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Buddha's Zen

Old 10-29-2017, 04:17 AM
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Buddha said: "I consider the positions of kings and rulers as that of dust motes. I observe treasures of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles. I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags. I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit, and the greatest lake in India as a drop of oil on my foot. I perceive the teachings of the world to be the illusion of magicians. I discern the highest conception of emancipation as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the holy path of the illuminated ones as flowers appearing in one's eyes. I see meditation as a pillar of a mountain, Nirvana as a nightmare of daytime. I look upon the judgment of right and wrong as the serpentine dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of beliefs as but traces left by the four seasons."


(I'm not sure that I'm 100% behind all that. But it's something to think about.)
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:31 AM
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"The most sincere Zen practice one can have is to not practice Zen at all but to just live." - JPR 2017
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Old 10-29-2017, 02:47 PM
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That reminds me of some Catholic friends. Some would give up beer for lent and drink other alcoholic beverages. Some would give up whiskey and drink beer or wine. I wonder why they didn't just give up lent.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:10 AM
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Jenks View Post
That reminds me of some Catholic friends. Some would give up beer for lent and drink other alcoholic beverages. Some would give up whiskey and drink beer or wine. I wonder why they didn't just give up lent.
IMHO Catholicism is about as complete opposite of a Zen philosophy as there is in existence.
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