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  Posted on Sep.11.2009 @ 10:04PM EDT by chontri
Once the brahmin Janussoni approached the Buddha... and spoke to him thus:

"It is said, Master Gotama, 'Nibbana is directly visible.' In what way, Master
Gotama, is Nibbana... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Dec.12.2016 @ 06:15PM EDT by ---T e
Not only, you know, counting-breathing practice. Just to-- to have good breathing is difficult enough. And we say-- Dogen Zenji says-- excuse me [drinks water]: “After all, what is your inhaling and exhaling? After all, what is it? Therefore, there is no self.” “After all, what is it? What is the exhaling and what is the inhaling? After all, what is it?” Therefore it is-- maybe if you write this sentence, you know: “After all, what is-- after all [laughs, laughter], what is it?”-- you know, and question mark, and many dots. “And so there is no self.” “After all,” you know, “who you are?.............”-- you know, question mark, and many dots. “So there is no self.” 

Do you understand?

Shunryu Suzuki
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Dec.12.2016
07:13PM EDT 
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vertical line It's a calm, calm way of speech. As it reads on paper it's sh!t. But I imagine in his presence, around him as he is speaking, it must have been a deep point with a lot of space.
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Reply from ---T e
Dec.13.2016
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vertical line What is it that deep point?
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Dec.13.2016
01:17PM EDT 
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vertical line OK, my English
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