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vertical line Posted on Jul.31.2014 @ 08:41PM EDT by so_teh
Remember stop thinking??
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Jul.31.2014
08:46PM EDT 
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vertical line CHAO-CHOU ASKED FOR THE DIRECTION
When a monk was traveling on the road, he met an old woman, and asked:
-I would like to know which way that leads to Chao-chou, would you please give me the direction?
The old waman replied:
-Just go straight, don't make any left turn or right turn.
When the monk met Chao-chou, he said:
On the road comming here, I met an old woman, it seemed that she understood Ch'an very well.
Chao-chou said:
-Let me see the old woman and test her for you.
Chao-chou then went to see the old woman. When he met her, he asked:
-I would like to know which way that leads to Chao-chou, would you please give me the direction?
She replied:
-Just go straight, don't make any left turn or right turn.
When Chao-chou was back to his place, he said to the monk:
-The old woman did not know at all. It was that Chao-chou stood right in front of her, wasn't it.
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Reply from so_teh
Jul.31.2014
08:48PM EDT 
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vertical line LOL
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Reply from so_teh
Jul.31.2014
09:01PM EDT 
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vertical line I've looked into the past a decidedly mala-ed through. And that was just zen guide past. And how can I get into the archives since 1999? Was it any bit better back when. Or has the progressive, progression fooled me? My mistake. My mistake. It's been super solitary for awhile. So... tomorrow is Friday... I've stopped moaning a growning and chose growing. Not so steady, not so you either. Just got myself back into the debt, that karma debt... ™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™«»™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™«»™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™«»™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™«»™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™™ Hi, we meet again.
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Jul.31.2014
09:54PM EDT 
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vertical line Now being serious about thought.

About thoughts, I see the things come to mind, as thoughts, and happenings occur in alignment with those thoughts. the thoughts themselves come to mind spontaneously which show on the physical plane. But the desires that come to mind never show on the physical plane. So what is the difference between a random thought manifesting and desires remaining baried? Thought must be based in reality, whereas desire just a popular word of choice. I don't get the whole manifestation just a few boring thoughts popping up here and there. But what is it? I believe in thought more than desire because thought is a reality to me whereas from observations, desire is candy. People must like candy over substance. I'd like some candy but my feelings force on the substance. So, desire is one thing but a thought is more important.
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Reply from so_teh
Jul.31.2014
10:42PM EDT 
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vertical line Just think about your self.
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Aug.01.2014
01:45AM EDT 
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vertical line Every real value needs creativity. Every day you have the option to be creative.
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Reply from Avisitor
Aug.01.2014
09:51AM EDT 
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vertical line Remember the four noble truths.
Remember the three marks of existence
Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta
Impermanence, suffering and no self
When you understand no self then you will understand it is not no thinking.
It is cutting asunder the underlying thoughts of self.
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Reply from Phil Space
Aug.01.2014
11:07AM EDT 
vertical line As above; so below.
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Reply from Avisitor
Aug.03.2014
07:07PM EDT 
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vertical line There are those who post but don't contribute to the community and its efforts to awaken.
It is like the devil you know.
It may be familiar but it won't lead you to the freedom that is yours.
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Reply from Phil Space
Aug.03.2014
07:11PM EDT 
vertical line Yes, that's your problem.
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Reply from Phil Space
Aug.04.2014
12:12PM EDT 
vertical line If you have a problem with the word 'problem', substitute the word 'koan' or 'karma', either will do.
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