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  Posted on Aug.08.2009 @ 10:58PM EDT by chontri
What, monks, is the world? The eye and shapes, the ear and sounds,
the nose and smells, the tongue and tastes, the body and tactile objects,
the mind and mental objects - these... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Aug.26.2013 @ 01:57AM EDT by justin
learning what it is to be a human being. To tell the truth even when it hurts and is hard and is most definitely  not the easy path. In the long run i have a inkling, a faith, it is correct and a good place to begin today.

I was born Justin but i am learning to fill these shoes,

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Reply from so_teh
Aug.26.2013
03:32AM EDT 
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vertical line I am awake. That's all you need to know about me. If you are, that's good. If you aren't, that's good too. I was born Jordan and I still have a lot to learn.
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Reply from Avisitor
Aug.26.2013
09:24AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "I am awake. That's all you need to know about me. If you are, that's good. If you aren't, that's good too. I was born Jordan and I still have a lot to learn. "
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When did you awake??
This morning??
This afternoon??
I need to know more about you ... hahahaha

People who aren't awake or compassionate or ... tend to build walls about them.
Ask them if they have a teacher and practice and a sangha ...
they tend to believe it is an attack.
It is just wanting to get to the truth.
Nothing personal about it.

Yes, we are learning. That is my point of asking questions.
If you have answers then please tell me.
In practice, what are the stages or changes that one goes through??
Are there traps along the way that stop ones progress??
If there are traps then how do we avoid them or escape them to progress further along??
If one becomes awakened then what??
What more is there after one becomes awakened??

Just say I am a novice and know nothing.
Please help me begin.
I think this would help many who come here just looking for Zen or something.
Thanks.
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Reply from so_teh
Aug.26.2013
03:55PM EDT 
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vertical line Why sit?

To ease the pain and suffering.
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Reply from so_teh
Aug.26.2013
03:56PM EDT 
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vertical line To enjoy the joy and happiness.
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Reply from Avisitor
Aug.26.2013
06:28PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Why sit?

To ease the pain and suffering.
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Often when I sit, my legs get awfully stiff and painful.
Then, I suffer for the rest of the time I sit ... hahaha

Since those times, I have gone from a full lotus to half lotus leg position.
The pain is less and I enjoy my just sitting time more.
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Reply from so_teh
Aug.27.2013
02:16AM EDT 
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vertical line Meditation has kind of been my focal point but it isn't my reality.
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Reply from cinchona
Aug.27.2013
06:51AM EDT 
vertical line Oh the mystery that surrounds birth and death.... All i know is that my brain is working.

As for the sitting thing all the physiology books i've read say it's the worst position for your spine the spine is made to move tai chi, yoga, light stretching, or walking are very good for your body and meditation. well it works for me anyway but we all different.
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Reply from Avisitor
Aug.27.2013
09:32AM EDT 
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vertical line The Buddha gave over a thousand methods to awaken.
Moving meditation is just as valid as just sitting.
However, the time it takes ... well, it is different for everyone.
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Reply from so_teh
Aug.27.2013
06:22PM EDT 
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vertical line I expected there would have been more opportunities in the last decade, but I was wrong.
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Reply from so_teh
Aug.27.2013
07:01PM EDT 
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vertical line If the cortices of the brain should mutate &
If the mind training goes accordingly,
I should have nothing to worry about.
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Reply from *CSEe*
Aug.27.2013
09:41PM EDT 
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Perhaps Buddhism is learning without creating a desire to learn ...perhaps Buddhism is learning without a purpose to learn ...perhaps Buddhism is learning without any goal or expectation ......perhaps Buddhism is learning as a reflection of the condition we in ......perhaps Buddhism is learning out of realization of Buddhism , realization of ownselves , realization of Buddha- the nothingness .........perhaps Buddhism is learning as a journey of living , learning is life .........life is road into self liberation ...................

Thks

CSEe

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Reply from dragoss
Sep.01.2013
10:09AM EDT 
vertical line the sad thing is that not everyone can have it
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Reply from *CSEe*
Sep.01.2013
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Quote: "the sad thing is that not everyone can have it "
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In my current understanding of Buddhism everyone , everything is in equal possition / condition for self realization .........equal condition awaken into Buddhism but each existence are in own journey that cannot be compare to others ..........each existence will awaken into Buddhism and travel into nothingness not by choice or practice but by self realization / acceptance ...................is never a " sad" thing not to awaken into Buddhism and is not " joy" to be awaken .........each existence in own journey by own choice / own will ......that cannot be compare .

Thks

CSEe

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Reply from dragoss
Sep.01.2013
05:22PM EDT 
vertical line some people dont have time to waist on thought
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Reply from dragoss
Sep.01.2013
05:24PM EDT 
vertical line some people dont have time to waist on thought
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.02.2013
10:09AM EDT 
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vertical line Timeless awareness takes in all, home always.
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