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  When a monk was traveling on the road, he met an old woman, and asked:
-I would like to know which way that leads to Chao-chou, would you please give me the direction?
The old waman replied:
-Just go straight, don't make any... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: NO IDOLS, NO SHINTO, THESE ARE HINDRANCES
vertical line Posted on May.24.2013 @ 11:33AM EDT by genericzen
No idols, no masters,
Simply zen
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Reply from esoteric
May.24.2013
12:33PM EDT 
vertical line What do you mean?
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Reply from football
May.24.2013
12:44PM EDT 
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This is the

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Reply from so_teh
May.29.2013
09:35PM EDT 
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Reply from *CSEe*
May.29.2013
10:07PM EDT 
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In my current understanding , Buddhism is a process that all living or non-living progressing naturally towards emptying its polluted energy that causes its existance to be back as nothingness . In human Buddhism is a process that I will progressingly experience , explore , learn , know , discover the polluted energy that causes my existance that is all my emotions / desire / fear / love / compassion / greed etc and as I progress into greater realization it would be naturally free from me .......in short Buddhism is a process that free ME from MYSELF ......

This natural process - Buddhism is the only truth , the only happening to all living or non-living and is never related to others . I am in my own Buddhism , you are in yours Buddhism , the leaf / the door / the rock is all in own process freeing its polluted energy towards emptiness back into nothingness that never connected/ related to others.........

So , as for human all incident / action / re-action by myself or others regardless their nature - living or non-living is a source for me to explore / learn / understand all my emotions therefore in my current understanding Buddhism is all about learning from others or ownselves to discover ownselves NEVER about teaching others .

So no one including Mr Siddharta himself should not have any reason to teach others but is to learn from others & ownselve to discover his ownselve.............................

So , I could not find any reason to agree with you as in my current understanding of Buddhism , I could learn even from the dirt under your shoe , even the dirt is my master .......perhaps NOT IDOL but anything or eveything is master to me even the leaf outside your window .

Thks

CSEe  

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Reply from esoteric
May.30.2013
04:39AM EDT 
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Reply from football
May.30.2013
07:58AM EDT 
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You can be the center at the beginning.But as the time move on you draw a circle and develop a new center.which you stay at the edge.Thereby how much ever you are special you become ordinary .Therefore we are all ordinary.Only the transmission can make the ordinary special.By the time you are bending(bow) and appearing a circle.Here the duality comes forth.What are you up to or what is it? you think

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Reply from Joe Chip
May.30.2013
07:59AM EDT 
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Reply from esoteric
May.30.2013
04:54PM EDT 
vertical line There he is, called back from the depths as if by incantation.
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Reply from leoj99
May.30.2013
11:16PM EDT 
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No reliance on words and letters means.. no reliance on thinking...lol
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Reply from so_teh
May.30.2013
11:25PM EDT 
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Reply from esoteric
May.31.2013
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No reliance on words and letters means.. no reliance on thinking...lol
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Then what is mind?
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Reply from Joe Chip
May.31.2013
07:10AM EDT 
vertical line Buttered fingers and thumbs with a Kundalini kick up the bun.
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Reply from leoj99
Jun.01.2013
02:57AM EDT 
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No reliance on words and letters means.. no reliance on thinking...lol
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Then what is mind?
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Mind is emptiness...
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Jun.01.2013
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No reliance on words and letters means.. no reliance on thinking...lol
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Mind is emptiness...
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What did you use to type that?
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Jun.01.2013
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vertical line Technically the mind is the intellect.. but essentially the mind is emptiness...
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Jun.08.2013
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You can be the center at the beginning.But as the time move on you draw a circle and develop a new center.which you stay at the edge.Thereby how much ever you are special you become ordinary .Therefore we are all ordinary.Only the transmission can make the ordinary special.By the time you are bending(bow) and appearing a circle.Here the duality comes forth.What are you up to or what is it? you think

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you see where bodhi-dharma name came from?

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