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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 Posted on Dec.29.2012 @ 10:28PM EDT by leoj99
MIND - Master Seung Sahn

The Buddha taught about mind. For forty years, he talked about Dharma. His whole teaching was concerned with how you can use Dharma to attain your mind. Attaining your mind actually means losing mind. The Buddha’s teaching is that when you have mind, you get suffering, and you have a problem. If you have no mind, then everything is no problem. So if you want to take away suffering, you must take away mind, which means cutting your attachment to thinking. When you practice hard and keep a great don’t-know, you see that you already have no mind. Already having no mind, why would you possibly need sutras? Why would you need dharma speeches and explanation? If you are not sick, why eat medicine? If you have no mind, then sutras are not necessary, dharma speeches are not necessary, Buddha’s teachings are not necessary, everything is not necessary. But human beings constantly delude themselves, Everybody thinks they have mind, and then they hold their mind, and get suffering, So then sutras are necessary, dharma speeches and explanations are necessary, and everything is necessary. This is already a mistake! Collapse this post

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Reply from Riverstone
Dec.29.2012
11:48PM EDT 
vertical line . No mind, no self, no independent being but interdependant being, Buddha Nature, your original face. These are not nihilism as you suggest, they are the recognition of integrated processes. When the experience of no mind arises these integrated processes are recognised and it is with a sort of joy that your preconceived notions fall away.

You suggest it is by exerting control over thought and mind that you can arrive, this is like sharpening the pencil eraser first. We sit with whatever mind which arises not as an indulgence but because it brings insight into our karma, our attachments and opens the possibility that these attachments will no longer rule and dominate.
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Reply from oldwinemak
Dec.30.2012
01:37AM EDT 
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vertical line suffering is caused by desire want attachment..greed..sin in general is the by product of dukkha which is the cause of all suffering. people should understand that no this no that is simply another form of dukkha suffering..yes this and yes that again the same another form of suffering...it is when the mind stops quantifying duality as truth and relaxs its need for definitive encapsulation that a relaxed understanding of reality ensues and the universe becomes what it is as it is without conditional reference to either yes or no right or left.......
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Reply from football
Dec.30.2012
02:55AM EDT 
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Quote: " Sharpening the pencil  "
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May be we should sharpen 'the Not thinking-thoughts'.

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