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Zen Master: Wonderful. Give me one.

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Regarding the practice of the six paramita's and countless similar exercises, or

gathering endless amounts merit: you're essentially perfect in every way, so don't try to

supplement that perfection with such pointless exercises.

When the opportunity will arise to carry them out, do it, if that opportunity has passed, keep yourself comfortable.

If you're not absolutely convinced that the Spirit is the Buddha and when you are bound to

forms, exercises and meritorious acts, then you keep a wrong way of thinking which is in

no way to reconcile with the Way. The Spirit is the Buddha, and there are no other

Buddha's or other forms of Consciousness. He is bright and spotless as the space, and has no

shape or appearance. To use your consciousness to create concepts is beyond the essential steps and

will attach you to forms. The Ever Living Buddha is not a Buddha of shape or any restriction.

Practicing the six Paramitas and thousands of other techniques to become a Buddha, is

progress in stages, the Ever Living Buddha knows no stages. Wake up only in the

One Spirit, then there is nothing more to achieve. This is the real Buddha. The Buddha and all

living creatures are One Consciousness, and nothing else.

From 'The Zen teaching of Huang Po'

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The Way is not something which can be studied.

Study leads to the retention of concepts and so the Way is entirely misunderstood.

Moreover, the Way is not something specially existing;

it is called the Mahayana Mind – Mind which is not to be found inside, outside, or in the middle.

Truly it is not located anywhere. The first step is to refrain from knowledge-based concepts.

The Way is spiritual Truth and was originally without name or title.

It was only because people ignorantly sought for it empirically that the Buddhas

appeared and taught them to eradicate this method of approach.

Fearing that nobody would understand, they selected the name 'Way.'

Don't project a conceptual idea of this 'Way'!

Huang po

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You want to to have a 'Big Face'?

You will never have it.

Why?

You want it.

Adjahn Ekisit

Edited by lungmi

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Two monks in the jungle. One novice.

Every morning the two monks go over the water of a small river to meditate under a tree.

"You take the bridge there" they say to the novice. The novice follows.

After one week of meditation under the tree, the novice wanted to go over the water and nearly is drowned.

Now we can tell him where are the stones in the river, the two monks agree.

Buddhist legend

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"When you take a step back from your own mind and look at it objectively, and apply wise selection you quickly train the mind. Whatever state of mind or train of thought you give attention and feed with thoughts - that state is reinforced. Whatever state you let go of, by not feeding it with thoughts and attention, loses its grip (attachment)."

- Phra Pandit Cittasamvaro

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:lol:

Skillful speech not only means that we pay attention to the words we speak and to their tone but also requires that our words reflect compassion and concern for others and that they help and heal, rather than wound and destroy.

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, "Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness"

:lol:

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A poisonous snake asked me: Why you catch me and don't kill me?

I give you freedom to survive outside the Wat, we have dogs and cats inside the Wat

with low Buddha Teaching.

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You want to become coold, clean, clear, calm?

Yes.

You have a bad smell. Take a shower.

My wife after evening chanting together.

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The Origin of the Universe?

I don't know. Ask my dog.

Compilation Lord Buddha, Adjahn Luang Pho Kunjorn and lungmi.

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Zen legend;

Boddhidarma (supposed founder of Shao Lin Kungfu and Ch'an Buddhism) mets a Chinese Emperor who asked him if there is a "hell".

-Yes.

-The emperor with some Buddhist knowing fights back; No, there is no "hell". I study the Buddhist books.

-Yes, there is a "hell".

-The emperor gets angry: There is no "hell" , not for me, I'm Emperor. Stop to speak like this or the death penalty waits you.

- Yes, there is a "hell" and you in the "hell" in this moment.

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Zen legend;

Boddhidarma (supposed founder of Shao Lin Kungfu and Ch'an Buddhism) mets a Chinese Emperor who asked him if there is a "hell".

-Yes.

-The emperor with some Buddhist knowing fights back; No, there is no "hell". I study the Buddhist books.

-Yes, there is a "hell".

-The emperor gets angry: There is no "hell" , not for me, I'm Emperor. Stop to speak like this or the death penalty waits you.

- Yes, there is a "hell" and you in the "hell" in this moment.

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What is rebirth?

- I don't know,

Give your question to my hamster. He needs food.

- Where is your hamster?

In my head, he takes care of my hamster wheel.

--- Why do you give him food?

I love him, I cannot have awakening alone.

---------------

lungmi, spiritual master for hamster wheels, no diploma, only my hamster loves me.

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What is your trouble? Mistaken identity!

Wei Wu Wei

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Mistaken Identity? I ask my hamster.

No, you are a hamster.

But I don't stay in a hamsterwheel.

Sure?

---------------

No Identity

Edited by lungmi

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