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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: ZEN NEOPHYTES
vertical line Posted on May.19.2013 @ 11:31PM EDT by leoj99
Zen Neophytes.

If you still insists on reading on others people's words you are a Zen neophyte...lol


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Reply from leoj99
May.19.2013
11:42PM EDT 
vertical line That suggests that people in Zen Forums are Zen Neophytes...lol
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Reply from cinchona
May.20.2013
01:49AM EDT 
vertical line what a strange delusion it is to think we know.
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Reply from esoteric
May.20.2013
04:24AM EDT 
vertical line I am a beginner.
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Reply from esoteric
May.20.2013
04:28AM EDT 
vertical line I practice listening to people.

That doesn't suggest anything other than that I practice listening to people.
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Reply from esoteric
May.20.2013
04:36AM EDT 
vertical line The world is filled with billions of people, and countless billions of animals, plants, rocks, trees, mountains, rivers, flowers...innumerable things.

Every one of them has a voice. Listen to all of them that you find.

All of them are practice.

All of them are practicing.
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Reply from Zephyr
May.20.2013
11:11PM EDT 
vertical line Is your refrigerator running?
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Reply from leoj99
May.21.2013
01:54AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "The world is filled with billions of people, and countless billions of animals, plants, rocks, trees, mountains, rivers, flowers...innumerable things.

Every one of them has a voice. Listen to all of them that you find.

All of them are practice.

All of them are practicing.
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How can you listen if you are always thinking and talking...lol

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Reply from esoteric
May.21.2013
05:19AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "The world is filled with billions of people, and countless billions of animals, plants, rocks, trees, mountains, rivers, flowers...innumerable things.

Every one of them has a voice. Listen to all of them that you find.

All of them are practice.

All of them are practicing.
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How can you listen if you are always thinking and talking...lol

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You can't.
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