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wandered in the mountain. When he was back just at the gate of the temple, the head monk asked him:
-Where have you been, Sir?
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WHO AM I?
vertical line Posted on Oct.30.2012 @ 01:30AM EDT by leoj99
Who Am I The Ultimate question in life.
 
And all other questions comes from that single question.

Now don't tell me you are just a concept, an idea, what you think, what you are thinking..

If .. You and You .. through and through..

So you are just a thought that rise and falls like a cloud now you see it now you don't?...lol

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Oct.30.2012
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Oct.30.2012
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vertical line You're a parrot, who learned to cack-a-daddle-dooo, that's who.
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Oct.30.2012
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vertical line So who is Polly and what is the cracker for??
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Oct.30.2012
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vertical line Cack.
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Oct.30.2012
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Quote: "You're a parrot, who learned to cack-a-daddle-dooo, that's who."
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Eggs, parrot or rooster eggs, I dont care, Im going to go microwave some eggs with cheese on top.

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Oct.30.2012
02:42PM EDT 
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vertical line You begin to speak Zenish
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Oct.30.2012
02:44PM EDT 
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Quote: "So who is Polly and what is the cracker for?? "
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Polly ?  Thats Shaynes girlfriend, aka: David.

I used to be on the email with her too.  She told me she had some *very personal* emails with Shayne that she didnt want to tell me about. I think they were having cyber sex, from what she said.

She sent me some naked pictures, along with some candies at Xmas.  I wonder who they were of ?  Not David, thats for sure, considering her crack.  I shared some pictures with her on the Kodak website, and got a confirmation that my pictures had been shared with David at her email address. 

on the internet you can never be sure who you are communicating with.

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Oct.30.2012
03:35PM EDT 
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vertical line Orange juice coming out my nose when I read this ... hahaha
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Reply from sit_teh
Oct.30.2012
05:06PM EDT 
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vertical line Unconditional One.
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Reply from justin
Oct.30.2012
08:01PM EDT 
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vertical line I really have no idea who this one is?

I can say I am, but nothing of itself.

What this means I am I do not know.
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Reply from leoj99
Oct.31.2012
02:18AM EDT 
vertical line 13.   A Buddha

In Tokyo in the Meiji era there lived two prominent teachers of opposite characteristics. One, Unsho, an instructor in Shingon, kept Buddha's precepts scrupulously. He never drank intoxicants, nor did he eat after eleven o'clock in the morning. The other teacher, Tanzan, a professor of philosophy at the Imperial University, never observed the precepts. Whenever he felt like eating, he ate, and when he felt like sleeping in the daytime he slept.

One day Unsho visited Tanzan, who was drinking wine at the time, not even a drop of which is suppposed to touch the tongue of a Buddhist.

"Hello, brother," Tanzan greeted him. "Won't you have a drink?"

"I never drink!" exclaimed Unsho solemnly.

"One who does not drink is not even human," said Tanzan.

"Do you mean to call me inhuman just because I do not indulge in intoxicating liquids!" exclaimed Unsho in anger. "Then if I am not human, what am I?"

"A Buddha," answered Tanzan.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Oct.31.2012
09:50AM EDT 
vertical line All the winds are wined in the Internet era and the sine waves round and round, in a virtually relative dimension - round one ding-ding! and round another brother, born in another mother, criss-cross crist of sine waving goodbye from whence to hail the essence prevail, of wordy approach and wordy fail.
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Nov.03.2012
10:28PM EDT 
vertical line Add an I?
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Nov.03.2012
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Nov.03.2012
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vertical line that 'e' should have a line accent over it just so you know
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.04.2012
01:26AM EDT 
vertical line So anybody knows more who you are. Not just - I am that I am...lol
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Nov.04.2012
01:42AM EDT 
vertical line Don't take your thoughts too seriously
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Nov.04.2012
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Your Thoughts Make You Suffer
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Nov.04.2012
06:17AM EDT 
vertical line They call you the Wonderer.

Your suffering is all over YOU like BOTULISM
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Reply from Chryseis
Nov.04.2012
09:58AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "13.   A Buddha

In Tokyo in the Meiji era there lived two prominent teachers of opposite characteristics. One, Unsho, an instructor in Shingon, kept Buddha's precepts scrupulously. He never drank intoxicants, nor did he eat after eleven o'clock in the morning. The other teacher, Tanzan, a professor of philosophy at the Imperial University, never observed the precepts. Whenever he felt like eating, he ate, and when he felt like sleeping in the daytime he slept.

One day Unsho visited Tanzan, who was drinking wine at the time, not even a drop of which is suppposed to touch the tongue of a Buddhist.

"Hello, brother," Tanzan greeted him. "Won't you have a drink?"

"I never drink!" exclaimed Unsho solemnly.

"One who does not drink is not even human," said Tanzan.

"Do you mean to call me inhuman just because I do not indulge in intoxicating liquids!" exclaimed Unsho in anger. "Then if I am not human, what am I?"

"A Buddha," answered Tanzan.

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as if

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Reply from Sam Hardy
Nov.05.2012
06:16AM EDT 
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Who am I? you can get an excellent verbal answer from someone like Ken Wilber who will say I am ever-present brilliant clarity, I am the witness of the moment to moment arising of everything, I am choiceless awareness, I am Big Mind or Big Heart or big whatever. But after reading all these definitions are we really any the wiser (literally) ? I don’t think so necessarily.

 

It’s something each of us has to find out for ourselves in meditation, not because Ken Wilber - or anyone else for that matter - said it who’s practised every kind of meditation and therapy and written a load of books and is called the Einstein of Consciousness.  

 

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Nov.05.2012
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vertical line I am capacity for you.
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Reply from sit_teh
Nov.06.2012
02:33PM EDT 
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vertical line "You are one. You are pure awareness. The world is not real. It is cold and lifeless. Nor is ignorance real. So what can you wish to know?"

Just be all that you can be.
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Reply from 1Zenworld
Nov.06.2012
06:31PM EDT 
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vertical line you are a breath of air. A rain drop. To see your self in all things an all people is who you are. Look with in your heart.
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.07.2012
12:18AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "you are a breath of air. A rain drop. To see your self in all things an all people is who you are. Look with in your heart."
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Just looking is enough. Attention will take itself where it needs to go.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.07.2012
01:16AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "you are a breath of air. A rain drop. To see your self in all things an all people is who you are. Look with in your heart."
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It seems this is the first time I heard this in Zen Forums...
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Nov.07.2012
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vertical line First he found itself in zen, then he found himself in a pickle.
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Nov.07.2012
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Quote: "So who is Polly and what is the cracker for?? "
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Polly ?  Thats Shaynes girlfriend, aka: David.

I used to be on the email with her too.  She told me she had some *very personal* emails with Shayne that she didnt want to tell me about. I think they were having cyber sex, from what she said.

She sent me some naked pictures, along with some candies at Xmas.  I wonder who they were of ?  Not David, thats for sure, considering her crack.  I shared some pictures with her on the Kodak website, and got a confirmation that my pictures had been shared with David at her email address. 

on the internet you can never be sure who you are communicating with.

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Orange juice coming out my nose when I read this ... hahaha

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When I was emailing back and forth with Polly, she told me she was moving to a better neighborhood after some street toughs had followed her home from a pub yelling taunts at her, telling her to suck their ass pipes and such, threatening to beat her up.

It made no sense to me that such an attractive young woman as I had seen in her pictures would encounter such abuse, what kind of place was Scotland anyway,

until Kodak clued me in that my pics were sent to a *David* at her email address,

and then it came together and I thought, *Ah, now I get it*.

I cant blame Shayne for having cyber sex with her, I was tempted too,

but the Spirit would not allow me to. 

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Nov.07.2012
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Quote: "So who is Polly and what is the cracker for?? "
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Polly ?  Thats Shaynes girlfriend, aka: David.

I used to be on the email with her too.  She told me she had some *very personal* emails with Shayne that she didnt want to tell me about. I think they were having cyber sex, from what she said.

She sent me some naked pictures, along with some candies at Xmas.  I wonder who they were of ?  Not David, thats for sure, considering her crack.  I shared some pictures with her on the Kodak website, and got a confirmation that my pictures had been shared with David at her email address. 

on the internet you can never be sure who you are communicating with.

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Orange juice coming out my nose when I read this ... hahaha

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When I was emailing back and forth with Polly, she told me she was moving to a better neighborhood after some street toughs had followed her home from a pub yelling taunts at her, telling her to suck their ass pipes and such, threatening to beat her up.

It made no sense to me that such an attractive young woman as I had seen in her pictures would encounter such abuse, what kind of place was Scotland anyway,

until Kodak clued me in that my pics were sent to a *David* at her email address,

and then it came together and I thought, *Ah, now I get it*.

I cant blame Shayne for having cyber sex with her, I was tempted too,

but the Spirit would not allow me to. 

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Beauty can take away the sane and leave a babbling man wanting ...
Sure, I understand. Another episode, another life, another day ... just more stuff
Sometimes these memories comes back to haunt us if we aren't ready for it.
It is a tough thing to do ... to disconnect feelings to a memory .. thus releasing any power the memory might have had ...

Sorry, just babbling ... haha

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Reply from 1Zenworld
Nov.07.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "you are a breath of air. A rain drop. To see your self in all things an all people is who you are. Look with in your heart."
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Just looking is enough. Attention will take itself where it needs to go.
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.........  Nice. Thank you.
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Nov.07.2012
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“1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
6. Do not regret what you have done.
7. Never be jealous.
8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.
10. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
11. In all things have no preferences.
12. Be indifferent to where you live.
13. Do not pursue the taste of good food.
14. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.
15. Do not act following customary beliefs.
16. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
17. Do not fear death.
18. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
19. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.
20. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.
21. Never stray from the Way.”
? Miyamoto Musashi
62 people liked it                                 Who you are.
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Nov.08.2012
05:52AM EDT 
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Quote: "So who is Polly and what is the cracker for?? "
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Polly ?  Thats Shaynes girlfriend, aka: David.

I used to be on the email with her too.  She told me she had some *very personal* emails with Shayne that she didnt want to tell me about. I think they were having cyber sex, from what she said.

She sent me some naked pictures, along with some candies at Xmas.  I wonder who they were of ?  Not David, thats for sure, considering her crack.  I shared some pictures with her on the Kodak website, and got a confirmation that my pictures had been shared with David at her email address. 

on the internet you can never be sure who you are communicating with.

------------------------------------ 

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Orange juice coming out my nose when I read this ... hahaha

----------------------------------

When I was emailing back and forth with Polly, she told me she was moving to a better neighborhood after some street toughs had followed her home from a pub yelling taunts at her, telling her to suck their ass pipes and such, threatening to beat her up.

It made no sense to me that such an attractive young woman as I had seen in her pictures would encounter such abuse, what kind of place was Scotland anyway,

until Kodak clued me in that my pics were sent to a *David* at her email address,

and then it came together and I thought, *Ah, now I get it*.

I cant blame Shayne for having cyber sex with her, I was tempted too,

but the Spirit would not allow me to. 

"
.........

Beauty can take away the sane and leave a babbling man wanting ...
Sure, I understand. Another episode, another life, another day ... just more stuff
Sometimes these memories comes back to haunt us if we aren't ready for it.
It is a tough thing to do ... to disconnect feelings to a memory .. thus releasing any power the memory might have had ...

Sorry, just babbling ... haha
"
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"
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Beauty can take away the sane and leave a babbling man wanting ...
Sure, I understand. Another episode, another life, another day ... just more stuff
Sometimes these memories comes back to haunt us if we aren't ready for it.
It is a tough thing to do ... to disconnect feelings to a memory .. thus releasing any power the memory might have had ...

Sorry, just babbling ... haha
"
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That sounds like something Polly would say.

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Reply from Sam Hardy
Nov.15.2012
05:32AM EDT 
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Who am I? The old chestnut.

My true self is the part of me (of all of us) that is not finite. The one without the name tag (on the toe or the ear it doesn't matter) :) .

 

The answer to the question is the same for all of us. And it has nothing to do with ‘identity.’


This is only one answer - hence the paradox.
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Nov.15.2012
07:22AM EDT 
vertical line Walk the path of blame and be quiet.
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Nov.15.2012
10:41AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Walk the path of blame and be quiet."
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I don't know who said that but it doesn't make any sense.

Very Zen.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.15.2012
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vertical line Blame me.
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Nov.15.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Blame me."
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The path of blame lead to the palace of ... I've forgotten
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Nov.15.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Blame me."
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The path of blame lead to the palace of ... I've forgotten

I feel a quote coming on ..... 
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Nov.15.2012
11:18AM EDT 
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vertical line Who Am I The Ultimate question in life.
 
Ultimate because most people don't ask it until they're dying.

When you're dead you're just left with the name tag on your toe.

 

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Nov.15.2012
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It’s come :   Get back, JoJo ….

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Nov.16.2012
04:20AM EDT 
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Nov.16.2012
08:56AM EDT 
vertical line Praise, no blame.
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Reply from sit_teh
Dec.02.2012
07:25PM EDT 
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I am that I am (Self)
or
I am that I am [...]
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Reply from sit_teh
Dec.02.2012
07:33PM EDT 
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breathing?
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Dec.02.2012
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You are!
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