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vertical line Posted on Jan.15.2013 @ 03:54PM EDT by football

"Please master pacify my mind!"

"I will pacify it for you."


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Reply from Riverstone
Jan.15.2013
04:18PM EDT 
vertical line Show me this mind you speak of.
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Reply from football
Jan.15.2013
05:21PM EDT 
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Quote: "I am not in contention with you. I am trying to demonstrate with words the non - contentious mind. The reason masters discontinue using words, is because it can not be intellectually arrived at, that is all. "
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Can this be the answer?

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Reply from nibble
Jan.15.2013
08:24PM EDT 
vertical line So to sum up some wisdom and finally give something to reflect* on:

"what you believe others are thinking being in relation to you directly affects how others are thinking being in relation to you"

*This profound wisdom does not apply to people living in caves feeding of wild roots and berries in total isolation from all fellow beings including animals.


(Nowwhat?? Never said I want to look enlightened or anything, I just wrote it in an sms and tought it kinda cool worded, well at least in norwegian and,.. you know what?.. F" you! Yeah you heard me! I wrote it for your benefit not my #ยค# ego as I really do not care what you guys think of me and, and,.. hmm, awh go jump in the lake!)

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Reply from nibble
Jan.15.2013
08:25PM EDT 
vertical line :)
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Reply from Avisitor
Jan.15.2013
09:03PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Show me this mind you speak of. "
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I will shake your hand if you want ... haha
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.15.2013
09:06PM EDT 
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vertical line Defy the Zen prognosis.
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.15.2013
11:49PM EDT 
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vertical line I don't give a hoot.
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Reply from Riverstone
Jan.16.2013
12:58AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "

Quote: "I am not in contention with you. I am trying to demonstrate with words the non - contentious mind. The reason masters discontinue using words, is because it can not be intellectually arrived at, that is all. "
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Can this be the answer?

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Shield yourself in any answer and this will be your cage. Take refuge in what does not cling to any absolute truth. Take refuge in the demonstrated enlightenment of the Buddha, take refuge in the teachings, take refuge in the company of those who seek to implement these teachings in their life.
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Reply from football
Jan.16.2013
06:13AM EDT 
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vertical line I feel like a crow.Sometimes the dictionary dont help to understand you.
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Jan.16.2013
09:46AM EDT 
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vertical line I really do not care what you guys think of me and, and,.. hmm, awh go jump in the lake!)

Quite right. We cannot be concerned with the opinions of others. They change all the time anyway.  What our wives, husbands or partners feel, on the other hand, is an altogether different question.
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Reply from boymonk
Jan.16.2013
05:15PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Show me this mind you speak of. "
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SSSSSSSSRrrrrrriiiiight HERE BRO.

Whatcha gonna do now? Run and hide behind Zen platitudes? or be real for a change.

Chose wisely.
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.16.2013
05:49PM EDT 
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vertical line Enlightenment pacifies the corruption within.
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.16.2013
06:02PM EDT 
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vertical line OR...Pacify the corruption within by skillful means, who cares if it's enlightenment or not. Just do it, and be done. Life is beautiful; everything has beauty.

Enjoy your day! :)
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Reply from Riverstone
Jan.17.2013
03:04AM EDT 
vertical line In the teaching where the student ask for his master to pacify his mind, the master asked for him to show this mind for him to pacify. His student then became enlightened.

I was completing the sentence, the story, nothing more.
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Jan.17.2013
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vertical line Quote: "OR...Pacify the corruption within by skillful means, who cares if it's enlightenment or not. Just do it, and be done. Life is beautiful; everything has beauty.

Enjoy your day! :)
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What exactly is corrupt? It is what it is, set it down and let it keep going. If you hold it in a little cage and name it corruption, then you will start a quest for non-corruption, and end up in a world of polarity, division, contention, duality, war. Reject nothing, and hold nothing.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.17.2013
09:16AM EDT 
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vertical line Peace arises within one's soul once the need or greed for consumption ends.
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.17.2013
04:09PM EDT 
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vertical line Relationship before Opportunity

Originality before Success

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Reply from so_teh
Jan.17.2013
04:22PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "OR...Pacify the corruption within by skillful means, who cares if it's enlightenment or not. Just do it, and be done. Life is beautiful; everything has beauty.

Enjoy your day! :)
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What exactly is corrupt? It is what it is, set it down and let it keep going. If you hold it in a little cage and name it corruption, then you will start a quest for non-corruption, and end up in a world of polarity, division, contention, duality, war. Reject nothing, and hold nothing.
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I agree. Delusion/Corruption/Ignorance/Illusion/Illness/Suffering are not in my vocabulary. I was at the gas station this afternoon and was getting some orange juice out of the cooler. Just listening to some of the others talk I noticed a presence in their voices that was immeasurable. It took me into a moment of reflection. Each day is something new even if it's been routine for years. That's all.
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