
08:17PM EDT 
vertical line Internetism - the proud sponsor of historical entertainment.
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Sep.02.2012
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vertical line Entertain the idea, then...don't.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.02.2012
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vertical line Free tomatoes!!!

OOOOOooooOoooooOOOOooo
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Sep.02.2012
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vertical line hehehe
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.02.2012
11:33PM EDT 
vertical line I don't really understand what is going on in this forum...lol
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Reply from so_teh
Sep.03.2012
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vertical line All you have to understand is that small little tomato in the center of all the bold ones. That's this forum, not your average tomato. :D
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line I just don't understand if this is really a Zen Forum or what?...lol
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Sep.03.2012
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Quote: "I just don't understand if this is really a Zen Forum or what?...lol "
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*The discussion forum aims to spark discussions and to provide fellow buddhists and non-buddhists a means to discuss issues relevant to zen and buddhism.* 

Alan has said in the past that he tries not to limit the discussion too much because that would upset its natural flow. 

Some have come here and tried to take over the forum, to lead or teach according to what they deem to be their greater wisdom, and that has usually not ended well for them.  Im reminded of the lyrics, *you cant even run your own life, I will be damned if you will run mine.*

Buddhism is great.  I have a book of The Teachings of the Buddha on my bedside table.  But what is Zen specifically ?  Does Zen only apply to Buddhism ?  How come not all Buddhists are Zen Buddhists ?  Can I be a Zen Christian ?  Or a Zen meditator without denomination ? 

Before I could agree that the discussion should be limited to Zen Buddhism, I would at least have to know what Zen is, in and of itself.

As my Philosophy professor put it, *If you ask an electrician about electricy he will say, *Easy, you hook up the wires to make a circuit, flip the switch and the light goes on.*  But if you ask a Physicist about electricity he will say, *I dont know what it is, No one does.**

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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line Words are to leoj99 what food is to monkey.
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line monkey is to zen, what electricity is to physicists
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Sep.03.2012
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Quote: "I just don't understand if this is really a Zen Forum or what?...lol "
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This forum is the perfect one for me.Its logic is %100 plug-compatible with me.

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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line Quote: "I just don't understand if this is really a Zen Forum or what?...lol "
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This truly is a Zen forum. They allow you to discuss any issues you have. People will give you their take on it. In more ways than I thought would be correct. However, some are just jokesters and others have the knowledge. Who is who? That will require you to be at your best here.
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line Who are these? I am none of these.
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line Well I think Zen is for everyone with no exceptions. The only condition is that if you are willing to sit and count your breath and face the wall for a few hours everyday. ...lol
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line Then you become Zennist....lol
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line Once you become Zennist there is no way out.
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line Zennist means if you are a Christian you smells Zen and so on and so on...lol
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.03.2012
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vertical line Congratulations, you're a stinking zennist. Being is conditionless, unconditionally guaranteed.
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Sep.03.2012
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Quote: "Well I think Zen is for everyone with no exceptions. The only condition is that if you are willing to sit and count your breath and face the wall for a few hours everyday. ...lol "
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I like these words.I will try that everyday from now on. :)

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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Congratulations, you're a stinking zennist. Being is conditionless, unconditionally guaranteed."
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I smell you are talking about Avisitor...lol
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line You are that, I am that, this is because that is, the box, the ox, the x.
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line The more words you like to put in your mouth, the more words you store in your throat.
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Sep.03.2012
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Quote: "You are that, I am that, this is because that is, the box, the ox, the x. "
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I am Mr x.

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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line Donkey eats bushels, bushels, bushels a day.
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line you win.
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line You don't eat.
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line I eat he eat we eat and they will eat.
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Sep.03.2012
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vertical line I just ate??
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Sep.04.2012
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vertical line you were in zazen.
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Sep.04.2012
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vertical line The Miracle of the Eternal Inbox/Outbox is the population of the Whole Wide World.
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Sep.04.2012
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Can't eat before sitting.
It disturbs my practice
And, then I fall asleep ...zzzz
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Sep.04.2012
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vertical line Onions, onions, the secret is onions.
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Sep.04.2012
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Can't eat before sitting.
It disturbs my practice
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Me too but this is supposed to be practice too...if you are sleepy you are sleepy, if you are distracted, you are distracted.
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Reply from Riverstone
Sep.04.2012
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vertical line I ABSOLUTELY love the Mad Hatter, tea party of these forums on Zen Guide. For one, they remind me not to take myself, or Zen too seriously.
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Sep.04.2012
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vertical line Logic will drive you mad.
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Sep.04.2012
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vertical line Quote: "I ABSOLUTELY love the Mad Hatter, tea party of these forums on Zen Guide. For one, they remind me not to take myself, or Zen too seriously. "
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Zen guide will break you of the habit that ZFI puts you into the habit of doing
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Sep.05.2012
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vertical line Mystic sanity - consult your pineal gland - well, well well.
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Sep.05.2012
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That's my poor english.I think I will take a pill.

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Sep.05.2012
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vertical line I don't believe you.
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