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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THOUGHTLESSNESS
vertical line Posted on May.13.2013 @ 07:49PM EDT by cinchona
Watchfulness is the path to immortality, and thoughtlessness the path to death. The watchful do not die, but the thoughtless are already like the dead.


'The Dhamapada' (sayings of the Buddha)
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Reply from cinchona
May.13.2013
07:50PM EDT 
vertical line As an irrigator guides water to his fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives.


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May.13.2013
07:53PM EDT 
vertical line They who know truth in truth, and untruth in untruth, arrive at truth, and follow true desires.


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Reply from cinchona
May.13.2013
07:55PM EDT 
vertical line “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”


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Reply from cinchona
May.13.2013
07:59PM EDT 
vertical line In the light of his vision he has found his freedom: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and his work is peace. 


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May.13.2013
08:00PM EDT 
vertical line Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.


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Reply from leoj99
May.14.2013
01:43AM EDT 
vertical line Do you have something to say by your own words?..lol
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Reply from esoteric
May.14.2013
03:27AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Do you have something to say by your own words?..lol "
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Which words are ever not our own words?
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Reply from cinchona
May.14.2013
06:18AM EDT 
vertical line Mr, Mrs, or Miss Leoj99, I sure am not here to debate anything, just sharing the most basic of buddhism philosophy for those who would like to reflect on the words of the founder of this method known as buddhism.

If you find something positive in them then that's great, if not well that's no problem either. if you have something to say or stand up for well that's also fine.

good luck.
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Reply from esoteric
May.14.2013
07:45AM EDT 
vertical line Thank you for sharing good words, cinchona.

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Reply from football
May.15.2013
05:08AM EDT 
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Quote: "Do you have something to say by your own words?..lol "
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that requires masterness

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Reply from leoj99
May.16.2013
01:03AM EDT 
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Quote: "Do you have something to say by your own words?..lol "
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that requires masterness

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Yeah all they are spewing in Zen Forums are 5th hand words.. or maybe 1000th hand words all over and over again...lol.. nothing original... even if not so insightful if it is original it is better 2nd hand words...lol
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Reply from leoj99
May.16.2013
01:05AM EDT 
vertical line Even Zen Teachers in Zen Forums are always quoting somebody else.. nothing of their own...lol... Leoj99 always has his own...lol
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Reply from leoj99
May.16.2013
01:54AM EDT 
vertical line Zen is all about talking original...lol
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Reply from cinchona
May.16.2013
03:22AM EDT 
vertical line no artist, no poet, no actor, no thinker, no religion, no particle that i've ever been shown has ever been of no origin.

what is there in this world that is completely original?
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May.16.2013
04:01AM EDT 
vertical line You mean you don't know anything original in this world? You have nothing original?..lol
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May.16.2013
04:08AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "You mean you don't know anything original in this world? You have nothing original?..lol "
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Mr. Leoj99 is only repeating things that he has read somewhere. He has no clue what is truly original. Just some ideas of "original" and "not original".
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May.16.2013
04:11AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "no artist, no poet, no actor, no thinker, no religion, no particle that i've ever been shown has ever been of no origin.

what is there in this world that is completely original?
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This.
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May.16.2013
04:13AM EDT 
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Who in the world told you THAT?!
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May.16.2013
04:13AM EDT 
vertical line And why on earth did you BELIEVE them?!
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May.16.2013
04:35AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Zen is all about talking original...lol "
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Who in the world told you THAT?!
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No one told me. I just know it...lol... only my ...lol.. which not original..
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May.16.2013
04:37AM EDT 
vertical line You don't even know...lol... that is why you don't like my talk, that is why most people don't like my talk because they are original...lol
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May.16.2013
04:38AM EDT 
vertical line You never heard before from others...
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Reply from esoteric
May.16.2013
04:54AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "You never heard before from others... "
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Everything you say comes from Zen books. Things every Zen "master" teaches.

"Just stop thinking!"

"Now you're growing horns!"

"Zen is this! Zen is not that!"

"What is your original speech?"

Nothing but ideas and "original" speech you heard from someone else.
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May.16.2013
04:56AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "You don't even know...lol... that is why you don't like my talk, that is why most people don't like my talk because they are original...lol "
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What in the world gave you the idea that I don't like your talk?
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May.16.2013
04:59AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Zen is all about talking original...lol "
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Who in the world told you THAT?!
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No one told me. I just know it...lol... only my ...lol.. which not original..
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Your Zen is very, very heavy. Just drop it right now, and go have a cup of tea.
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Reply from football
May.16.2013
06:23AM EDT 
Email football
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