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  One day when Fa-yen Wen-i (885-958), one of the well known Chinese Ch'an masters,
has ascended his seat. From the assembly, a monk came out and asked:
-What is one drop of water from the fount of Tsao-ch'i?
Fa-yen repied:
-It's... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: RESTLESS ENLIGHTENMENT
vertical line Posted on Dec.28.2012 @ 02:11AM EDT by QuantumZen
You have to be well rested (and healthy) to practice zazen. It will be impossible to sit zazen if you are hungry, tired or feel severe pains. Isn't it so?
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Reply from Riverstone
Dec.29.2012
02:37AM EDT 
vertical line Whatever mind you sit with is the mind you meditate with. There is no attempt to cultivate ideal circumstance.
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Reply from Woodsman
Dec.29.2012
10:24AM EDT 
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vertical line I sit with the sick and dying to bring rest with hands reaching out, in trying to ease and please.
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Reply from Woodsman
Dec.29.2012
01:08PM EDT 
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vertical line they sit and cry as I look into their eyes and see family way way back... the dog just turned and looked up at me laying on his mattress next to the sliding door... we all hear in silence the same sound of one hand clapping, reaching out, into infinity, the forgotten unknown past in present one
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Reply from Avisitor
Dec.29.2012
03:07PM EDT 
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vertical line Awareness is the practice ...
doesn't matter what condidtions are ...
when we sit ... we as as Buddha sat .... hahaha
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Reply from Woodsman
Dec.29.2012
03:26PM EDT 
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vertical line i feel i need to rename my dogs names  into Buddhas , cuz they sit when asked free of the guilt standing
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.29.2012
04:20PM EDT 
vertical line Did anyone realized that Restless Enlightenment is exactly not Enlightenment...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.29.2012
11:21PM EDT 
vertical line Sorry for the error in tense...S"
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Reply from Avisitor
Dec.30.2012
03:55PM EDT 
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vertical line When we need to go to the store for supplies (food), do we wait for the perfect conditions?
Wait, it is too cold. Lets wait until spring ... hahaha
Wait, it is raining. I don't need to eat today ... hahaha

We are the human conditon ... we do what we need to do.
Sit and practice if that is what you're needing
Do something else if that is what you're needing
But, if you need to sit then sit.
Don't wait for condition to be perfect
They never will be .... hahaha
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.30.2012
05:52PM EDT 
vertical line I wait when there is less traffic in the road and in the cashier lines...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.30.2012
05:53PM EDT 
vertical line or ... on the road.....lol
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Reply from esoteric
Dec.31.2012
08:59AM EDT 
vertical line When you know, conditions are never perfect.

When you don't know, conditions are always perfect.
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