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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: SUFFERING AND ENLIGHTENMENT
vertical line Posted on Jan.23.2014 @ 12:55PM EDT by Riverstone
“When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into its dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment, or awakening to our true nature, to our fundamental goodness.”

Excerpt From: Chodron, Pema. “Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty and Change.”


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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.23.2014
11:28PM EDT 
vertical line We learn to accept failure and loss.
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Reply from sit_teh
Jan.24.2014
03:19AM EDT 
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vertical line I hate

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Reply from sit_teh
Jan.24.2014
03:34AM EDT 
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vertical line Life is suffering, empty, hate.
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.24.2014
10:53PM EDT 
vertical line So what change are  you talking about. Certainly it is not the weather since it will change whether you resist it or not. It is not change in  your face since it will change whether you resist it or not...LOL
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Reply from Avisitor
Jan.25.2014
02:00PM EDT 
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vertical line Let it go
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.25.2014
04:10PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Let it go"
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I think you don't know it too..LOL.. why not just admit you don't know...LOL
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Reply from Riverstone
Jan.25.2014
05:35PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "So what change are  you talking about. Certainly it is not the weather since it will change whether you resist it or not. It is not change in  your face since it will change whether you resist it or not...LOL

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I am not sure what you are confused about. It seems pretty clear to me. It was not my statement but Pema Chodron's.
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.25.2014
05:47PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "So what change are  you talking about. Certainly it is not the weather since it will change whether you resist it or not. It is not change in  your face since it will change whether you resist it or not...LOL

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I am not sure what you are confused about. It seems pretty clear to me. It was not my statement but Pema Chodron's.
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I know dude.. but since you are quoting it you must know it...LOL
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.25.2014
06:38PM EDT 
vertical line I know most confused people always think they are not confused and thinks other people are confused...LOL
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.25.2014
07:58PM EDT 
vertical line If you ask them what changes are they talking about.. they think you are confused... but they cannot tell what changes are there to resist....lol
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Reply from Riverstone
Jan.25.2014
09:23PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "If you ask them what changes are they talking about.. they think you are confused... but they cannot tell what changes are there to resist....lol

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If you say so...
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Reply from Avisitor
Jan.26.2014
09:06AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Let it go"
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I think you don't know it too..LOL.. why not just admit you don't know...LOL
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I admit I know nothing .... hahahaha
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.26.2014
06:31PM EDT 
vertical line Very good... LOL.. yet you go on talking on the other Zen Forum...LOL..
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.26.2014
06:32PM EDT 
vertical line As if you know so many things...LOL
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Reply from Riverstone
Jan.27.2014
02:17PM EDT 
vertical line Everybody on any Zen Forum seems to do this. It's so funny for a non-conceptual, non-dual practice.
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Jan.27.2014
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You look for answers.


I let go of the questions,
I have no more need for answers.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.27.2014
04:50PM EDT 
vertical line I just scratched my head which itched in a spot. Now I'm waiting for another itch, or just stroke my beard, all the ice has worn of it from the cold outside where I pushed snow for hours. I itched the ground beneath the snow, for another answer from the earth, she said nothing, not a thing, to think of... just feel.
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Reply from sit_teh
Jan.30.2014
03:18AM EDT 
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vertical line I don't have any hope...I'm through with it.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.30.2014
02:09PM EDT 
vertical line No sugar for me, even if it free . ...........  _
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