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#199255 - 11/29/05 10:16 AM Re: Daily Zen [Re: oldman]
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Amen to that.

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#199256 - 11/29/05 03:52 PM Re: Daily Zen [Re: oldman]
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Aye. Who said that oldman?
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#199257 - 11/29/05 04:00 PM Re: Daily Zen [Re: Foolsgold]
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I wish I could tell you, sorry.

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#199258 - 11/29/05 04:29 PM Re: Daily Zen [Re: oldman]
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I think the quote is a translation of one of the teachings within what is known as 'the greatest commandment: Love'.

"The greatest commandment tells us that love should motivate everything we do. And yet we fall short in our motives. Sometimes we do right for the wrong reason. Perhaps we are afraid of what others think. We want others to think well of us, so we do right, but our motive is essentially self-centered."

This is the kind of wisdom that spans all religions and secular beliefs and non-beliefs. why? because it's wise, reguardless of who said it.

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#199259 - 11/30/05 12:20 AM Re: Daily Zen [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Sometimes I wonder if everything that happens in the physical world is just a representation of our heart's motives and decisions. Then I think to myself "whoa there Nick, even if that's true it's not much good to think about". Then I sign on here so I don't have to think .
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#199260 - 12/01/05 03:41 PM Re: Daily Zen [Re: Foolsgold]
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"Sometimes nothin's a pretty cool hand."
-Cool Hand Luke

(from Daily Zen)


Edited by harlan (12/01/05 03:42 PM)

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#199261 - 12/12/05 07:44 AM Re: Daily Zen [Re: harlan]
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There’s no point in translating all of the old Chinese texts—not if you’re serious about understanding real Zen. The sound of the rain needs no translation.

- Morimoto Roshi

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#199262 - 12/12/05 12:48 PM Re: Daily Zen [Re: JoelM]
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I think this may have something to do with the differance between academic reasoning and direct experiance, at least that's what my academic reasoning leads me to believe

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#199263 - 12/12/05 11:44 PM Re: Daily Zen [Re: nenipp]
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"The adventure playground of the mind is waiting with it's gate wide open, and admission is free"
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#199264 - 12/17/05 03:35 PM Re: Daily Zen [Re: JoelM]
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zen is universal, it is felt by the Chinese as much as it can be felt by anyone else. And like nennip said, experience as opposed to academia

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