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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: 1.SEARCHING FOR THE OX
vertical line Posted on Jun.14.2017 @ 07:42AM EDT by Enver m.
On plains that stretch forward without end,
pushing through the tall grass and brush,
looking for the ox.
Going here and there,
following a nameless river
and unknown paths deep into the mountains.





source: is from Daehaeng Kun Sunim’s Korean version.  
http://wakeupandlaugh.com/2010/05/22/herding-the-ox-part-1/
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Reply from Phil Space
Jun.14.2017
03:42PM EDT 
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(I'm looking for me; you're looking for you)


[....]

....till the day I die........
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Jun.14.2017
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vertical line If love is the centre of a circle, I am on the circumference.
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Jun.14.2017
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Sat for a day
Passed away that day
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Jun.15.2017
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vertical line Zen says "the one mind".

It's a very simple idea.

Thought tells you that you have your own mind.

This is the common experience.

Zen says the one mind.

This means all contact "flows through" the one mind.

When you pick up an orange; one mind.

When you step on the earth; one mind.

No technique, no path towards it.

You are expected to actualize "the one mind" and understand the one mind.

Otherwise you will continue to be exhorted by the hells you invent.
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Jun.15.2017
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vertical line today i remember my promise

Reality
Truth
Freedom

that i should stay in Reality.
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Jun.15.2017
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vertical line The Ox (Thunderfingers) plays bass
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Jun.15.2017
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vertical line And meanwhile in 2017 Trump REALLY is President.
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Jun.15.2017
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vertical line Virtual insanity:  is there any other kind?
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Jun.15.2017
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Jun.15.2017
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Jun.16.2017
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vertical line Do you feel, right now in this day, that true love, the deep unmistakable feeling, has somehow been forgotten in the soul of a good proportion of humanity?

Do you feel that somehow the spiritual, unconditional love is experienced less these days or experienced in a few brief moments instead of as a constant state by many?

I do feel that, and it's upsetting.
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Jun.16.2017
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Jun.16.2017
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vertical line Liege & Lief
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Jun.16.2017
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vertical line The world does not want to stay in reality.

But they can not be succeed.
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Jun.16.2017
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Jun.16.2017
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Jun.16.2017
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vertical line Your hangover eyes
can become enough
to hear the souns of the crickets?
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Jun.16.2017
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Jun.16.2017
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vertical line For Love is Lord of All
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Jun.16.2017
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Jun.16.2017
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Jun.16.2017
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Jun.17.2017
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vertical line If you can't be bothered to watch the whole thing, watch and listen to the closing monologue from 25.10
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Jun.18.2017
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vertical line ten bulls
from my carotid artery
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Jun.18.2017
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vertical line The nice thing about humanity is nobody is trustworthy.
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Jun.18.2017
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vertical line You may not find much space after you pass away. I would be enriched by the physical experience of space you have while you are alive, while you can.
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Jun.19.2017
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vertical line Quote: "Your hangover eyes
can become enough
to hear the souns of the crickets?
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.........

To be for a day surrounded by the earth,
To catch it in your heart,
And release it in your bloodstream.
You'll know a hangover that never goes away.
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Don't dream of it.
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Jun.19.2017
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vertical line Quote: "You may not find much space after you pass away. I would be enriched by the physical experience of space you have while you are alive, while you can."
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nice, thank you
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Jun.19.2017
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Your hangover eyes
can become enough
to hear the souns of the crickets?
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To be for a day surrounded by the earth,
To catch it in your heart,
And release it in your bloodstream.
You'll know a hangover that never goes away.
"
.........

i wonder what this experience would add to me?
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Jun.19.2017
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vertical line Quote: "Love is impossible.
Don't dream of it.
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If All is same.And this is what we call enlightenment to understand this.Love is possible.
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Jun.19.2017
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vertical line Life is different.
It is not dying. It is not living. It is not what you're thinking.
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Jun.19.2017
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vertical line If we are seeking connection it means we may have dissociated ourselves of the present moment. When we think, there is a disconnect from what is here and now. We have the habit of trying to solve our problems, even our smallest problems through our thinking mind. Connection is all around us, everywhere. We are constantly searching in our minds, in our relationships, in those we love and those we hate for something that may or may not make us happy. Always searching to grasp and hold onto something real or unreal. In a strange turn in our lives we no longer could be happy where we are now. If our connection is somewhere "out there" and we long for experience to make us happy then we'll always be waiting to arrive at the ocean instead of enjoying the river we're floating down right now. Our connection to life is very deep yet it is very easy to forget who we are when we live our lives in our big and small pursuits. It is essential, and I strongly suggest, to have a daily practice in which you make the connection with this present moment. You may wonder why it has became an effort to be present. As we grow out of childhood we naturally detach from our unity into physical existence. So our effort to be present becomes joyful when we recognize how much of our lives are in our own hands. To bring the present moment into consciousness is freedom. Only in freedom do we know our true connection. Everything in our lives can potentially call us back to this moment. You just have to know how to look.
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Jun.20.2017
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vertical line Quote: "Do you feel, right now in this day, that true love, the deep unmistakable feeling, has somehow been forgotten in the soul of a good proportion of humanity?

Do you feel that somehow the spiritual, unconditional love is experienced less these days or experienced in a few brief moments instead of as a constant state by many?

I do feel that, and it's upsetting.
"
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What are the reasons of it,
i mean not geting stay the mind in the now?
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Jun.20.2017
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vertical line It's the same true story. There are the few who see and do. And there are the many who are lost in fear.
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Jun.21.2017
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vertical line So telling me to go forward..
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Jun.21.2017
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vertical line Take my advice ...
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Jun.21.2017
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vertical line Flo Rida Feat. Sia "Wild Ones" 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4SaM3s_BM7U
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Jun.21.2017
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Jun.21.2017
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vertical line You'll be happier.

For me, the world is my rock. I'm not going anywhere.
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vertical line This new wave of ignorance is darling. I'm so happy for it because being a Buddha is way easier than ever before. Almost everyone you encounter is burning.
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Jun.22.2017
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Jun.22.2017
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vertical line watch out boy...
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