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  Posted on Aug.10.2009 @ 11:40PM EDT by chontri
Accept my words only when you have examined them for yourselves;
do not accept them simply because of the reverence you have for me.
Those who only have faith in me and affection... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: CHANGING ENLIGHTENMENT
vertical line Posted on Dec.27.2012 @ 07:13AM EDT by QuantumZen
How can an enlightened being change. He understands that there is no coming or going, growing old or being young, living or dying. Lets imagine, that some modern Buddha sits zazen and while he is everything and nothing at once, he dies. Who died? What changed? How do you know that you are dead, not only in the peak of nirvana?
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Reply from oldwinemak
Dec.27.2012
07:49AM EDT 
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vertical line enlightenment changes nothing...haha
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Reply from Avisitor
Dec.27.2012
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vertical line How can an enlightened being change??

You have Buddha nature .. and enlightened being has Buddha nature
The only difference is that an enlightened being knows his Buddha nature.
So what has changed??
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Reply from QuantumZen
Dec.27.2012
02:47PM EDT 
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vertical line The thing that puzzled me is the change of enlightened mind. How can mind that perceives no change and no death feel the change due to impermanent body.
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Reply from nibble
Dec.27.2012
07:51PM EDT 
vertical line Guess U have to find someone with a mind that perceives no change and no death and ask him how he feel abouth the change due to impermanent body.
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Reply from Avisitor
Dec.27.2012
09:11PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "The thing that puzzled me is the change of enlightened mind. How can mind that perceives no change and no death feel the change due to impermanent body. "
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Awakening adds to your life ... not take away from it.
So, enlightened beings may not suffer from the change of am impermanent body
But, that doesn't mean that they don't feel it.

An enlightened being with a toothache doesn't suffer from a toothache
But, still does feel the pain from the toothache ... haha
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Reply from QuantumZen
Dec.28.2012
02:09AM EDT 
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vertical line xD My tooth aches right now. Oh the irony!
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Reply from oldwinemak
Dec.28.2012
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vertical line zen is practical..go see your dentist asap
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Reply from Woodsman
Dec.28.2012
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vertical line Words become sounds and motion slows to sitting still with all and every act that connects the lost with the found.
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Reply from oldwinemak
Dec.28.2012
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vertical line what is isnt and what isnt is...this is the problem before us..the suchness of reality
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Reply from Avisitor
Dec.30.2012
03:58PM EDT 
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vertical line All this obsession with enlightenment???
Go about your life and live it.
When hungry, eat
When tired, rest
Wrap your head around your own life .. will do you better than all the wanting for enlightenment.

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