One day a monk paid a visit to Tinh Khong (1091-1170), a Vietnamese Zen master, who was of the tenth generation of Vo Ngon Thong lineage, and asked:
-From old days it was talked about "direct pointing", what does that mean?
WHAT DOES THE WORD ZENGUIDE MEAN?
the d.o.m.: If someone came and asked: -What does the word "Zenguide" mean? The d.o.m. would say: -It means you guide yourself. -What do I do to guide myself? -Just ask yourself the question until the answer come to you. -Where do I guide myself to? -You can guide yourself to Heaven or to Hell or among other beings. -Anyone can help me in this business? -None. -Any advice available? -None. -So, what the heck are you doing around here? -Nothing. -Shit! -You are guiding yourself to some kind of toilet. -Any toilet around here? -None. -....! -You are guiding yourself to Hell. -Any Hell around here? -Hell is already in you. -What do I do now? -Help yourself.
Doreen: It is true that the only one who can truely help us is ourselves... but it is also true that it is compassionate to awaken one in a nightmare. Blessings
Master Zen: zenguide means fun and learning!
zen-zen: Endless babbling and toying with words too! Our subjects of interest are similar enough, and we seem to be quite well-mannered, so I'm enjoying this 'zenguide' very much.
So, what does 'zenguide' mean? -It's a DNS-name. Why would you ask a question with such an obvious answer?
Number9: When the mind is blank, and the lids are dark, I never know what will happen next. That's what makes it so interesting. Plus it is at least a temporary retreat from this life, which although comfortable enough is rather boring.
Everyone seems to have a different answer as to what they expect to find inside, Peace, Love, their own Galaxy. All true. But the Truth is that it is all inside you, whatever you may choose.
NonMind: It is your everday life. What else?
shayne: to you. haha. but the truth is not mine either.
zen-zen: We all have our personal falseful truths of which some are common.
justin: Gotta disagree with none to help, (not that I know anything) but something happened to me (which nothing at all) that I don’t think would have without fools to show me something different (which not different at all) the general theme of dom seems valid, and ultimately I am the only one to show me. Sure no one above mind, no teacher but through mind, no help but help yourself. But what about the finger pointing to the moon. What about the teachers of the Earth, rocks, plants, wind, rain, oh foolish me they are not in Zenguide. I think the process of communication here conducive to thinking about this, being immersed in this, but the above good advice. :)
Zorbas: Shit is shit, heaven heaven. they each have a SMELL.
Woodsman: There must not be cookies in heaven.
lehish: didn't flush toilet?
Woodsman: uh ah
Woodsman: Nothing but grass. Endless, or at least everlasting.
justin: How can heaven smell? must be a differant heaven then the one i imagine (have been told about, because i have not been there), the one in which there is no body, no body, no nose, no nose, no smell. Unless heaven here, then it might have a smell and then there is another problem if heaven here, why give here another name. By naming then you create another name for 'this' another opinion.
And further everyone knows (aware of it or not) that there is no smell, there is no smell for anything, no sound, no seeing, these are just opinions and dualisms of what allready is. Sense perceptions!
zen-zen: "We all have our personal falseful truths of which some are common." Observation, perception, awareness. Whoa! It's the world here, right now!
Zorbas: Peee UUUU.. I'm smelling something now!!
zen-zen: Cookies burning in the oven? :)
justin: I don't smell anything must be at your end. : )
the d.o.m. & Visitors 11/29/2004
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