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  Posted on Sep.11.2009 @ 10:04PM EDT by chontri
Once the brahmin Janussoni approached the Buddha... and spoke to him thus:

"It is said, Master Gotama, 'Nibbana is directly visible.' In what way, Master
Gotama, is Nibbana... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THE SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH...
vertical line Posted on Jan.04.2014 @ 06:15PM EDT by Riverstone
Do not seek for the truth, just drop your opinions.

This is a sacrifice of a frame of reference only. It can be frightening only because this is usually the deep set frame of reference from which we chose to see the world, yet the moment we choose not to see from the frame of reference, everything is revealed as it is. Speculation is harmless, opinion is harmless, until the moment that you give in to them as true. When mind and body merge we experience truth, when the mind is on the future or past or in idle fantasy, it is malformed, let the mind take the shape of the body as it is now.
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.04.2014
07:00PM EDT 
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vertical line Essentially, Zen is your path, and nothing but your own unique path. It is simply the Way following the Way.
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Reply from Riverstone
Jan.04.2014
11:40PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Essentially, Zen is your path, and nothing but your own unique path. It is simply the Way following the Way."
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The paths are many but the outcome is the same, I share my path not to impose it but point out those practices which have been effective for my conditioning. The Buddha taught individuals according to their unique obstacles. It is my understanding that Zen spans beliefs and religions and that Zen is not unique to Buddhism.
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.05.2014
01:47AM EDT 
vertical line You see when everyone is thinking that how the paths multiply. But if only if everyone can stop thinking the path is only one...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.05.2014
02:52AM EDT 
vertical line People are thinking of  the path so it is as many as their thoughts...LOL..
So how can they find the path...lol
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Reply from cinchona
Jan.05.2014
06:27AM EDT 
vertical line What are you talking about?
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.06.2014
12:14AM EDT 
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vertical line First- it takes a serious look at the situation.

Second- acceptance of facts.

Third- meditation.

Forth- practice that has no end.

The search for the truth then, is everyday activity.
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Jan.06.2014
12:21AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "What are you talking about?"
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I thought you are a thinker.. you cannot figure it out?...LOL
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Reply from cinchona
Jan.06.2014
07:51AM EDT 
vertical line Write the answer in the sand by the waves.
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Reply from Riverstone
Jan.06.2014
09:42AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Write the answer in the sand by the waves."
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I like this this is how every assertion should be treated. It is acknowledged by writing it and relinquished as the tide comes in.

I love how really the same things are being said but it all appears as if it is different.
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.11.2014
03:07AM EDT 
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vertical line Passing through thresholds of conditioning and waking up. It's not a path it's our life. Zen offers a brilliant way to do this.
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Jan.11.2014
03:35AM EDT 
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vertical line The majority of people just want to work and enjoy the simple life. I don't know what I want.
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Jan.18.2014
05:13PM EDT 
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Quote: "Passing through thresholds of conditioning and waking up. It's not a path it's our life. Zen offers a brilliant way to do this."
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yes, agree

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Reply from leoj99
Jan.18.2014
06:31PM EDT 
vertical line If you drop your opinions so how  come your posts are very long... LOL

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Reply from leoj99
Jan.18.2014
09:40PM EDT 
vertical line Here is one:

""As a scientist, I firmly believe that atoms and molecules are real (even if mostly empty space) and exist independently of our minds. On the other hand, I have witnessed firsthand how distressed I become when I experience anger or jealousy or insult, all emotional states manufactured by my own mind. The mind is certainly its own cosmos. As Milton wrote in Paradise Lost, “[The mind] can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.” In our constant search for meaning in this baffling and temporary existence, trapped as we are within our three pounds of neurons, it is sometimes hard to tell what is real. We often invent what isn’t there. Or ignore what is. We try to impose order, both in our minds and in our conceptions of external reality. We try to connect. We try to find truth. We dream and we hope. And underneath all of these strivings, we are haunted by the suspicion that what we see and understand of the world is only a tiny piece of the whole.""

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Reply from urgent
Jan.19.2014
01:27PM EDT 
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vertical line Love you
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Jan.19.2014
03:33PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "If you drop your opinions so how  come your posts are very long... LOL



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Any shorter an you would not understand.
Short answer "MU" .... hahahahaha
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Reply from Phil Space
Apr.27.2014
06:43PM EDT 
vertical line Déjà mu.
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Apr.28.2014
02:26PM EDT 
vertical line [TSFTT] ... in a universe of malice and danger.
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