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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: CAN THE DHARMA BE STORED IN THE MIND?
vertical line Posted on Sep.11.2013 @ 11:19PM EDT by leoj99
Can you store the Dharma in the mind?

Is the Dharma storeable in the mind like the Sutras, the Scriptures and the Bible? Can you store it as what the Buddha said and what Jeses said?

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Reply from so_teh
Sep.12.2013
02:12PM EDT 
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vertical line Just try not to manipulate the truth to make it work for yourself and your profit. We have plenty of people doing that already. Try to be creative with it. Original.
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.12.2013
10:50PM EDT 
vertical line What profit could I get?
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Reply from justin
Sep.13.2013
01:33AM EDT 
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vertical line where else does it come from ?
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.14.2013
08:15PM EDT 
vertical line So has anyone stored the Dharma in his mind.. Has the Buddha stored the Dharma in his mind? 
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.14.2013
08:19PM EDT 
vertical line Or can you store the Dharma in a computer and we can see it in the internet? The Sutras, the scriptures, the Bible and what Buddha said, what Jesus said are all in the internet...?
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Reply from Avisitor
Sep.14.2013
10:03PM EDT 
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vertical line Can you store the Dharma in the mind?


No, Dharma is not information that can be quantified or qualified.
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.15.2013
12:54AM EDT 
vertical line Ok. The Dharma is not something you can store in the mind. So why is that? Almost everything can be stored in the mind. So what is Dharma then.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.15.2013
12:16PM EDT 
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vertical line empty mind

to

fill the heart

so

still all thought

through

being kind

as love revolves and brings in light

with this can see that we are one no longer blind
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Reply from Avisitor
Sep.15.2013
04:30PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Ok. The Dharma is not something you can store in the mind. So why is that? Almost everything can be stored in the mind. So what is Dharma then.

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Dharma is a way of living life.
It isn't to be stored but lived.

You can see it in others and live it yourself.
But stored it as in storing away strawberry preserves??
I don't believe it can be done.
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.15.2013
05:50PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Ok. The Dharma is not something you can store in the mind. So why is that? Almost everything can be stored in the mind. So what is Dharma then.

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Dharma is a way of living life.
It isn't to be stored but lived.

You can see it in others and live it yourself.
But stored it as in storing away strawberry preserves??
I don't believe it can be done.
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So everyone one is living the Dharma? So how come only few knows the Dharma?
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Reply from Avisitor
Sep.15.2013
09:50PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "So everyone one is living the Dharma? So how come only few knows the Dharma?
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No, not everyone is living the Dharma.
It is a way of living .. which is a choice.
Some choose to live in ignorance
Other choose to live in understanding

Few understand because of clinging to this illusion.
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.15.2013
10:27PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "So everyone one is living the Dharma? So how come only few knows the Dharma?
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No, not everyone is living the Dharma.
It is a way of living .. which is a choice.
Some choose to live in ignorance
Other choose to live in understanding

Few understand because of clinging to this illusion.
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But why? In these times of the internet almost all people have the wisdom spread even in Zen Forums...?
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.15.2013
10:32PM EDT 
vertical line Like in following the right in the 8-fold path.. isn't it what is right is a choice as the New Agers says?
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Reply from Mugaku
Oct.16.2013
02:57AM EDT 
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vertical line Being of both cup and tea, what is really what?
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Reply from so_teh
Oct.16.2013
03:22AM EDT 
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vertical line hi-tech
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Reply from floating_a
Oct.16.2013
08:10PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "empty mind

to

fill the heart

so

still all thought

through

being kind

as love revolves and brings in light

with this can see that we are one no longer blind
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Thank you so much, Woodsman.

Gassho.
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Reply from floating_a
Oct.16.2013
08:14PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "empty mind

to

fill the heart

so

still all thought

through

being kind

as love revolves and brings in light

with this can see that we are one no longer blind
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Thank you so much Woodsman
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Reply from football
Oct.17.2013
08:55AM EDT 
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vertical line Why do you thank Woodsman?
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.17.2013
10:32AM EDT 
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vertical line Thank you too from the one

who can't be done

with fear, lies and conflict

undoing the grip of ego's way

empties the lies of yesterday's desire to have

it just right when gone away from the vanity of trying to control, or not
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Reply from so_teh
Oct.17.2013
05:33PM EDT 
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vertical line The Dharma is open.
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Reply from Riverstone
Oct.19.2013
07:41PM EDT 
vertical line All contain Buddha nature.
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Reply from so_teh
Oct.23.2013
04:42AM EDT 
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vertical line The Dharma cleans up your awakening.
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