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  Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection. "Come on, girl" said Tanzan at... continue...

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WHAT IS IT? (RUNNING AROUND)
the d.o.m.:
It's a pole that is standing there upon the ground.

If someone comes close to it but does not stop running around it, then myriad shadows of the pole moving around with him.

If he comes close to it and stops running around it, then it's just a pole itself standing there without any moving shadows at all.

Woodsman:
another question

the d.o.m.:
It's already answered, Mr Woodsman.

You don't like questions, do you?

Woodsman:
I must have read that wrong?

the d.o.m.:
Mr Woodsman,
If it was not wrong, then it would be right.
If it was not right, then it would be wrong.

Just answer your question yourself.

Woodsman:
Well, you asked.

Woodsman:
Argumentum Ad Ignoratiam

zeninexile:
It's the sound water makes as it spills over from a cup.

Woodsman:
Something wishing, wanting to be heard.

Woodsman:
rantiam

ONE:
It's a sunclock
and if the sun stop running...
.......or maybe the earth must stop

fatnhappy:
from the dom:.....what is it.......
just a thought old man :)

zen-zen:
I know! I know! It's a riddle!

the d.o.m.:
From Woodsman: Something wishing, wanting to be heard.

Mr Woodsman,
What is that your wishing thing wanting to be heard? Would you tell?

the d.o.m.:
From fatnhappy:...just a thought old man :)

Mr FNH,
Uh! Uh! This time, it's not a thought but food.
What did you cook today?

the d.o.m.:
From zen-zen: I know! I know! It's a riddle!

Mr Z-Z,
Is that so?

the d.o.m.: From TUI HEX: and if the sun stop running... .......or maybe the earth must stop

Mr Tui Hex,
If you run, the sun runs.
If you stop, it stops.

the d.o.m.:
From zeninexile: It's the sound water makes as it spills over from a cup.

Mr zeninexile,
It already spills over from your cup and falls upon here.

dragoss:
if the earth was all land and you started at the north pole and walked round and round to the south pole, it would seem flat and long and you would be old with the thought

From zen-zen: "I know! I know! It's a riddle!"
From DOM : "Mr Z-Z, Is that so?"

Yes, yes! Have a look at the orange! The first approach! ;)

zen-zen:
http://www.zenguide.com/forum/view.cfm?topicid=1213

zen-zen:
"What is the matter with this DOM? Don't they have oranges where he comes from?" heh. :)

Lynn:
"what is it?" ...I thought it's a pole?

ONE:
Mr.DOM, the SUN is always rising.

poor monk:
It is just this.

the d.o.m.:
From zen-zen: Yes, yes! Have a look at the orange! The first approach! ;)

Mr Z-Z,
If you think so, it's so to you, and you do not need to look at the orange anymore. And no approach is needed.

the d.o.m.:
From zen-zen: "What is the matter with this DOM? Don't they have oranges where he comes from?" heh. :)

Mr Z-Z,
It seems that the orange is the matter with you. Right?

the d.o.m.:
From dragoss: if the earth was all land and you started at the north pole and walked round and round to the south pole, it would seem flat and long and you would be old with the thought.

Mr Dragoss,
The pole is too old to thought.

the d.o.m.:
From poor monk: It is just this.

Mr Poor Monk,
Yes, it's just poor monk.

the d.o.m.:
From ONE: Mr.DOM, the SUN is always rising.

Mr ONE,
You - not the Sun - are always rising.

the d.o.m.:
From Lynn: "what is it?" ...I thought it's a pole?

Ms Lynn,
If so, it's a thought, not a pole.

justin:
Mind!

justin:
I read this and walked to the toilet and mind came into my head, don't know why or anything else just popped in there, i will go away and think more.

Woodsman:
I had something else.

zen-zen:
DOM: "Mr Z-Z, It seems that the orange is the matter with you. Right?"

Right. If I didn't take an approach, I could not approach it. Then, I would have nothing to write. This kind of riddles can't be answered anyway, so I chose to write about the falseful approaches. It's a riddle! It's a riddle! Obvious, isn't it? Still, this also is a falseful approach.
Nothing can kill the fun of this discussion. :)

ONE:
-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-

stephen:
The truth of death. MU

zen-zen:
Life <-> Death? Has anything started or ended at all?

poor monk:
Life->Life->Life->Life

where will it all begin?

Lynn:
Oreos

Woodsman:
perception

the d.o.m.:
If saying that it is something, then it is not it.
Woodsman:
Perception is not a thing, mr. smarty.

lehish:
>Perception is not a thing<

not thought/perception

the d.o.m.:
From Woodsman: Perception is not a thing, mr. smarty.

Mr Woodsman,
If perception is a thing, then it is not it.
If perception is not a thing, then it still is not it.

the d.o.m.:
From zen-zen: Nothing can kill the fun of this discussion. :)

Mr Z-Z,
So, feel free to be here day-n-night to have fun with it.

Woodsman:
Goodness sakes. Perception has no judgements, favorites, or conditions.

Number9:
Its alive! It's a l i v e !!!!!

6-10 Chars:
from Woodsman: "Perception has no judgements, favorites, or conditions."

from Number9: "It's alive!"

I'm going with 9 on this. Perception equals Existence, and it's constantly evaluating itself. The world is perception, and it's alive. Living, breathing, thinking. No joke.

Woodsman:
Tsunami

Woodsman:
Unable to see, to speak, eat or cry, a faceless mask. A grasshopper, facedown in a red mudflat.

6-10 Chars:
Woodsman, I like you.
You are describing my last bender.
My last satori is something else.

Woodsman:
I was describing my last dream, about a week ago. Then I watched as it came to life, in a number of ways. Gave me few very good reasons to have respect for everything.

shayne:
whats perception and all that junk you say?
you go with words?

Woodsman:
I have no memory. So, what if?!

Woodsman:
Oh, I meant what is.
!(:?
br>

Lionel:
...what is it is it... yet & ...still the object-clinging-mind playing game... not matter how subtle it is...

Woodsman:
so, stop

Zorbas:
Then no more shadow or pole.

justin:
Having thought about this more i feel the first reaction i had is still valid, the pole is mind (universal mind) and the shadows are delusions, but this is opinion and therefore delusion anyway.If he stops looking it is there and still and he may see things as they are. (who r u-another message from my Daughter) She asked me 'is this some kind of Budhist discussion group', i said 'yes' she then asked 'who are you talking to?'i said 'i don't know' she said then i know 'they must probably be budhists' Kids have it worked out.

the d.o.m. & visitors


 



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