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  Posted on Aug.08.2009 @ 10:26PM EDT by chontri

If you want to know the past,
to know what has caused you,
look at yourself in the present,
for that is the past's effect.

If you want to know your future,
... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Mar.19.2014 @ 07:06PM EDT by urgent

The purpose of Zen is to enable people to immediately transcend the ordinary and the holy, just getting people to awaken on their own, forever cutting off the root of doubt.

Many people in modern times disregard this. They may join Zen groups, but they are lazy about Zen study. Even if they achieve concentration, they do not choose real teachers. Through the error of false teachers, they likewise lose their way.

Without having understood senses and objects, as soon as they possess themselves of some false interpretation they become obsessed by it and lose the correct basis completely.

They are only interested in becoming leaders and being known as teachers. While they value an empty reputation in the world, they bring ill on themselves.

Not only do they make their successors blind and deaf, they also cause the influence of Zen to degenerate.

- Fayan


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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.19.2014
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vertical line Be free of need from guilt or praise.
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Reply from Nezumi
Apr.03.2014
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vertical line Well, such is the downside of lacking a convenient foundation of a holy book.
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Reply from justin
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vertical line Quote: "Be free of need from guilt or praise. "
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Thank you woodsy i had forgotten to a extent, you are correct.
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Reply from urgent
Apr.19.2014
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There lived a sage here named Yunus Emre, I want to share some of his words;

Knowledge is to know knowledge (or better wisdom is to know wisdom)
Knowledge is knowing yourself,
You don't know yourself
What kind of reading is this

So as he said if you know yourself you also know others.
finally this is my last translation in my language.

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Reply from Woodsman
Apr.19.2014
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vertical line Each one of us is connected to each other in everything and at all times.
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Reply from Phil Space
Apr.19.2014
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vertical line This Is The ONE
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Reply from leoj99
Apr.20.2014
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vertical line Yeah if you follow false teachers you are a goner..
teachers who impose their will on people...LOL... let alone hates stop thinking...lol..

If you are a new student there is no way you can tell which is false teachers or not...maybe false teachers talk too much...lol.. real Zen Masters don't talk.. just a little bit...LOL
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vertical line Yeah yeah, egad, ye gods, gadzooks, remember you're a womble, forsooth.
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