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vertical line Posted on Nov.04.2012 @ 11:48PM EDT by leoj99
EVERYDAY MIND
 
One day a Vinaya master asked a Zen master:
-How should one practice Tao?
The Zen master replied:
-Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired.
The Vinaya master said:
-Most people do that.
The Zen master explained:
-No, no, not so. When they eat, they do not want to just eat but think of this or that;
when they go to sleep, they do not want to just sleep but think of this or that.

ChonTri 04/26/2009


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Reply from leoj99
Nov.04.2012
11:49PM EDT 
vertical line hehe.. Think of this and that....
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.05.2012
12:21AM EDT 
vertical line Think of this and that, until you have exhausted this and that. When there is no more this and that to think, then you caught up with yourself.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.05.2012
12:24AM EDT 
vertical line Many when doing Zazen they want to think of this and that...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.05.2012
12:25AM EDT 
vertical line Thats why when sitting in zazen they watch the rise and fall of this and that...lol
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.05.2012
12:30AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Thats why when sitting in zazen they watch the rise and fall of this and that...lol "
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Keep watching this and that, until you have exhausted this and that. When there is no more this and that to watch, then you caught up with yourself.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.05.2012
12:31AM EDT 
vertical line hehe... just stop this and that.. easy...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.05.2012
12:33AM EDT 
vertical line When you can stop them so what is there watch until you are exhausted...lol
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Reply from so_teh
Nov.05.2012
12:33AM EDT 
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vertical line Timeless quiet everyday.
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.05.2012
12:38AM EDT 
vertical line I just came back from the bathroom. I didn't miss a thing.
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Reply from starduster
Nov.05.2012
04:59AM EDT 
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Quote: "Many when doing Zazen they want to think of this and that...lol "
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Just breathe, and only because that is inexpendible.  Its the only thing you have to do.  Otherwise you should be not-doing.  You should just be *being*.

So you dont even breathe.  You just *be* breathing.

Since you like quotes, in Zen it is said:  *The way to do is to be*.

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