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defiled or pure. Nor is there a mind that binds and fetters people.
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THE FINAL TEACHING OF BUDDHA - NO WORDS.
vertical line Posted on Jan.05.2013 @ 07:17PM EDT by leoj99
The Final Teaching of Buddha - No Words.

So obviously if ... no words .. no thinking...

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Toward the end of his life, the Buddha took his disciples to a quiet pond for instruction. As they had done so many times before, the Buddha’s followers sat in a small circle around him, and waited for the teaching.
But this time the Buddha had no words. He reached into the muck and pulled up a lotus flower. And he held it silently before them, its roots dripping mud and water.
The disciples were greatly confused. Buddha quietly displayed the lotus to each of them. In turn, the disciples did their best to expound upon the meaning of the flower: what it symbollized, and how it fit into the body of Buddha’s teaching.
When at last the Buddha came to his follower Mahakasyapa, the disciple suddenly understood. He smiled and began to laugh. Buddha handed the lotus to Mahakasyapa and began to speak.
“What can be said I have said to you,” smiled the Buddha, “and what cannot be said, I have given to Mahakashyapa.”
Mahakashyapa became Buddha’s successor from that day forward.""

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Reply from leoj99
Jan.05.2013
07:28PM EDT 
vertical line The Buddha's final Teaching is beyond words. Yet most people are always insisting on words. It is exactly the same when they always insists on thinking. Most people cannot never see the futility of thinking...lol

Most of Buddha's disciples are still expounding with words about the lotus flower. Only
Mahakashyapa understood.

Most people are teaching of non-attachments of all kinds. But obviously they are so attached with their thoughts. They even say you have no control of your thoughts. It is like you have no control of the rain. And they feel they are very intelligent by saying those things.

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Reply from leoj99
Jan.05.2013
07:30PM EDT 
vertical line The Lotus Flower is dripping with mud and water.
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Reply from nibble
Jan.05.2013
07:32PM EDT 
vertical line aw, sht up..
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.05.2013
07:50PM EDT 
vertical line Well you ca nibble yourself...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.05.2013
07:51PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Well you ca nibble yourself...lol "
.........

can
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Reply from Avisitor
Jan.05.2013
08:18PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: " Most people cannot never see the futility of thinking...lol


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I can not never see what it is you mean ... hahaha
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.05.2013
08:24PM EDT 
vertical line Yeah this chat has no edit.. so take it or leave it..lol
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.05.2013
09:44PM EDT 
vertical line “What can be said I have said to you,” smiled the Buddha, “and what cannot be said, I have given to Mahakashyapa.”

What can be said was said to the disciples of Buddha but except for
Mahakashyapa whom he has give what cannot be said.
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.05.2013
10:52PM EDT 
vertical line What can be said was said to all the disciples.
What cannot be said was given to
Mahakashyapa.
What is it?
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Reply from football
Jan.06.2013
03:50AM EDT 
Email football
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.07.2013
09:49PM EDT 
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vertical line The last measurement is Yielding. Beyond that just see for yourself.
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Reply from Avisitor
Jan.09.2013
08:20PM EDT 
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vertical line What can be said was told
What can not be said was given

When one does the self inquiry to seek the essence of ones mind
One seeks for the very root of the mind
Buddha reached into the muck and pulled out the lotus .. root and all
Thus, presenting the truth of the mind
Of all the people there, only one understood

So, the final teachings .. no words ... hahahaha
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Reply from Riverstone
Jan.15.2013
04:42PM EDT 
vertical line The answer rest in a more famillar saying. " Stop and smell the roses."
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