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  Posted on Aug.08.2009 @ 10:26PM EDT by chontri

If you want to know the past,
to know what has caused you,
look at yourself in the present,
for that is the past's effect.

If you want to know your future,
... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WHY ASK WHY?
vertical line Posted on Nov.10.2012 @ 06:02PM EDT by esoteric
"Why?" is a good question to keep asking, every moment. Like a child keeps asking his parent "Why?"

A parent who gets irritated is no parent at all. A good parent answers every "why" to the best of his ability. If he doesn't know, he says he doesn't know, but he can learn and teach the child where to look for the answer.
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Nov.10.2012
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Reply from shayne
Nov.10.2012
06:20PM EDT 
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vertical line i agree,

question everything.

then question what you think too.

about your questioning.

haha.


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Reply from 1Zenworld
Nov.10.2012
06:22PM EDT 
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vertical line I look in side my heart I found the love of a loving God of my understanding kindness. Love is the answer.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.10.2012
06:34PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "I look in side my heart I found the love of a loving God of my understanding kindness. Love is the answer."
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Well most people think and feel they are loving. You go ask. No one will tell you they are not loving. .. It seems so me that love is the most abused word in this world. Yet look what is happening...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.10.2012
06:36PM EDT 
vertical line Why?

Why are most people are so loving?
Yet they are not loving at all...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.10.2012
06:37PM EDT 
vertical line Just tell them what they don't like and you irritate these loving people so much. Look at it at Zen Forums...lol
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Reply from 1Zenworld
Nov.10.2012
06:37PM EDT 
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The Meaning of Dharma

First, one must get to know oneself. Then, having become familiar with oneself, one can live one’s life more deeply. Living one’s life more deeply is the meaning of dharma.

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Nov.10.2012
06:39PM EDT 
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The Meaning of Dharma

First, one must get to know oneself. Then, having become familiar with oneself, one can live one’s life more deeply. Living one’s life more deeply is the meaning of dharma.

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Yeah life is very difficult if you don't understand yourself and all things...
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.10.2012
06:41PM EDT 
vertical line Why?

Why do so many people get samadhi?
Why do so many people get kensho?

I remember I might have those when I got drunk...lol
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.10.2012
06:42PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "I look in side my heart I found the love of a loving God of my understanding kindness. Love is the answer."
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Why do you eat?
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Reply from Chryseis
Nov.10.2012
06:43PM EDT 
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the child who asks a lot of whys is an anxious child

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Reply from esoteric
Nov.10.2012
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the child who asks a lot of whys is an anxious child

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Children are naturally curious, because learning is necessary for human beings.

Curiosity is not anxiety. Even so, answer the "why".

If it's curiosity, then you have helped him to know what he needs to know.

If it's anxiety, then you have helped him to know what he needs to know.
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Nov.10.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "

The Meaning of Dharma

First, one must get to know oneself. Then, having become familiar with oneself, one can live one’s life more deeply. Living one’s life more deeply is the meaning of dharma.

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Yeah life is very difficult if you don't understand yourself and all things...
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.........                                        Thank you. Nice to see you. Rory.
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Nov.10.2012
09:36PM EDT 
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The Meaning of Dharma

First, one must get to know oneself. Then, having become familiar with oneself, one can live one’s life more deeply. Living one’s life more deeply is the meaning of dharma.

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"Living one's life more deeply is the meaning of dharma."
"Being free from suffering is the meaning of dharma."
"Getting enlightenment is the meaning of dharma."
"Buddha is the meaning of dharma."
"Mu is the meaning of dharma."
"Just being is the meaning of dharma."
"There is no meaning of dharma."
"There is actually no dharma."

Say what you want about dharma and the meaning of dharma. What does any of that have to do with you?

"Dharma" is just teaching. What are you?


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Nov.10.2012
10:19PM EDT 
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The answer to what?
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Reply from shayne
Nov.11.2012
01:07AM EDT 
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vertical line siddhihartha even said....

question everything.

even me.

jesus said.....dont be sheep.

to me he didnt have followers per say as much as listeners to his words.

that gave response.

ect.

im sure.


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Nov.11.2012
01:09AM EDT 
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vertical line and besides who wants mere followers.

i like like minded individuals.

ones that think for themselves.

raise up the bar on consciousness for all.

thats what i say.

not no mere elevation for me.

for all.


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Nov.11.2012
01:10AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "i agree,

question everything.

then question what you think too.

about your questioning.

haha.


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Yes, indeed.
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
01:11AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "and besides who wants mere followers.

i like like minded individuals.

ones that think for themselves.

raise up the bar on consciousness for all.

thats what i say.

not no mere elevation for me.

for all.


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You're a good guy, Shayne. :-)
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Nov.11.2012
01:22AM EDT 
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vertical line i know this.

im sure as heck not gonna question it no more.

so are you too alot esoteric.

this i have no doubt of.

but i AM gonna question this goddess.

and her followers.

watch your back....dont be assimulated. they are the borg.

haahhahahhahahahah.




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Reply from starduster
Nov.11.2012
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Shayne and esoteric, a while back you guys went off to start your own forum.  But then no one came to join it, so you eventually came back.

If I recall correctly, Shayne just came back.  esoteric went off to join another forum, but then came back to this one after having been asked to leave the other.

I think you guys should give it another try.  Start your own forum again.

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Nov.11.2012
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Shayne and esoteric, a while back you guys went off to start your own forum.  But then no one came to join it, so you eventually came back.

If I recall correctly, Shayne just came back.  esoteric went off to join another forum, but then came back to this one after having been asked to leave the other.

I think you guys should give it another try.  Start your own forum again.

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You do not recall correctly.

Of course, I've explained all of this before. But you continue to think what you want to think. That's okay. As long as you realize that you're doing it, maybe you can look at that and ask yourself why you remember these things so incorrectly, and why they trouble you so much.
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Nov.11.2012
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vertical line yeah im not gonna touch this either.

all of it is wrong.

i just couldnt pay for advertising is all.

duhhh....nevermind.

he ALWAYS thinks what he wants and barely sees the TRUTH!

i quess he also feels everyone else is dumb?

thats it.


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Reply from starduster
Nov.11.2012
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Maybe I was incorrect.  I just remember Shayne inviting everyone to leave here to come to his new forum, and esoteric saying something about having been kicked out of another forum somewhere, and coming back here. 

But I cant cite the particular posts, so I cant swear to it.  I apologize if my memory was incorrect.

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Reply from football
Nov.11.2012
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vertical line We all come from somewhere else, starduster.
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Nov.11.2012
07:57AM EDT 
vertical line Where are you coming from?
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2012
11:50AM EDT 
vertical line Yeah you mean you all came from somewhere?

You must be strugglers... lol
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.11.2012
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vertical line Yeah, whatever you mean is meaningless, yeah.
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Nov.11.2012
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vertical line Whatever you is, I'm less.
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Nov.11.2012
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Quote: "Yeah you mean you all came from somewhere?

You must be strugglers... lol
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You have to turn the lights on.

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Nov.11.2012
02:59PM EDT 
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Quote: "Where are you coming from?"
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Deep in woods.

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Nov.11.2012
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Quote: "Yeah you mean you all came from somewhere?

You must be strugglers... lol
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You have to turn the lights on.

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Where does the power come from??
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Nov.11.2012
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Deep in woods.

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Deep in woods.

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Is that where they generate such power??
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Nov.11.2012
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There is electricity everywhere ... but is it there that it is generated??
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Nov.11.2012
03:26PM EDT 
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vertical line Why are you so interested?
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Nov.11.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Why are you so interested?"
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I have a child's mind and I'm not afraid to use it  ... hahaha
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Nov.11.2012
05:01PM EDT 
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I have a child's mind and I'm not afraid to use it  ... hahaha
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Nice  :-)
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Nov.11.2012
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Nov.11.2012
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The better to...

Heeeeyyyy, wait a minute!!!
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Nov.12.2012
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vertical line Girl you thought he was a man. But he was a muffin.
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Nov.12.2012
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