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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: STAGE-1 HEARING THE LOCUSTS CHIRRING THROUGH THE FOREST AT NIGHT
vertical line Posted on Aug.26.2018 @ 04:11AM EDT by Enver m.
This stage of ten bulls represent my level in zen.

1.Reality (Buddha)

Truth (Following White Method)

2.Freedom (Bodhidharma)

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3.Peace



Here, i had shortly summarized the all that's going before.

There is only TIGER that seems to happen to come from here.

This diagram also shows my level.In level 1;

In zazen i learn that I've to become a Matter or material.(1)

I know nothing; (2)

And there is peace coming out of the sum; that's the locusts chirring through the forest at night. (3)


Above all there is Following White Method which i have developed some years ago as kind of a intuitive light which is considered to enlighten your way.




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Aug.26.2018
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vertical line SO I AM HELPING 
P'ang Yun (740-808) was a well known Chinese Zen Layman.
He was once selling bamboo baskets. Coming down off the a bridge, he stumbled and fell.
When Ling-chao saw this she ran to her father's side and threw herself down.
" What are you doing!" cried the Layman.
"I saw Papa fall to the ground, so I am helping," replied Ling-chao.
"Luckily no one was looking," remarked the Layman.


(Ruth Fuller Sasaki's translation)
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Aug.26.2018
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vertical line The first stage begins with practice
No sight no sound of bull
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Aug.27.2018
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vertical line Thank you Avisitor.but you are talking about the 2.stage which is Discovering the Footprints. Understanding the teaching, I see the footprints of the bull.i don't yet can hear the locusts.
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Aug.28.2018
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vertical line i decide one thing that i will turn my practice into 7/24 timeline and not from zazen to zazen time
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Aug.28.2018
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vertical line Hear this! https://youtu.be/sQnoZUR6fvY
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Aug.29.2018
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vertical line Quiet! [You can't argue with a sick mind]
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Aug.29.2018
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vertical line When you think it's over it actually all begins
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Aug.30.2018
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vertical line Being a matter (or material). This is my beginning point.
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Aug.30.2018
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vertical line Being a matter (or material). This is my beginning point.
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Aug.30.2018
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vertical line srry repetition
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Aug.30.2018
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vertical line srry repetition
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Aug.30.2018
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vertical line Good postures!
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Aug.30.2018
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vertical line Good postures!
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Aug.30.2018
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vertical line Quote: "Hear this! https://youtu.be/sQnoZUR6fvY"
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korpiklaani - a man with a plan (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=bc0sJvtKrRM
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Aug.30.2018
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vertical line Quote: "Hear this! https://youtu.be/sQnoZUR6fvY"
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korpiklaani - a man with a plan (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=bc0sJvtKrRM
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Aug.31.2018
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vertical line You can't hear (the locusts) while talking.You have to be quiet first to be able to hear.

thank you master
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Aug.31.2018
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vertical line Bela Lugosi's Dead
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Aug.31.2018
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vertical line Into the trees ...
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Aug.31.2018
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vertical line i was thinking this;
Bodhidharma had said : Vast Emptiness/Nothing holy
right?
This is Eagle.i find.
When neither snake nor lion..it becomes eagle.
i mean eagle is this.
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Aug.31.2018
02:00PM EDT 
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vertical line you know;
if it were both snake and lion = it will be Peace.
regards
something like yes and no ;)

_/\_
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Aug.31.2018
02:05PM EDT 
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vertical line In the end we are living in the human world.
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Sep.01.2018
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vertical line FLOWER SERMON

Once upon a time when Shakyamuni Buddha was in Grdhrakuta mountain, he twirled a flower in his finger and held it before his congregation. Everyone was silent. Only Maha Kashapa wholeheartedly smiled. Buddha said, "I have the eye of the true teaching, the heart of Nirvana, the formless form, the mysterious gate of Dharma. Beyond the words and beyond all teachings to be transmitted, I now pass this on to Maha Kashapa."



You can forget everything.The ONLY truth is this.





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Sep.01.2018
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vertical line Toss out that rotten knowledge and get a hold of yourself.
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Sep.02.2018
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vertical line The followers of the way don't concern with the money.
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Sep.02.2018
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vertical line Hurry, hurry, hurry, everything must go, and I mean everything. Click the stink and continue shopping. Phew, I thought I was dust but it didn't last.
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Sep.02.2018
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vertical line My mind is in my heart.In this sense I am the man of opposites.This is where I reside.

I don't want to be a locust.I want to hear the locusts.

To be able to begin practice the heart and mind should be one.
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Sep.02.2018
07:29AM EDT 
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vertical line Wherever one enters one sees the head of the bull! This unity is like salt in water, like color in dyestuff.
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Sep.02.2018
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vertical line Only if you're running it all through Google Translate.
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Sep.02.2018
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vertical line I'm thinking with my mind. I can't understand you.
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Sep.02.2018
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vertical line Just becuase you have fingers doesn't mean you should type.?
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Sep.02.2018
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vertical line Quote: "Just becuase you have fingers doesn't mean you should type.?"
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So just because you have a mind doesn't mean you should use it??

Finding foot prints of the bull is to have a glimpse of what it means to see one's true nature. It is not something one can easily do on one's own
A teacher and sangha is needed for most people.
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Sep.03.2018
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vertical line There's many a slip twixt cup and lip.
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Sep.03.2018
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vertical line Being reality(1) without thinking(2)
and next you will find the locusts chirring(3)
and next you will find the footprints as in a sense of the way


1.Reality (Buddha)

Truth (Following White Method)

2.Freedom (Bodhidharma)

+

3.Peace 



How do you find?

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Sep.03.2018
02:29PM EDT 
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vertical line Being a matter
Knowing nothing

This is the essence of my zazen.
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Sep.09.2018
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I am the writing on the wall.

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Sep.14.2018
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vertical line HAPPY CHINAMAN OR LAUGHING BUDDHA 

Anyone walking about Chinatowns in America with observe statues of a stout fellow carrying a linen sack. Chinese merchants call him Happy Chinaman or Laughing Buddha.

This Hotei lived in the T'ang dynasty. He had no desire to call himself a Zen master or to gather many disciples about him. Instead he walked the streets with a big sack into which he would put gifts of candy, fruit, or doughnuts. These he would give to children who gathered around him in play. He established a kindergarten of the streets.

Whenever he met a Zen devotee he would extend his hand and say: "Give me one penny." And if anyone asked him to return to a temple to teach others, again he would reply: "Give me one penny."

Once he was about his play-work another Zen master happened along and inquired: "What is the significance of Zen?"

Hotei immediately plopped his sack down on the ground in silent answer.

"Then," asked the other, "what is the actualization of Zen?"

At once the Happy Chinaman swung the sack over his shoulder and continued on his way.

Muju

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Sep.15.2018
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vertical line Day and night focus on one thing only that's the relaxation of mind.
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Sep.15.2018
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vertical line Oh you're so purrfect.
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Sep.15.2018
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vertical line base of zen
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Sep.15.2018
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vertical line I know I'm perfect.It is my karma.
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Sep.15.2018
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vertical line Your base karma, no less.
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Sep.16.2018
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Sep.16.2018
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vertical line Pick another word. And remember, if your karma brought you to this, of what use is your karma.
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Sep.16.2018
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vertical line I think where one finishes the other begins.so there, is zen.
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Sep.16.2018
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Sep.16.2018
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vertical line Pretty kind of useless don't you think so Mary?
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Sep.16.2018
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vertical line I'm done listening to your chirring chirrap.
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Sep.16.2018
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vertical line I'm detached from tribal implants; removed from the hive. So there.
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Sep.16.2018
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vertical line I think you are speaking too much.If you didn't have been post in the other thread I will be bow.now it is useless.

my simple advice to you is to reduce your posts %50
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Sep.23.2018
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vertical line Quote: "Day and night focus on one thing only that's the relaxation of mind."
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the relaxation of mind here means

to find nothing to focus

like free flying

or

not to let the mind dwell on any single
conceptual notion

Am I understand the zen correctly? Is zen consist of
(free) flying?


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