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  One day a Vinaya master asked a Zen master:
-How should one practice Tao?
The Zen master replied:
-Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired.
The Vinaya master said:
-Most people do that.
The Zen master... continue...

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THE SECOND LIVING TRUTH
Here, again, is the suffering of
living with desparation because one is unable to obtain
something he wants and fights for it;
living with something he does not want to have and keep;
living without someone he loves and wants to be with;
living with someone he hates and does not want to be with.
....ad infinitum.

This second living truth is also called "the Suffering Gathering Truth"
or looking around to see and recognize suffering in beings and things,
to see the root of all beings' suffering.

ChonTri 03/21/2009


 



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