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vertical line Posted on Dec.26.2017 @ 06:47AM EDT by Enver m.
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

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Dec.26.2017
07:43AM EDT 
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vertical line Not thinking about anything is zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the buddha.  The buddhas of the ten directions have no mind.  To see no mind is to see the buddha.
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Dec.26.2017
07:44AM EDT 
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vertical line Using the mind to look for reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness.  Freeing oneself from words is liberation.  Remaining unblemished by the dust of sensation is guarding the Dharma.  Transcending life and death is leaving home.  Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.  Not creating delusions is enlightenment.  Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.  No affliction is nirvana.  And no appearance of the mind is the other shore.
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Dec.26.2017
07:45AM EDT 
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vertical line Delusion means mortality.  And awareness means buddhahood.  They’re not the same.  And they’re not different.  It’s just that people distinguish delusion from awareness. When we’re deluded, there’s a world to escape.  When we’re aware, there’s nothing to escape.
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Dec.26.2017
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vertical line To look on life as different from death or on motion as different from stillness is to be partial.  To be impartial means to look on suffering as no different from nirvana because the nature of both is emptiness.
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Dec.26.2017
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vertical line But bodhisattvas know that suffering is essentially empty.  And by remaining in emptiness, they remain in nirvana.  Nirvana means no birth and no death.  It’s beyond birth and death and beyond nirvana.  When the mind stops moving, it enters nirvana.  Nirvana is an empty mind.  Where delusions don’t exist, buddhas reach nirvana.Where afflictions don’t exist, bodhisattvas enter the place of enlightenment.
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Dec.26.2017
07:48AM EDT 
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vertical line  Mortals keep creating the mind, claiming it exists.  And arhats keep negating the mind, claiming it doesn’t exist.  But bodhisattvas and buddhas neither create nor negate the mind.  This is what’s meant by the mind that neither exists nor doesn’t exist.  The mind that neither exists nor doesn’t exist is called the Middle Way.
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Dec.26.2017
07:49AM EDT 
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vertical line The absence of both understanding and not understanding is true understanding.
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Dec.26.2017
07:50AM EDT 
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vertical line Act. Don’t question.  When you question, you’re wrong.  Wrong is the result of questioning. 
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Dec.26.2017
07:51AM EDT 
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vertical line  If you don’t forget about the mind, the mind will confuse you.
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Reply from Phil Space
Dec.26.2017
02:48PM EDT 
vertical line AKA: Bot.
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Dec.26.2017
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vertical line It'll be 100 years before we find semblance for the internet. That's pretty obvious.
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Dec.26.2017
04:34PM EDT 
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vertical line There won't be much order to this thing in my lifetime.
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Dec.26.2017
05:03PM EDT 
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vertical line Dalai Lama won't like that.
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Dec.26.2017
05:40PM EDT 
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vertical line Do you understand the problem of fear? Give your meditation over to the problem of fear Enver. Why? If you don't you'll continue believing in a separate self.
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Dec.27.2017
02:12PM EDT 
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vertical line a deep bow
_/\_

for Bodhidharma and his teaching.®
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Reply from Phil Space
Dec.27.2017
04:16PM EDT 
vertical line He didn't speak Chinese very well and wasn't able to fully express himself.
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Reply from Enver m.
Dec.31.2017
05:57AM EDT 
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vertical line ® means respect.
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Reply from Phil Space
Dec.31.2017
07:09AM EDT 
vertical line Nah, it means Ranker. Geddit?
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Reply from Enver m.
Dec.31.2017
12:43PM EDT 
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vertical line ah right.
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Jan.02.2018
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.31.2018
07:07AM EDT 
vertical line Gather round while I tell to you the story of the missing point. There once was a man of the old stone age who said, "There is nothing at all special about Enlightenment. You do it every night in your sleep. Zen is just a trick for doing it while awake."
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.31.2018
09:07AM EDT 
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vertical line Fibonacci manifestation.
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.31.2018
09:40AM EDT 
vertical line The spiralling force of the universe returns home on a different level.
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Jan.31.2018
12:30PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "How many of you are there?"
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Geddit.
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.31.2018
01:57PM EDT 
vertical line The tragedy is, you don't.
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Jan.31.2018
02:03PM EDT 
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vertical line Is there no self or is there only one I?
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.31.2018
04:03PM EDT 
vertical line Dunno. It's tasteless, odourless, weightless and yet once inside it may seem there's no any out. It's like a dukkha dukkha dark night of the quack quack.
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Reply from Enver m.
Feb.01.2018
02:54AM EDT 
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vertical line It's a pleasure to talk with you.
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Feb.03.2018
10:17AM EDT 
vertical line The pleasure is all mine. I own it ALL.
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Reply from so_teh
Feb.03.2018
10:24AM EDT 
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vertical line "Here" intellectually (like the teacher asking roll call) is a wholly alternate universe than "Here" actually.
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Reply from Enver m.
Feb.03.2018
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Feb.04.2018
03:46AM EDT 
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Reply from Enver m.
Mar.20.2018
08:42AM EDT 
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vertical line Faults can be make trust me They are not significant.
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Reply from Enver m.
Mar.22.2018
02:29PM EDT 
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vertical line Seeing Good is good(beautiful).See good.i think you understand what is good.In seeing good there is no man or woman or there is no cat or others no this or that no belonging to any side.just seeing good.and/or limpid pure
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