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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: ATTACHMENT TO THINKING
vertical line Posted on Nov.11.2012 @ 05:41PM EDT by esoteric
Don't attach to a single word or idea.

If you see that you are attached, look closely at that attachment and find out why.

If not, that word or idea will be like a bag over your head or a chain around your ankles, forever.

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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2012
05:47PM EDT 
vertical line Because they think their thinking is important and profound. Their words are the best word ever in this world. Thats why in zazen they won't want to kick them out.. Whats the big deal...lol
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Reply from football
Nov.11.2012
05:59PM EDT 
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vertical line It is this for this moment and that for that moment.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.11.2012
06:02PM EDT 
vertical line Whatever.
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Reply from boymonk
Nov.11.2012
06:06PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Don't attach to a single word or idea.

If you see that you are attached, look closely at that attachment and find out why.

If not, that word or idea will be like a bag over your head or a chain around your ankles, forever.
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So how long, Esoteric, have you been wearing this bag over your head, and, are you trying to start a fashion trend?
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
07:11PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Don't attach to a single word or idea.

If you see that you are attached, look closely at that attachment and find out why.

If not, that word or idea will be like a bag over your head or a chain around your ankles, forever.
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So how long, Esoteric, have you been wearing this bag over your head, and, are you trying to start a fashion trend?
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What kind of bag do you see over my head?
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.12.2012
07:05AM EDT 
vertical line You see the kind that matches your eyes.
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Reply from Avisitor
Nov.12.2012
09:36AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Whatever."
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Whatever gets you through the day ... lasts for a lifetime  ... hahaha
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.12.2012
09:39AM EDT 
vertical line You're a work of pure and unadulterated genius.
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Reply from so_teh
Nov.12.2012
02:01PM EDT 
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vertical line The smooth, free-thinking way of observation.
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Reply from so_teh
Nov.12.2012
02:11PM EDT 
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vertical line Attachment to thinking causes anxiety in me. I don't know about you.
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Reply from football
Nov.12.2012
03:09PM EDT 
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vertical line If you are talking about Joe, you are true at the fist look.But at real he is not thinking.He just writes simply what he sees at the first look.and sometimes hit the target from 12.But if you ask me why he is not good enough he dont know how to use the feelings.Here I have my own method for this.If you wonder I can explain..
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Reply from nibble
Nov.12.2012
03:42PM EDT 
vertical line At times reading this forum feel like eating tasteless dried up slightly burnt week old leftovers of some cheap frozen pizza from a week ago,  then Joe comes along with Roxy music:)
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.12.2012
03:53PM EDT 
vertical line For your entertainment.
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.12.2012
04:00PM EDT 
vertical line He's a one-man band.  :-)
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Reply from football
Nov.12.2012
04:23PM EDT 
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Okay I'II say.

When I reply, when something comes to my mind also I get a sense of white, black or greyness at my mind.As Tibetians say "When you die, follow the white colour..." Here always follow the white colour.I mean if that thought is in white write it, do it.Every color or shape should have a meaning at you.use it.Here;

White..........Comon wealth, common health, Goodness and long view etc.

Black ..........Means something wrong and bad or closed etc.

Grey ...........I dont use this.White and black mix.

Other colours or shapes........whatever means to you.

And sometimes nothing comes to my mind......this is good for talk

Dont forget a good post make you excited..

Also you can look simply around you and see all these.

This I improved by myself.Dont read or heard from anyone.

ps WARNING!: Dont ponder on this too much.As you may have psychological problems. :)

ps WARNING!: Dont ponder on this too much.As you may have psychological problems. :)
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Reply from football
Nov.13.2012
06:24AM EDT 
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Correction : Tibetians say "When you die, follow the white light.." not white colour.

Party never ends

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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.13.2012
07:08AM EDT 
vertical line Mothers Union - they had to be one.

I thought about writing a more emotionally exciting response. - a more gut-wrenching black,  but I'm all  out of word-soldiers and advice-commanders.
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