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#235289 - 03/09/06 12:24 PM The Mind of Absolute Trust [Re: harlan]
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I.

The Great Way isn't difficult
for those who are unattached to their preferences.
Let go of longing and aversion,
and everything will be perfectly clear.
When you cling to a hairbreadth of distinction,
heaven and earth are set apart.

-Seng-Ts'an

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#235290 - 03/10/06 04:41 AM Re: The Mind of Absolute Trust [Re: harlan]
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Ill have to thnk on this one, sounds good though.
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#235291 - 03/10/06 10:21 PM Re: On The Way [Re: trevek]
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Quote:

It wasn't the tiger which destroyed him.




It was the Tiger in him.
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#235292 - 03/15/06 12:14 PM Re: The Mind of Absolute Trust [Re: harlan]
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II.

If you want to realize the truth,
don't be for or against.
The struggle between good and evil
is the primal disease of the mind.
Not grasping the deeper meaning,
you just trouble your mind's serenity.

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#235293 - 03/25/06 05:48 PM Re: The Mind of Absolute Trust [Re: harlan]
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III.

As vast as infinite space,
it is perfect and lacks nothing.
But because you select and reject,
you can't perceive its true nature.
Don't get entangled in the world;
don't lose yourself in emptiness.
Be at peace in the oneness of things,
and all errors will disappear by themselves.

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#235294 - 03/25/06 06:30 PM Re: The Mind of Absolute Trust [Re: harlan]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


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I would think these were written by a buddhist but they seem to have a chinese aura about them (or maybe its just the name), so please harlan, was the wiseman who wrote these a buddhist or otherwise.
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#235295 - 03/25/06 07:19 PM Re: The Mind of Absolute Trust [Re: Dauragon c mikado]
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'The Mind of Absolute Trust' by Seng-Ts'an (see stanza I. above ).

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#235296 - 03/26/06 05:10 AM Re: The Mind of Absolute Trust [Re: harlan]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


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So the guys just a philoserpher then? (Im probably being dim witted).

So sorry
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#235297 - 04/03/06 05:22 PM Re: The Mind of Absolute Trust [Re: harlan]
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IV.

If you don't live the Tao,
you fall into assertion or denial.
Asserting that the world is real,
you are blind to its deeper reality;
denying that the world is real,
you are blind to the selflessness of all things.
The more you think about these matters,
the farther you are from the truth.

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#235298 - 04/19/06 02:16 PM No distinction... [Re: harlan]
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"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both."

--Francoise Rene Auguste Chateaubriand

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