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  One day, when the brilliant Chinese Cha'n master Chao-chou was sweeping
the court of the monastery, a man asked him:
-Ch'an monastery supposed to be clean and pure. Why is there dust to sweep?
Chao-chou replied:
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: IF YOU INSIST ON THINKING
vertical line Posted on Nov.23.2013 @ 04:34AM EDT by leoj99
Ok ... Many are insisting on thinking.. don't stop thinking...So what are the benefits of thinking then.. especially in zazen... What have you figured out by thinking on essential existence... Have you figured out your Buddha Nature by thinking... What have  your thoughts produce on  spirituality...
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.23.2013
01:38PM EDT 
vertical line Some says don't stop thinking... why not?...LOL

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Reply from leoj99
Nov.23.2013
01:42PM EDT 
vertical line The koan Mu exactly will stop your thinking mind because how can you think of MU...LOL... try to think of Mu all  your life and it won't work...LOL
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Reply from Woodsman
Nov.23.2013
01:46PM EDT 
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vertical line There is no better one than, I, forget... 
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Reply from jaigon
Nov.23.2013
01:57PM EDT 
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vertical line Thinking is for abstraction and non-thinking is for reality. It depends on what you want
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.23.2013
02:02PM EDT 
vertical line Well essential existence or Buddha Nature is reality.. it is never an abstraction...LOL
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Reply from so_teh
Nov.23.2013
03:39PM EDT 
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vertical line Pointing directly to the characteristic of the mind, seeing into you true-Self and attains enlightenment.
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