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  Ching-yuan Wei-hsin, a Chinese Ch'an master, once said this:
Thirty years ago, when having not studied Ch'an,
this monk saw mountain was mountains and water was water.
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: I HAVE HOPE
vertical line Posted on May.22.2014 @ 04:13PM EDT by so_teh
In finding the right one.
Or at least finding the right love.
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May.22.2014
08:34PM EDT 
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Reply from Phil Space
May.23.2014
06:02AM EDT 
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May.23.2014
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vertical line Sultans Of Swing
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May.23.2014
07:17PM EDT 
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vertical line I'm not a swinger. Loner more like it.
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May.23.2014
07:26PM EDT 
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vertical line Love is a depression, with or without.
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May.23.2014
07:39PM EDT 
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vertical line Let go unto Him.
Let thy Will be done.
Let yourself be unknown to yourself.
Let everything be as it is.
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Reply from Phil Space
May.23.2014
08:04PM EDT 
vertical line In the rhythm of the jazz lingo, a world over-turning secret is hidden. Stay to the end and dance it.
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Reply from Phil Space
May.23.2014
08:38PM EDT 
vertical line I'm sort of yeah, what can I say? - alone, the iconic embodiment of humanity and in me all hummankind lives. When I pray, all humankind prays, the whole world prays. But if I don't pray, the world sleeps. So wakefulness is in itself, a blessing to the whole world. Catch you later.
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May.23.2014
08:51PM EDT 
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vertical line Just Breathe - Let go unto Him
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Reply from Phil Space
May.23.2014
08:59PM EDT 
vertical line The Art of Peace.
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Reply from Phil Space
May.24.2014
07:19AM EDT 
vertical line "He is never in anything, nor is anything in Him. He is neither inside nor outside of anything. None can see Him, whether with the eyes of the head or with the inner eye; nor can any conceive Him with senses, knowledge, mind, intelligence or imagination. Only He can see Himself; only He can conceive Himself. None can know Him; only He can know Himself. He sees Himself by Himself; He conceives Himself by Himself; He knows Himself by Himself. None other than He can see Him. None other than He can know Him. That which hides Him is His oneness. None but Himself can hide Him. The veil that hides Him is His own being.

He is not within you; nor are you in Him. He does not exclude you, nor are you excluded from Him. When you are addressed as you, do not think that you exist, with an essence and qualities and attributes; for you never existed, nor do exist, nor ever will exist. You have not entered into Him, nor He into you. Without being, your essence is with Him and in Him. Without having any identity, you are Him and He is you. If you know yourself as nothing, then you truly know Him. Otherwise, you truly know Him not.

You cannot know Him by making yourself nothing. Many a wise man claims that in order to know Him one must denude oneself of the signs of one's existence, efface one's identity, finally rid oneself of one's self. This is a mistake. How could a thing that does not exist try to get rid of its existence?"

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A gender neutral hahahahahahahahahahaha
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May.24.2014
03:30PM EDT 
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Reply from Phil Space
May.24.2014
04:33PM EDT 
vertical line The Number One Song In Heaven
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Reply from Phil Space
May.25.2014
09:18AM EDT 
vertical line If you think that to know Him depends on you ridding yourself of yourself, then you are guilty of attributing partners to Him, because you are claiming that there is another existence besides Him, the all-existent; that there is a you and a He.

You presume others to be other than Him. There is nothing other than He, but you do not know this. While you are looking at Him you do not recognize Him. When the secret opens to you, you will know that you are none other than He. Then you will also know that you are the one whom He wished, and that you are forever and will not disappear with time, for there is no passing of time. Your attributes are His. Without doubt, your appearance is His appearance.

Therefore, do not think anymore that you need to become nothing, that you need to annihilate yourself in Him. If you thought so, then you would be His veil, while a veil over Him is other than He. How could you be a veil that hides Him? What hides Him is His being the One Alone.

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May.25.2014
09:29AM EDT 
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The condition for self-knowledge is to know that if you had a being of your own, independent of other being, then you would neither have need to annihilate yourself in Him nor to know yourself. You would have been, as yourself, a God, self- existent; while it is He Most High that is free from the existence of any other God but Himself.

Know that this existence is neither you nor other than you. You do not exist; yet you are also not a nonexistence. Your existence is not someone else; nor does your nonexistence make you someone else. Without being and without not-being, your existence and your nonexistence is His being.

The void is a mirror; creation is the image in it. Man is as the eye of the image reflected in the mirror; the One who is reflected in the image is hidden in the pupil of that eye. Thus He sees Himself.

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Then when you see what is around you as not other-than-you, and all and everything as the existence of the One; when you do not see anything else with Him or in Him; but see Him in everything as yourself and at the same time as the nonexistence of yourself; then what you see is the Truth.

That is why the utterance became permissible for Mansur Al- Hallaj when the words, "I am the Truth!" came from his lips; and for Abu Yazid Al-Bistami when he cried, "Praise be to Me, the essence, absolved of all defect!" These are not people who have annihilated themselves in Him; nor have they come to be in Him. They are eternal. They never ceased to be, for they never were, since there is only His self, His essence.

So if someone says, "I am the Truth!," do not hear it from any other than from the Truth Himself; for it is not a man who says it, it is the word of Him. That man who utters these words is nothing but an image reflected in an empty mirror, one of the infinite attributes of Him. The reflection is the same as that which is being reflected, and the words of the image are the reflected words of the Real One.

~ Excerpts from "The One Alone," by Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi.
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Reply from so_teh
May.25.2014
01:44PM EDT 
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vertical line What are? You.
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May.25.2014
03:17PM EDT 
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vertical line Being-this-way, I am not self nor other.
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May.25.2014
03:42PM EDT 
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Quote: "You do not exist; yet you are also not a nonexistence."
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This definition fits with 'I Don't Know' I noticed.right?

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Reply from so_teh
May.25.2014
04:02PM EDT 
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vertical line Being-this-way, I am neither self nor other.
Looking-like-that, I see you in me and myself in you.

Interbeing.
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May.25.2014
04:34PM EDT 
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(I Don't know why I posted;
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May.25.2014
04:40PM EDT 
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vertical line The Chinese Ch'an master Yao-shan wrote the word "Buddha," and asked Tao-wu Yuan-chih (768-835),
one of his successors:
-What is that word?
Tao-wu answered:
-It is the word "Buddha".
Yao-shan said:
-You monk talkative.
Another monk then asked:
-I am not clear, please teach me.
Yao-shan kept silent for a little while then said:
-It is not hard for me to tell you some words today, but it would be better if you immediately
realize it yourself. If you keep thinking about it, then it will be my fault. This is not as good as
if everyone keeps his mouth shut in order to not get involved.
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May.25.2014
07:06PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "The Chinese Ch'an master Yao-shan wrote the word "Buddha," and asked Tao-wu Yuan-chih (768-835),
one of his successors:
-What is that word?
Tao-wu answered:
-It is the word "Buddha".
Yao-shan said:
-You monk talkative.
Another monk then asked:
-I am not clear, please teach me.
Yao-shan kept silent for a little while then said:
-It is not hard for me to tell you some words today, but it would be better if you immediately
realize it yourself. If you keep thinking about it, then it will be my fault. This is not as good as
if everyone keeps his mouth shut in order to not get involved.
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Haven't I always saying in Zen Forums:  Stop thinking and stop talking?...LOL...

They are pissed off at me that is why they banned me in the other forum...LOL... only here where did not ban me... I guess I make sense here...LOL

The Master here say you cannot even talk... Buddha...LOL.. and if you are thinking about the word Buddha.. it is his fault...LOL
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Reply from Phil Space
May.25.2014
08:08PM EDT 
vertical line I'm strictly rhythm.
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May.25.2014
08:13PM EDT 
vertical line On behalf of the internet, I accept the blame.
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May.25.2014
08:26PM EDT 
vertical line In short, right or wrong, the Master can't drop the banned.
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May.25.2014
08:36PM EDT 
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Reply from so_teh
May.25.2014
09:19PM EDT 
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vertical line It's beyond you. End of story.
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May.25.2014
09:20PM EDT 
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May.25.2014
09:22PM EDT 
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vertical line But please continue, I will be glad to help.
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Reply from so_teh
May.25.2014
09:26PM EDT 
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vertical line For the most part, you all have forgotten beginners mind. I hear this game of life is gay. And so are all of you. Really gay.
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Reply from so_teh
May.25.2014
09:39PM EDT 
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vertical line Too bad. Ungrateful as you are, you'll be suffering. Suffering, altogether suffering. And this nobody suffers... for the rest of his life. While the Greatest and Dearest matters are but nothing to what is. Sorry again. Maybe you should listen.
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May.25.2014
09:39PM EDT 
vertical line ┬┐TILT  (Quack-Quack)
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May.25.2014
09:45PM EDT 
vertical line Synchronised now - no need to behead the lords and crown the impoverished.
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Reply from so_teh
May.25.2014
09:46PM EDT 
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vertical line Later today, is only a little late. But I have not yet enjoyed being here. Might as well call it quits, on zenguide.com, also. Might as well, tell you now.. until you have some sense... to no one in particular... don't get it, just get on with it. I'll see you later.
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May.25.2014
09:48PM EDT 
vertical line Ok. The key is to stop being grateful. Good night. 
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May.26.2014
04:10PM EDT 
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vertical line Playful, grateful? What's the difference?
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May.26.2014
06:44PM EDT 
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vertical line I'm heartless.
-Z
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May.27.2014
01:46AM EDT 
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vertical line When your heart dissolves and no-thing-ness is.
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May.27.2014
07:02AM EDT 
vertical line Grateful / resentful - you're the difference.

There's nothing to get and it gets on with itself.
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Reply from so_teh
May.30.2014
09:04AM EDT 
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vertical line How can I believe in love? It is the source of happiness to everyone I see. What a beautiful delusion.
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Jun.01.2014
06:54AM EDT 
vertical line Love. The most natural painkiller there is.
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Jun.01.2014
12:50PM EDT 
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Jun.01.2014
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vertical line Yeah: Feedback 100% Positive.
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Jun.08.2014
11:28AM EDT 
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