The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story:
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HOW TO PLANT HOLLY HOCK GROWING FAST?
HOW TO PLANT HOLLY HOCK GROWING FAST? Posted by the d.o.m. on Apr.07.2005 @ 12:40 PM EDT
It started springtime again. Many people start to get a lot of different kinds of bulbs, plants and trees to plant and making their gardens look better after a long season of cold, dark and snow, and disasters. Yesterday afternoon, a neighbor fair lady brought a bag of Hooly Hock crowns to the d.o.m. and asked some question about how to plant her Holly Hocks grow fast. She handed the bag of Holly Hocks that she got from WalMart a couple of days ago. The d.o.m. received the bag, took a look at it and started reading the instruction printed on the bag. *Planting time: Wait until no more frost. *Soil preparation: Mix loosen soil with Peat Moss; well water draining but keeps moisture; avoid where strong wind may come. *Planting: Spacing 20-24 inches; make 4-6 inches deep holes for the crowns. *Watering: thoroughly after planting and keep moist until well rooted. Fertilization: with a balanced fertilizer when new growth begins to green. -Any special instruction for growing fast? -Maybe. -How? -Every morning before you go to work, pull them up about a half inch,and you will see them all get a half inch higher than yesterday. -Forget it, old man! the lady shouted, took her bag of Holly Hocks back and walked back to her garden. -Ha! Ha! Ha! the d.o.m. laughed heartily.
REPLIES: [ Go to latest reply ] From lehish Apr.07.2005 01:43 PM EDT hehehe
From the d.o.m. Apr.07.2005 03:14 PM EDT From lehish hehehe
Someone's laughing there. Is that you, neighbor fair lady coming back with your bag of Holly Hocks? From lehish Apr.07.2005 06:08 PM EDT hehehe
From lehish Apr.07.2005 06:11 PM EDT can dom eating almonds? From lehish Apr.07.2005 06:12 PM EDT can dom eating almonds?
From the d.o.m. Apr.07.2005 06:58 PM EDT From lehish can dom eating almonds?
Almonds! Almonds! It seems this time is almonds and not holly hocks. Do you have the bag holing almonds with you, Ms. Lehish?
From lehish Apr.07.2005 07:17 PM EDT almonds and raisins dom :D
» Delete this message » Post Reply » Email this user » View this user's other postings » Ignore this user's postings 30122 From the d.o.m. Apr.07.2005 08:05 PM EDT From lehish almonds and raisins dom:D
Ms. Lehish, This time you got one more: raisin. Do you have the bags that hold almonds and raisins with you? From lehish Apr.07.2005 10:46 PM EDT now redpepper lemon juice dom
From the d.o.m. Apr.07.2005 11:04 PM EDT Ms. Lehish, Whatever trees or plants you might have and like to plant, you got to do it yourself. What the d.o.m. could do to help you would be reading some instruction on the bags for you. That's all, and this is what a neighbor for.
From lehish Apr.07.2005 11:30 PM EDT ok dom can reading instructions while lehish eating
From the d.o.m. Apr.08.2005 07:03 AM EDT Ms. Lehish, May your eating goes well with redpepper and lemon juice, without watering eyes and running nose! From shayne Apr.08.2005 07:05 AM EDT yeah.......the questioning mind always wants to know. always asks....silly questions. but what better way to reply but with a silly answer. better this way then sarcism or bitterness. pull them up. haha. From lehish Apr.08.2005 09:09 AM EDT thanking... but didn't watering eyes and running nose ...was big sweet redpepper dom
From the d.o.m. Apr.08.2005 09:50 AM EDT Ms. Lehish, Hope you not eat wrong kind of redpepper.
From the d.o.m. Apr.08.2005 09:53 AM EDT From shayne ... pull them up. haha.
Mr. Shayne, Did you pull them up?
From shayne Apr.08.2005 10:57 AM EDT way up. up above my head. haha. thanks d.o.m.
i dont know where to go so ill just go where i go now. From DARKMATTER Apr.08.2005 11:28 AM EDT Do remember to regularly dig them up in order to check that the roots are growing.
From stephen Apr.08.2005 01:22 PM EDT The faster your Holly Hocks grow the sooner you die. MU From the d.o.m. Apr.08.2005 04:31 PM EDT From shayne i dont know where to go so ill just go where i go now.
You're much better than the d.o.m., Mr. Shayne. He just knows right in front of him. In other words, he knows nothing. From the d.o.m. Apr.08.2005 04:36 PM EDT From stephen The faster your Holly Hocks grow the sooner you die. MU
What would you do, Mr. Stephen? You'd pull it up inch by inch or uproot them to see how fast they've grown like Mr. Darkmatter?
From lehish Apr.08.2005 06:07 PM EDT >Hope you not eat wrong kind of redpepper<
From shayne Apr.08.2005 09:23 PM EDT You're much better than the d.o.m., Mr. Shayne. He just knows right in front of him. In other words, he knows nothing. no im not. nothing is something. where i go i go. that simple. would you have me do nothing move nothing or just go where i go. if i do nothing i do nothing. if i do something i do something. pretty simple.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 08:05 AM EDT Mr. Shayne, You may go wherever you like. It's your business. The d.o.m. has nothing to do with that. He's just here and observes.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 08:18 AM EDT From lehish :)
Why does Ms Lehish only appear as a colon and a close parenthesis?
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 09:02 AM EDT The hollyhocks were harmless and now they are dead.
From shayne Apr.10.2005 12:07 PM EDT YOU GOTTA RELAX DARKMATTER...SERENE.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 12:45 PM EDT From DARKMATTER Do remember to regularly dig them up in order to check that the roots are growing. The hollyhocks were harmless and now they are dead.
Mr. Darkmatter, You did so, thought so, and said so; it's so to you. From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 12:52 PM EDT Okay, if you believe that ah "gotta relax" then your psychic abilities are not particularly sharp ah am afraid.
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 01:04 PM EDT Yes, it is so. Foretold so.
From lehish Apr.10.2005 02:57 PM EDT >Why does Ms Lehish only appear as a colon and a close parenthesis?<
appears as though "a colon and a close parenthesis" dom?
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 04:53 PM EDT From DARKMATTER Yes, it is so. Foretold so.
Mr. Darkmatter, The d.o.m. just walked back from the hollyhock garden of the neighbor lady. He saw her hollyhocks have been srping new shoots. They all are white with some little yellowish leaves, smooth and healthy. In other words, they all have a new life and not dead at all, so far.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 04:54 PM EDT From lehish appears as though "a colon and a close parenthesis" dom?
Ms. Lehish, You did, didn't you the last time?
From lehish Apr.10.2005 05:35 PM EDT ":)" was "a colon and a close parenthesis"?
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 05:37 PM EDT The death of the hollyhocks is foretold in their "shoots of new life".
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 05:46 PM EDT From lehish ":)" was "a colon and a close parenthesis"?
Yes. To the d.o.m., here they are.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 06:05 PM EDT From DARKMATTER The death of the hollyhocks is foretold in their "shoots of new life".
Mr. Darkmatter, You "foretold" or the dead thing "foretold". The dead thing did not speak, let alone it foretold. So, only you foretold. Right? By observation of the hollyhocks of the neighbor, the d.o.m. did not see anything called death from the hollyhocks, but from them now come new shoots. And what's called "foretold" can't be applied to this case so far.
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 06:09 PM EDT 'Life', it was life which did the foretelling.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 06:31 PM EDT From DARKMATTER 'Life', it was life which did the foretelling.
You made the foretelling, but it couldn't be applied.
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 06:37 PM EDT Ah do apply it. All things meet their opposites.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 07:10 PM EDT From DARKMATTER Ah do apply it. All things meet their opposites.
You sounded like a person who wanted to bury alive someone. In this case, you have been trying to kill the living hollyhocks, but actually you can't. In other words, all of that was just what you thought, no more no less.
From lehish Apr.10.2005 07:11 PM EDT >Yes. To the d.o.m., here they are.<
From lehish Apr.10.2005 07:16 PM EDT >Ha! Ha! Ha! the d.o.m. laughed heartily.<
From lehish Apr.10.2005 07:19 PM EDT >From the d.o.m. From lehish :)
Why does Ms Lehish only appear as a colon and a close parenthesis?<
:) (smiling) dom
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 07:22 PM EDT Yes, in the place where the opposites meet.
From lehish Apr.10.2005 07:25 PM EDT "opposites"?
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 07:35 PM EDT Those life and death illusions.
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 07:52 PM EDT Yours.
From lehish Apr.10.2005 07:54 PM EDT alot salt thristy going for water
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 07:59 PM EDT From DARKMATTER Yes, in the place where the opposites meet.
Mr. Darkmatter, Whatever principle of opposites you insist here, it won't work at all in the case you want to "kill" the living hollyhocks, because your thoughts never meet them at any place as you thought.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 08:06 PM EDT From lehish ah :) :) (smiling)
Now she added something more than colon & close parenthesis: ah & (smiling).
Is that it? That's all what Ms. Lehish is?
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 08:08 PM EDT Where did your thoughts sound like ah wanted to "bury alive someone"?
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 08:14 PM EDT From DARKMATTER The hollyhocks were harmless and now they are dead.
From lehish Apr.10.2005 08:23 PM EDT >Is that it? That's all what Ms. Lehish is?<
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 08:24 PM EDT "going"?
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 08:30 PM EDT Mr dom, so the hollyhocks grow new shoots despite the advice given to your neighbour.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 08:34 PM EDT From lehish "is"?
Something different this time. Ms. Lehish, You only like this: "is"?, aren't you? From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 08:38 PM EDT From DARKMATTER Mr dom, so the hollyhocks grow new shoots despite the advice given to your neighbour.
Mr. Darkmatter, The neighbor understood the laughing very well.
From lehish Apr.10.2005 08:42 PM EDT >"going"?<
From lehish Apr.10.2005 08:43 PM EDT >You only like this: "is"?, aren't you?<
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 08:43 PM EDT That was lucky for the hollyhocks.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 08:47 PM EDT From DARKMATTER That was lucky for the hollyhocks.
The d.o.m. knew the neighbor is a good one.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 08:50 PM EDT From lehish typing
How much words "typing" typing?
From DARKMATTER Apr.10.2005 08:52 PM EDT A good neighbour is worth her weight in hollyhocks. Goodnight.
From the d.o.m. Apr.10.2005 08:57 PM EDT From DARKMATTER A good neighbour is worth her weight in hollyhocks. Goodnight.
Mr. Darkmatter, May your sleep well. From lehish Apr.10.2005 09:25 PM EDT >How much words "typing" typing?<
From ONE Apr.11.2005 05:54 AM EDT I cant find all of my old topics. In one of them I have typed this: "TenTaoZenD cherrys on the top of Ego mountain the more you climb the mountain the more mountain grows and the distance between you and the cherrys always stays the same because the cherrys are placed in your heart." It was christmass time.
Now Im askin: If there is nobody to share my tentaozend cherrys, do I have tentaozend cherrys or I dont?
If there is somebody to share my tentaozend cherrys, do i have tentaozend cherrys or he/she/they have it?
From the d.o.m. Apr.11.2005 07:34 PM EDT From ONE ...the more you climb the mountain the more mountain grows and the distance between you and the cherrys always stays the same because the cherrys are placed in your heart." Now Im asking: If there is nobody to share my tentaozend cherrys, do I have tentaozend cherrys or I dont? If there is somebody to share my tentaozend cherrys, do i have tentaozend cherrys or he/she/they have it?
Mr. One, The d.o.m. wonders about what you said here: What kind of cherrys - cherry trees or cherry fruits - that you placed in your heart, how did you do that and how do you feel with the cherrys in your heart?
From ONE Apr.12.2005 08:59 AM EDT Mr. d.o.m. Im not so shure that I have cherry fruits or trees or anything else in my heart. Thats why now Im asking these questions. Well... maybe Im trying to define the parameters of objectivity in its relations with emptyness. But Im not so shure about that neither... The most strange thing is that i feel equally well when Im lost in subjectivity and when Im fixed in objectivity.
From the d.o.m. Apr.12.2005 09:23 PM EDT Mr. One, Can you you share or define anything that you are not sure about it - such as, what it is or where it is? Can you share something you can define or you sure about it - such as a cloud floating in the sky? As you told above, it seems that there were three different & separate things exsisted at the same time in your world: a you, a subjectivity, and an objectivity. Right?
From shayne Apr.13.2005 12:35 AM EDT THAT WHICH SEES THE SUBJECTIVITY AND THE OBJECTIVITY IS IT.
From ONE Apr.13.2005 08:25 AM EDT Well Mr d.o.m. the way that people use to define things is shareing, you know - whitnessing and etc. And this way leads to emptiness. But can we share emptiness? NO. Because there is no we/they. There is ONE. And this is in what Im absolutely shure. Objectivity and subjectivity are the forms of ego or mind, wich is No Thing - Mo - Emptiness.
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