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  Phap Hien was a Vietnamese Zen master. He lived in the late 5th century and early the 6th century.
When he was a young monk at the Phap Van Temple he met Vinitaruci (?-594) who was one of the
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ANYTHING WRONG WITH
The d.o.m.:
Last night the d.o.m. ate something food. After that for a while, his stomach got upset and he needed to go to bathroom. Now he is recalling the event that happened like this:

He got out of the chair and went straight to the bathroom that is a little far away from his room. When he got at the bathroom, he sat straight on the toilet seat and he did the job straight into the toilet bowl! After done with it, he stood up straight and walked straight back to his room again.

Now, he would like to ask a question:

Anything wrong with the word "straight" as used in the paragraph above?

Any illusion or reality, any delusion or absolute truth, any seperation or non-seperation, any logic-mathemathics or illogic-mathematics...at all on the way to the bathroom?

Any one has any ideas to tell?

WOODSMAN:
Walking in the woods in a place that was unfamiliar to me, I chose to walk up a hill, which lead up to another hill, to the top of a very high hill over the top of everything. I thought maybe someone esle had been there a long time ago, so we stopped awhile. Then going down hill something inside in me was coming down too. So I had to stop and let it out.

The d.o.m.:
Mr. Woodsman, have you let it out yet?
The d.o.m. already did. It was a big relief!

STEPHEN:
No Problems.
"straight" :

1. Extending continuously in the same direction without curving: a straight line. 2. Having no waves or bends: straight hair.. 3. Perfectly horizontal or vertical; level or even: 1. Showing or marked by honesty or fair-mindedness: straight business dealings. 2. Neatly arranged; orderly: The room is straight again. 3. Uninterrupted; consecutive: sick for five straight days; their fourth straight victory. 4. Characterized by undeviating support, as of a principle or a political party: always votes a straight party line; a straight Democrat. 5. Not deviating from what is considered socially normal, usual, or acceptable; conventional. 6. Heterosexual. 7. Slang. Not being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 8. Not deviating from the normal or strict form: straight Freudian analysis. 9. Concerned with serious or important matters: a straight drama without comedy or music. 10. Not mixed with anything else; undiluted: straight bourbon. 11. Sold without discount regardless of the amount purchased. MU

From d.o.m.:
>Anything wrong with the word "straight" as used in the paragraph above?<

LEHISH:
does seem can right or wrong words?, d.o.m.

From d.o.m.:
>He got out of the chair and went straight to the bathroom that is a little far away from his room. When he got at the bathroom, he sat straight on the toilet seat and he did the job straight into the toilet bowl! After done with it, he stood up straight and walked straight back to his room again.<

LEHISH:
did seem as though "straight"?

FATNHAPPY:
sooooo what your saying is to just peal the potato right dont ask what color the potato is or if the potato can feel you peeling it or if its even a pototo just peal it . i pealed the potato in lines today and through them straight in the trash.............wow this having a hole bunch of different thoughts in one place thing is cool.

LYNN:
Only one, how does the stomach feel now?

The d.o.m.:
Thank for the asking, Ms./Mr. Lynn, it has been ok since.

-MUGA-:
Dear D.O.M.,
Just to point out that 'straight' means to let-go. That is, not getting stuck to anything.

If it's still in the head, it's not gone yet, and it ain't straight.

May your health improve.

The d.o.m.:
Yes! The d.o.m. already let it go out straight into the toilet bowl at that moment and he has been ok so far. If the d.o.m. just 'did seem' let go, then it would be still in there and he is not ok now.

Thank for concerning the health.

From lehish:
'does seem can right or wrong words?, d.o.m.'

'did seem as though "straight"?'

The d.o.m.:
If you read those words, imagined and asked 'does seem' or 'did seem as though', then it might be 'does seem' or 'did seem as though' to you.

But when the stomach ached, ran satright to the toilet and did the job, it had nothing to do with 'does seem' or 'did seem as though' at all. If it had something to do with 'does seem' or 'did seem as though' at those moments, it would make the pants dirty and stink! The d.o.m. wouldn't like to try that smell. Would you?

SHAYNE:
well at least you weren't crooked.....cause then you really might have been feeling bad.
haha

no i really dont have any ideas to tell. what else was there to do?

From d.o.m.:
>If you read those words and imagined and asked 'does seem' or 'did seem as though', then it might be 'does seem' or 'did seem as though' to you.<

LEHISH:
no

From d.o.m.:
But when the stomach ached, ran satright to the toilet and did the job, it had nothing to do with 'does seem' or 'did seem as though' at all. If it had something to do with 'does seem' or 'did seem as though' at those moments, it would make the pants dirty and stink! The d.o.m. wouldn't like to try that smell. Would you?

LEHISH:
stomach ache toileting happening d.o.m?

From d.o.m.:
>Yes! The d.o.m. already let it go out straight into the toilet bowl at that moment and he has been ok so far. If the d.o.m. just 'did seem' let go, then it would be still in there and he is not ok now.<

LEHISH:
but still d.o.m thinks distorting.

From stephen:
No Problems.
"straight" :
1. Extending continuously in the same direction without curving: a straight line. ........ 11. Sold without discount regardless of the amount purchased. MU

The d.o.m.:
Mr. Stephen, your lexicon table is helpful. The d.o.m. thinks he may use them a while. May he?

From lehish:
"no"

"stomach ache toileting happening d.o.m?"

"but still d.o.m thinks distorting."

The d.o.m.:
Yes.

The answer has been there before your question.

No. The d.o.m. did not distort anything but he has tried to straighten up what was distorted by your imagination.

From shayne:
"well at least you weren't crooked.....cause then you really might have been feeling bad."

"haha"

"no i really dont have any ideas to tell. what else was there to do?"

The d.o.m.:
That's right!

Huh! Huh!

Just that. No else!
If you tried to do some else, then it would be like you're drawing a horse and adding a horn to his head or a turtle and adding some hairs to it's hard shell!

ZORBA:
Dear DOM.
I sure hope you wiped up, and washed your hands. Otherwise I may not come over for tea, anytime soon!

The d.o.m.:
Mr. Keith,
You sounded like you are so scared of getting the d.o.m.'s diarrhea spreading out to you. Do not worry about that much. The d.o.m. usually keeps his little house and himself pretty clean [but not up to 100% guaranty!].

So, you'd better not coming over his house or if you still want to come over, you got to bring your own tea and wear some special cloth such as you will be working in a contagious area at a hospital.

From d.o.m.:
>No. The d.o.m. did not distort anything but he straightened up what was distorted by your imagination.<

LEHISH:
lollooo

The d.o.m.:
You might laugh out loud or cry out loud or whatever out loud as you'd like, because the event the d.o.m. has talked about is only a "seem" to you. Meanwhile it atually happened as a fact to the d.o.m. in his body. This is the difference. However, do not pick up the word "difference" and start a debate on difference and non-differnce here as another topic.

At the moments that the event occurred, to the d.o.m., there were no mathematical concepts - such as the concepts of the straight line(s) in the geometries of Euclide and Lobachevsky or no straight line in the geometry of Riemann, nor any religious concepts could help at all. Helping him at those moments were the eyes that could see the way leading to the bathroom and the legs that moved as fast as they could. He especiallly would say, "Thanks!" to the toilet, the ones who built the toilet with their hands, and the Imodium pills!

With these words here the d.o.m would like to stop recalling and talking about the event that now was in the past and only some impression taht exist in the memory.

From d.o.m.:
Mr. Stephen, your lexicon table is helpful. The d.o.m. thinks he may use them a while. May he?

STEPHEN:
Of course. I used this table to demonstrate how we are bound to words and how words do not sometimes do us justice. All that is alive eats therefore all that is alive shits. We all understood “letting go straight” because we all have shit however the word “straight” has so many meanings that the language could invent another meaning. We all know what” letting go” means because we have seen our Buddha Nature, yet we invent word games not to follow through. MU

ZORBA:
No, nothing wrong with DOM's straight. Nor Shayne's crooked. just do what needs be, to be good to the body, or others. When Zorba dances he just moves with his body, no thought about such things!

From the d.o.m.:
>You might laugh out loud or cry out loud or whatever out loud as you'd like, because the event the d.o.m. has talked about is only a "seem" to you. Meanwhile it atually happened as a fact to the d.o.m. in his body<

LEHISH:
hahaha...."the event" wasn't happening when d.o.m posted.

The d.o.m.:
The d.o.m. feels sleepy, he's going to go to bed and take a nap.

From d.o.m.:
Just that. No else! If you tried to do some else, then it would be like you're drawing a horse and adding a horn to his head or a turtle and adding some hairs to it's hard shell!

SHAYNE:
or like legs on a snake...irrelevant attachments.

thanks d.o.m.

its good to unlearn what i've learned. it's been a while.

CT & Visitors 06/21/04


 



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