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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: BUDDHA'S ZEN
vertical line Posted on Nov.01.2012 @ 01:47AM EDT by leoj99
101.   Buddha's Zen

Buddha said: "I consider the positions of kings and rulers as that of dust motes. I observe treasures of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles. I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags. I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit, and the greatest lake in India as a drop of oil on my foot. I perceive the teachings of the world to be the illusion of magicians. I discern the highest conception of emancipation as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the holy path of the illuminated ones as flowers appearing in one's eyes. I see meditation as a pillar of a mountain, Nirvana as a nightmare of daytime. I look upon the judgment of right and wrong as the serpentine dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of beliefs as but traces left by the four seasons."


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Reply from leoj99
Nov.01.2012
01:51AM EDT 
vertical line It seems what the Buddha is saying is... stop thinking...lol
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.01.2012
07:58AM EDT 
vertical line Copy, write, right?
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Nov.01.2012
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vertical line I look upon the judgment of right and wrong as the serpentine dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of beliefs as but traces left by the four seasons.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.01.2012
10:42AM EDT 
vertical line I look upon you and wonder what you wrought.
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Nov.01.2012
10:47AM EDT 
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vertical line I love my chainsaw for cutting wood.
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Nov.01.2012
10:53AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "I love my chainsaw for cutting wood. "
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The Buddha cuts everything down to size.

Thanks for bringing us back to earth. :)


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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.01.2012
10:58AM EDT 
vertical line So what are you waiting for, the bleedin' Messiah?
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Reply from Woodsman
Nov.01.2012
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vertical line I love stacking firewood.

Doing dishes is ok.

Gotta get back to playing guitar more, the songs are in my head, and I have a good strong singing voice.

I love the sky, and having a warm jacket to keep me outside longer.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.01.2012
12:34PM EDT 
vertical line Willow, ash and chestnut to cut, split and stack this afternoon. G g g loves a bow saw and an axe on the edge of apocalypse. Work isn't a chore, that's how it gets done.

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Nov.01.2012
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vertical line ok, i should eat some food, although i'm not really hungry, ever... i'd rather go rake some leaves up for another pile to add to the garden, and still have a big potato harvest to dig up

alright, a peanut butter and low cal jelly sandwich before the next outside adventure
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Nov.01.2012
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vertical line Quote: "ok, i should eat some food, although i'm not really hungry, ever... i'd rather go rake some leaves up for another pile to add to the garden, and still have a big potato harvest to dig up

alright, a peanut butter and low cal jelly sandwich before the next outside adventure
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Do you know how to compost?
Completing the cycle??
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Reply from Woodsman
Nov.01.2012
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vertical line rabbit poop
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.02.2012
12:28AM EDT 
vertical line It seems Buddha's Zen is very different from Zen Forum Zen...lol
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Reply from starduster
Nov.02.2012
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The quality is not strained.

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Reply from esoteric
Nov.02.2012
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vertical line There is no "Buddha's Zen".
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.02.2012
11:28AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "There is no "Buddha's Zen". "
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The one described in the topic is Buddha's Zen...
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.02.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "There is no "Buddha's Zen". "
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The one described in the topic is Buddha's Zen...
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Where's the Buddha's Zen when your feet are cold? Your description doesn't cover that.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.03.2012
01:37AM EDT 
vertical line I perceive the teachings of the world to be the illusion of magicians. I discern the highest conception of emancipation as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the holy path of the illuminated ones as flowers appearing in one's eyes. 
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Nov.03.2012
01:38AM EDT 
vertical line I see meditation as a pillar of a mountain, Nirvana as a nightmare of daytime. I look upon the judgment of right and wrong as the serpentine dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of beliefs as but traces left by the four seasons."
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Nov.03.2012
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vertical line Quote: "I perceive the teachings of the world to be the illusion of magicians. I discern the highest conception of emancipation as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the holy path of the illuminated ones as flowers appearing in one's eyes.  "
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Feet still cold.
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.03.2012
01:45AM EDT 
vertical line Now the belly is hungry. Will the description make it satisfied?
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.03.2012
01:48AM EDT 
vertical line Cold feet and empty bellies!

How can Buddha's Zen help us with golden brocade and flowery eyes?
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Nov.03.2012
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vertical line Esoteric Zen says, "Put on some warm, cozy slippers and eat a can of beans and a granola bar."

But then, Esoteric Zen is nothing like Buddha's Zen as described above.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.03.2012
02:50AM EDT 
vertical line I perceive the teachings of the world to be the illusion of magicians.

Including teachings in Zen Forums...?...lol
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Nov.03.2012
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vertical line Quote: "I perceive the teachings of the world to be the illusion of magicians.

Including teachings in Zen Forums...?...lol
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Including the words you quoted.
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