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  When a monk came to say good bye to Chao-chou Tsung-shen (778-897), a brilliant Chinese Ch'an master.
Chao-chou asked:
-Where will you go?
The monk answered:
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharma.
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THE DIAMOND THAT CUTS THROUGH ILLUSION
vertical line Posted on Dec.21.2012 @ 02:50PM EDT by so_teh

The Diamond

 

The body is not the Self.

The mind, intellect, memory and ego are not the Self, either.

In essence, there is nothing called the Self.

That is why it is the Self.

 

That Cuts Though

 

All composed things are like a dream,

a phantom, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.

That is how to meditate on them,

that is how to observe them.

 

Illusion

 

It cannot be said to be real or unreal it is what it is because it isn’t.


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Dec.21.2012
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Reply from IZIZIZ
Dec.22.2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IU-oYMpzQw

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Dec.22.2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IU-oYMpzQw

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ok, unless you can understand french and english spoken at the same time, then connect earphones and put one part to your ear, and leave the other part to rest on your head.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.22.2012
06:48AM EDT 
vertical line The Song of Seven

... where boundaries dissolve
the web of words
cutting all it touches ...

one verse ending
the air continueth

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Reply from so_teh
Dec.22.2012
06:45PM EDT 
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vertical line Breathe In Air
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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.23.2012
11:24AM EDT 
vertical line Diamond Body.
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Reply from so_teh
Dec.23.2012
03:47PM EDT 
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vertical line Say one has achieved the Diamond Body. Then what could be said the relation between the Diamond Body and this statement; "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies?" Since all composed things are like a dream etc. has the Diamond Body 'cut through' this kind of love?
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Reply from so_teh
Dec.23.2012
04:01PM EDT 
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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.23.2012
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vertical line Maybe that's how two whole people love each other disinterestedly.
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Reply from so_teh
Dec.23.2012
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.23.2012
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vertical line Well you can always experiment this and find out by yourself if it is true or not. You just have to stop thinking and your illusions will not arise.

But stop thinking is so hard to do. Even a diamond would brake and will not be of any use. If it is not hard many people must have done it in thousands of years. But it is a fact that so few have been able to stop thinking since the time of Buddha.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.24.2012
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vertical line Neti Neti - don't get caught up in the words.
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Reply from so_teh
Dec.25.2012
12:48AM EDT 
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vertical line Tension of physical body
Tension of etheric body
Tension of astral body
Tension of mental body
Tension of spiritual body
Tension of cosmic body
Tension of nirvanic body
Totality as Diamond Body
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Reply from oldwinemak
Dec.25.2012
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vertical line one can say right or left yes or no. self or not self.. yet you still dont hold the vase of purple flowers
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