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  When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master
Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
Hsing-k'ung replied:
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vertical line Posted on Dec.06.2012 @ 10:52PM EDT by QuantumZen
Magic is kind of a sarcastic way to name things that shouldn't be happening. For example reincarnation, telepathy etc. What does Zen master would do? Would he inverse the flow of the waterfall? :) I guess not... He'd just point out to one. Isn't reincarnation the best example of attachment to ego? Isn't all parapsychology and paranormal things based on ego-ism?
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Reply from Woodsman
Dec.06.2012
11:19PM EDT 
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vertical line egos have births and deaths
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Reply from QuantumZen
Dec.06.2012
11:35PM EDT 
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vertical line I understand that ;) I understand that there is no beginning and no end. And when I die, other is born... I am other, I and other are completely unrelated and different, hence other isn't me. As in the first place there is no me or other. But why would the person I call "me" want its memories to continue? What's so special about "me"? If I die, I am all. If I live all is me.
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Reply from Avisitor
Dec.07.2012
09:12AM EDT 
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vertical line What is it that goes from one body to the next??
Who are you??
Your mind and body are made from aggregates
And so they do not truly exist ... they do not migrate from one to the next.
Only your true Buddha nature .. moves on .. it starts a new aggregate
Finding you true nature, allows you to be who you truly are ...
The greater your enlightenment then the greater your choice to not be reincarnated

I just read what I wrote .. I sound like the village idiot ... haha
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Reply from Woodsman
Dec.07.2012
11:08AM EDT 
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vertical line I am one tooo.ooo......      ...
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.07.2012
11:50AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "What is it that goes from one body to the next??
Who are you??
Your mind and body are made from aggregates
And so they do not truly exist ... they do not migrate from one to the next.
Only your true Buddha nature .. moves on .. it starts a new aggregate
Finding you true nature, allows you to be who you truly are ...
The greater your enlightenment then the greater your choice to not be reincarnated

I just read what I wrote .. I sound like the village idiot ... haha
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Can you enumerate the aggregates of your mind, the aggregates of your body?
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Reply from Avisitor
Dec.07.2012
01:29PM EDT 
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vertical line All these questions, your mind is never satisfied ...
You will never find the truth of your Buddha nature by asking me questions ... haha
Better to start asking yourself questions ... look inside of you and not outside
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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.07.2012
05:37PM EDT 
vertical line Enumerate the aggregates: one Barney Rubble.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.07.2012
05:38PM EDT 
vertical line Yes, the price for admittance to the Magic Theatre is your EGO.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.07.2012
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vertical line R O T A S
O P E R A
T E N E T
A R E P O
S A T O R
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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.07.2012
05:41PM EDT 
vertical line And I heard some strange talk too - three straights had scored a huge animal fat and sugar payday and they were really enjoying the damage. I couldn't understand a word they were drooling about but it sounded like A Requiem For The American Dream.
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