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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 
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vertical line We learn to accept failure and loss.
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.24.2014
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vertical line I hate

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Reply from so_teh
Jan.24.2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reply from Avisitor
Jan.27.2014
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vertical line Quote: "As if you know so many things...LOL

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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
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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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Jan.30.2014
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vertical line I don't have any hope...I'm through with it.
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Jan.30.2014
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vertical line No sugar for me, even if it free . ...........  _
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Reply from Phil Space
Apr.30.2014
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vertical line Hello Dad, I'm In Jail
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Jul.04.2014
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Reply from Riverstone
Jul.06.2014
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vertical line Quote: "I know most confused people always think they are not confused and thinks other people are confused...LOL

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.........see here how you talk about others and exalt yourself
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Reply from Phil Space
Jul.07.2014
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vertical line I see you.
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Jul.07.2014
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "I know most confused people always think they are not confused and thinks other people are confused...LOL

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.........see here how you talk about others and exalt yourself
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And Jesus said who here is without sin. Let him cast the first stone.
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Reply from Phil Space
Jul.07.2014
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vertical line A riverstone.
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Reply from HemantM
Dec.01.2014
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vertical line Each one is approached firstly through relative truth, and then through absolute truth.


http://www.spiritvine.net/
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Reply from Phil Space
Dec.01.2014
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vertical line Suffering AND Enlightenment aka The Brilliant Buddhist Dodge.

Famous First Words : Everything is suffering.
Famous Last Words : What a sweet thing is life.
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