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  One day a girl in geisha house hailed the Japanese Zen master Mokudo by name.
He went inside and discovered that the girl was a childhood acquaintance.
The crops had failed one year in their village, and she had become a courtesan... continue...

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FREE FROM IMAGING
One should not imagine oneself to be one with the eye or
independent of it or the owner of it.
The same with ear and all the other senses, including the mind.
Nor should one imagine oneself to be identical with the world or
contained in it or independent of it or the owner of it.

In this way, free from imaging, one no longer clings to the things
of the world. When one no longer clings, there is no more agitation,
insecurity, and worry. Being no longer worried, one can reach into
the depth of oneself and understand that where there has been lost
there is now fulfillment.

From "Samyutta Nikaya" of the Buddha


 



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