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  Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way... continue...

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THE NIAGARA FALLS VISITED
The sound is like thunders rolling through the air and never stops,
The mist is like white clouds continuously falling down like rain.
Thus is the Niagara Falls.

When one has not been there yet, earnestly he longs for.
Once he is there, nothing special:

The sound is like thunders rolling through the air and never stops,
The mist is like white clouds continuously falling down like rain.
Thus is the Niagara Falls.

Quote: "One does not need to go anywhere to hear the sound, of what is coming, to an end. The sound takes away everything. The sound of absolution arises in all sound, but we feel it is permanent, and fixed, all of us who deny the sound as coming from one source.

We may find the source, or the source of sound may find us longing for unity, as in being united with all sound, motion, and we may become very quiet, even detached from the "noise" of permanence, control, conditional acceptance. We begin to step out of the delusion of what is created to last. (Woodsman) 01/02/2008. " .........

This anwer of yours is very and thoughtfull and profound, Mr Woodsman. However, what ChonTri meant in his first post had nothing to do with your answer here. A couple of days of the month of August 2005 (around 20th 24th of the month), Mr Alan took him to the Falls to watch it as he longered for seeing it since he was very young (don't ask how young he was) when he took some English course. In the English textbook, among many other topics, there were a couple of pages that described the Falls and especially, there was a picture painted a man who was walking on a tight rope arcoss over the Falls. This was very impressive to him. And he longed for to see the Falls.

the d.o.m. 08/22/2005


 



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