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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WHEN IN A NON THINKING STATE SOMETIMES
vertical line Posted on Feb.25.2013 @ 06:52AM EDT by football

Quote: "When you're in a non thinking state sometimes a thing or an event attract your attention.And after a while it come true or the things run in the same direction."
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What is this really?


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Reply from Avisitor
Feb.25.2013
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vertical line Getting lost ... watching a movie .... haha
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Reply from football
Feb.25.2013
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wathching a movie?...........what do you mean?

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Reply from Avisitor
Feb.25.2013
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wathching a movie?...........what do you mean?

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Ones awareness is lost in the watching of the movie
Being mindful mean awareness reflects your state of mind when it is not lost in a movie.
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Reply from boymonk
Feb.25.2013
06:28PM EDT 
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Reply from Avisitor
Feb.26.2013
12:17PM EDT 
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vertical line When mind is chasing thoughts then one is not being mindful
Thoughts tend to take mind away or support emotional rants
Awareness is lost. Mindfulness is lost
Being aware of breathe is an exercise in awareness and concentration
When aware that you are not one breathe, return to breathe
It will help one stay aware of the present moment
As one stays on breathe, the mind quiets and thoughts slow
Emptiness flows from forth
Awareness distills to essence and reflects oneself
Every moment Zen brings this clarity to life

It isn't about stop thinking. That will only leave you lost in your silence.
Now, I believe I have done enough damage
Still most will read and not understand .... hahahaha
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Reply from leoj99
Feb.27.2013
12:46AM EDT 
vertical line What damage are you talking about?  Water damage?..lol
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Reply from leoj99
Feb.27.2013
12:46AM EDT 
vertical line What damage are you talking about?  Water damage?..lol
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Reply from leoj99
Feb.27.2013
12:55AM EDT 
vertical line Thinking is the result of the following...

Mental illnesses.
Crazyness, insanity
greed, anger, jealousy,...
stress, loss of energy..
lack of attentiveness, lack of focus,
easy to believe, always looking for the answer from others by listening to talks, reading books..
your body and face looks like it was a battleground.
thinking of God yet don't exactly know God
always repeat what others says.. repeat from scriptures..

Philosophy is thinking.
But Zen is not thinking
That is they basic difference.


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Reply from leoj99
Feb.27.2013
12:57AM EDT 
vertical line Wondering why most people insists on thinking...lol
Arent they crazy yet, aren't they insane enough yet..lol
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Reply from leoj99
Feb.27.2013
12:59AM EDT 
vertical line corr... The following are the result of thinking..lol
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Feb.27.2013
12:09PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Wondering why most people insists on thinking...lol
Arent they crazy yet, aren't they insane enough yet..lol
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You can not survive in this world without thinking.
Whether you play a game like chess or work in a factory, thinking is a must to accomplish the task at hand
You never lose the need for thoughts
And Zen Buddhism is not about stopping thoughts

I'm tired  ... so stop your thinking and see where you are ...
Tell me what have you achieved and what good has this done for you
Present your findings please.
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Reply from leoj99
Feb.28.2013
12:05AM EDT 
vertical line Tell me what you achieved by thinking on existential matters.
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Reply from leoj99
Feb.28.2013
12:15AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Wondering why most people insists on thinking...lol
Arent they crazy yet, aren't they insane enough yet..lol
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You can not survive in this world without thinking.
Whether you play a game like chess or work in a factory, thinking is a must to accomplish the task at hand
You never lose the need for thoughts
And Zen Buddhism is not about stopping thoughts

I'm tired  ... so stop your thinking and see where you are ...
Tell me what have you achieved and what good has this done for you
Present your findings please.
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Aren't you insane enough yet...lol
Look at your face maybe it is already full of wrinkles ..

I can tell an enlightened being by looking at their picture..lol
In the ZFI they show their pictures... lol... i suspect no one is enlightened...especially the teachers..lol
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Reply from jordtm
Feb.28.2013
12:42AM EDT 
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vertical line Here is the thinking.

Here is the thought.

Here is the thinker.

There is fresh air outside.
or
Enjoy some tea.

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Feb.28.2013
11:39PM EDT 
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vertical line http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVEFYmsVR_8&feature=player_embedded
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Reply from leoj99
Mar.01.2013
12:16AM EDT 
vertical line Yeah when thoughts slows down then eventually you can stop them.. so that you don't use  your prana uselessly by thinking. That is why you do Zazen..lol
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Reply from leoj99
Mar.01.2013
12:22AM EDT 
vertical line This is what I am talking about not thinking...lol
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Mar.01.2013
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Slowing Down Our Thoughts
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Mar.01.2013
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Unnecessary Thinking
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Mar.01.2013
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Reply from leoj99
Mar.01.2013
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You are only alive in THIS moment!
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Mar.01.2013
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Eknath Easwaran on Kabir
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Mar.02.2013
04:33AM EDT 
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vertical line No thought can be original, but NO-THOUGHT can be original.
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Mar.02.2013
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vertical line If you can see where no-thoughts come from then you would know where no-thoughts go .... hahaha

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Reply from leoj99
Mar.02.2013
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vertical line Quote: "If you can see where no-thoughts come from then you would know where no-thoughts go .... hahaha

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I think you are too smart for yourself...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Mar.02.2013
03:04PM EDT 
vertical line It is called an smart aleck...lol
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Mar.02.2013
03:21PM EDT 
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Govi - This Precious Moment
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Mar.02.2013
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "If you can see where no-thoughts come from then you would know where no-thoughts go .... hahaha

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I think you are too smart for yourself...lol
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Are you trying to hold a mirror??
Try looking into yourself .... wise guy ... hahaha
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Reply from leoj99
Mar.03.2013
12:52AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "If you can see where no-thoughts come from then you would know where no-thoughts go .... hahaha

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I think you are too smart for yourself...lol
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Are you trying to hold a mirror??
Try looking into yourself .... wise guy ... hahaha
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How could I be a wise guy when I don't think. You are the thinker so  you must be the wises of them all..lol
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Mar.03.2013
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "If you can see where no-thoughts come from then you would know where no-thoughts go .... hahaha

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I think you are too smart for yourself...lol
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Are you trying to hold a mirror??
Try looking into yourself .... wise guy ... hahaha
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How could I be a wise guy when I don't think. You are the thinker so  you must be the wises of them all..lol
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You're not thinking??
You are the major contributor here on this forum!!!
Try the truth for a change ... take a real good look at yourself then stfu and stop thinking ... hahaha
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