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  Posted on Aug.10.2009 @ 11:40PM EDT by chontri
Accept my words only when you have examined them for yourselves;
do not accept them simply because of the reverence you have for me.
Those who only have faith in me and affection... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: LET'S LEAVE IT AT THAT
vertical line Posted on Oct.25.2012 @ 03:33PM EDT by football

One day a girl in geisha house hailed the Japanese Zen master Mokudo by name.
He went inside and discovered that the girl was a childhood acquaintance.
The crops had failed one year in their village, and she had become a courtesan to
support her family. They talked long into the evening about old times,
and then she asked him to stay the night. He paid the fee to the house master,
and the girl spread out the bedding. She pulled back the cover and said:
-Come join me. No one knows.
Mokudo repiled:
-It is kind of you to invite me, but right now I'd rather do zazen. Your present occupation
is to sleep with customers, and my current job is to sit in meditation. Let's leave it at that.

Just posting for to have something to talk..


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Reply from football
Oct.25.2012
03:38PM EDT 
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vertical line I'm Not Like Everybody Else
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Reply from so_teh
Oct.25.2012
06:35PM EDT 
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vertical line A cloud break w/ rayshine.
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Reply from Avisitor
Oct.25.2012
07:05PM EDT 
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vertical line Priorities ... you do what is most important to you.
If sex is most important then you have sex
If finding the peace of mind is most important then you rest
If love is most important then you go find love
If food is most important then you eat
It isn't a matter of vows or who knows what.
Although those things are in the mix.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Oct.26.2012
06:08AM EDT 
vertical line I am the leaves and I eat the leaves.
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Reply from starduster
Oct.26.2012
08:09AM EDT 
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Quote: "I am the leaves and I eat the leaves. "
.........

Everything is alive, everything is aware, everything is You.

As humans we have human awareness.  Rocks have rock awareness.  Wood has wood awareness.  I'm very fond of trees.  But your point is well taken.

Once, during a kensho experience, I had to stop eating my Sugar Pops cereal because I could *feel* their awareness and that I was eating them alive. 

I have *felt* the awareness of many things.  Once while sharpening a pencil I wondered how the awareness of the shavings could be separated from the awareness of the pencil.  I *reached* to feel that, and it was like witnessing a mother giving birth to many children. 

Of course its all My imagination, as Avisitor points out, but it is rewarding just the same, especially if you know that.

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Reply from Avisitor
Oct.26.2012
09:38AM EDT 
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vertical line A dream is very real ... until we wake up and see we were dreaming.
Then, back to sleep to see that it is real again.

Everything is just perfect ... hehehe
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Reply from so_teh
Oct.26.2012
03:10PM EDT 
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vertical line I'm going to ease into sitting on the thought - "Sitting is in love with the now, seeking no other satisfaction."

I hope to...

>Renew Health
>Transcend Thoughts
>Establish Presence of Awareness
>Increase Mood
>Increase Happiness
>Increase Freedom
>Attain to Pure Potentiality
>Become Conscious of, And Familiar With My Inner Life
>Reach the Source of Life and Consciousness
>Love

#Zen #Tao #Buddha #Yoga #Tantra

Let's just leave it at that!
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Oct.26.2012
05:12PM EDT 
vertical line What's my job?
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vertical line Quote: "What's my job? "
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What is your title? Boy monk??
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