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  Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: BECAUSE I KNOW LEO WILL BE IMPRESSED
vertical line Posted on May.23.2013 @ 12:01PM EDT by justin
A monk named Daishu Ekai, one of the Tang masters, when Zen was in its hayday:
What is great Nirvana,?

The master answered, not to commit oneself to the Karma of birth and death is great Nirvana

What then is the Karma of birth and death ?

to desire great Nirvana is the karma of birth and death

( i am reading another Suzuki book)

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Reply from esoteric
May.23.2013
12:38PM EDT 
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Reply from leoj99
May.24.2013
12:57AM EDT 
vertical line I should be impressed if it is your own words...lol

But nonetheless it is impressive...lol
Your karma infects you when you are thinking. For what is birth if not the past. And what is death is the future. You are touched by  birth and death only when you think..lol

Stop thinking and where can birth and death the karma can touch you...lol... only when you think that you are engulf with karma... the birth and death..

Try it... stop thinking.. and where can karma touch you... birth and death cannot touch you...

If you think .. you touch the past and the future...


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Reply from esoteric
May.24.2013
04:31AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "I should be impressed if it is your own words...lol

But nonetheless it is impressive...lol
Your karma infects you when you are thinking. For what is birth if not the past. And what is death is the future. You are touched by  birth and death only when you think..lol

Stop thinking and where can birth and death the karma can touch you...lol... only when you think that you are engulf with karma... the birth and death..

Try it... stop thinking.. and where can karma touch you... birth and death cannot touch you...

If you think .. you touch the past and the future...


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Maybe read the original post again, without thinking "I should be" or "if this" or "if that", or trying to be impressed or not impressed, Mr. Not Thinking.

Thinking with judgment is karma. To desire "stop thinking" is karma.
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