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  Posted on Sep.11.2009 @ 10:04PM EDT by chontri
Once the brahmin Janussoni approached the Buddha... and spoke to him thus:

"It is said, Master Gotama, 'Nibbana is directly visible.' In what way, Master
Gotama, is Nibbana... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WHAT IS THINKING?
vertical line Posted on Nov.11.2012 @ 07:34PM EDT by leoj99
What is thinking?

What do you think. What are you thinking. Why do you think.
What are the contents of your thoughts.



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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
07:36PM EDT 
vertical line My stomach is hungry and growling. I'm going to eat dinner.
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Reply from shayne
Nov.11.2012
09:58PM EDT 
Email shayne
vertical line this obsessive/compulsive attachment to non thinking is obvious.

its not the key.

if anything the key is all of it.

theres a saying in zen.

you cant get there by thinking.

you cant get there by not thinking.

grasp both.

have both.

be FREE.


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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2012
10:22PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "this obsessive/compulsive attachment to non thinking is obvious.

its not the key.

if anything the key is all of it.

theres a saying in zen.

you cant get there by thinking.

you cant get there by not thinking.

grasp both.

have both.

be FREE.


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So how can you get there. Please tell us...
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2012
10:51PM EDT 
vertical line Wondering why lovers of thinking cannot tell what they are thinking. Why are thinking.
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
11:41PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "this obsessive/compulsive attachment to non thinking is obvious.

its not the key.

if anything the key is all of it.

theres a saying in zen.

you cant get there by thinking.

you cant get there by not thinking.

grasp both.

have both.

be FREE.


"

So how can you get there. Please tell us...
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Short bus.
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.11.2012
11:44PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Wondering why lovers of thinking cannot tell what they are thinking. Why are thinking. "
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Ask yourself.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2012
11:53PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Wondering why lovers of thinking cannot tell what they are thinking. Why are thinking. "
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Ask yourself.
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Well that is why this is a Zen Forum.. you should ask others...lol
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.12.2012
12:07AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Wondering why lovers of thinking cannot tell what they are thinking. Why are thinking. "
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Ask yourself.
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Well that is why this is a Zen Forum.. you should ask others...lol
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You said lovers of thinking can't tell what they're thinking. So they can't tell you why they're thinking, either. And only they would know why.

So, it's not a question anyone can answer for you. You have to ask yourself.


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Reply from esoteric
Nov.12.2012
12:12AM EDT 
vertical line And I was only kidding about the short bus. That's a joke between Shayne and Starduster and me. But now I feel bad, because it's really not a nice thing to say. :-(
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.12.2012
02:57AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Wondering why lovers of thinking cannot tell what they are thinking. Why are thinking. "
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Ask yourself.
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Well that is why this is a Zen Forum.. you should ask others...lol
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You said lovers of thinking can't tell what they're thinking. So they can't tell you why they're thinking, either. And only they would know why.

So, it's not a question anyone can answer for you. You have to ask yourself.


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Well I am asking lovers of thinking why they think..
Me I already know the answer since I am not a lover of thinking..
My point why I am asking is that why so many people love to think..
Maybe they have a point I am missing that is why I am asking.. Is that fair enough?
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.12.2012
03:01AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "And I was only kidding about the short bus. That's a joke between Shayne and Starduster and me. But now I feel bad, because it's really not a nice thing to say. :-(
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Well don't be sorry Brother. Or don't feel bad. That kind of talk does not really make me feel hurt and insulted...lol..
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.12.2012
04:29AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "And I was only kidding about the short bus. That's a joke between Shayne and Starduster and me. But now I feel bad, because it's really not a nice thing to say. :-(
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Well don't be sorry Brother. Or don't feel bad. That kind of talk does not really make me feel hurt and insulted...lol..
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It was not nice to people who actually have to ride a short bus. They are usually much nicer than most people are to each other.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.12.2012
07:46AM EDT 
vertical line Oh busboy.
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Reply from shayne
Nov.12.2012
09:18AM EDT 
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vertical line i rode the shortbus.

for a year.

haha.

they thought i was slow.

haha.

nah.

just lazy as hell.

haha.


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