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  Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WHAT THINKGS WHAT DOES
vertical line Posted on Nov.21.2013 @ 11:42PM EDT by jaigon
When thoughts come who puts them there?
When actions arise who decided?

When you are still and peaceful why did they leave you alone?

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Reply from sit_teh
Nov.22.2013
12:57AM EDT 
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vertical line Every now and then I go within, out of touch.
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Reply from sit_teh
Nov.22.2013
01:01AM EDT 
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vertical line Timely breaths help.
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Nov.22.2013
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Reply from football
Nov.22.2013
04:38PM EDT 
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vertical line -the end-
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Nov.22.2013
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vertical line ha ha ha
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Reply from jaigon
Nov.23.2013
01:59PM EDT 
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vertical line Sometimes I am confused whether I am thinking thoughts, or whether thoughts enter from elsewhere.  Because it is impossible to think a thought and recognize you are the thinker while you are thinking the thought.

Try to be aware of a your mind and at the same time try to recite something in your head.  It doesn't work.  At best it is an on-off switch (thought-thinker-thought-thinker...)
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Reply from football
Nov.23.2013
02:16PM EDT 
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vertical line yes, that's the proof of 'one' I
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