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#274392 - 08/02/06 11:52 AM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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'It is what it is.'





Exactly! Except when it isn't. How one appreciates things matter as much as their rational and logical existence, at least to the individual.

If everyone around you says something is green, but you are color blind and it appears gray. Who is the owner of the truth when appearances are decieving and what is "real" is sometimes less appreciated by those who can't look passed their noses?


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#274393 - 08/02/06 11:54 AM Re: A little Zen... [Re: butterfly]
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Both truths would be right. 'It is what it is'...can be green, or grey, or both, or neither ('what it isn't' ).

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#274394 - 08/02/06 12:12 PM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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What was it and what will it be is the question.

nah.....I'm just enjoying reading daily zen,thanks.
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#274395 - 08/02/06 03:49 PM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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Yes, It is the Tao of Harlan.

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#274396 - 08/03/06 08:11 AM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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It is as it is, how we see it is another ballgame alltogether..

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#274397 - 08/03/06 09:23 AM Re: A little Zen... [Re: nenipp]
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Aug. 3:

Greed is the basic cause of misery. Free yourself of greed, and the mountains, rivers, and earth do not block the light of your eyes.

SHE-HSIEN

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#274398 - 08/03/06 12:46 PM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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Does that mean ignore the greed of others?
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#274399 - 08/03/06 03:33 PM Re: A little Zen... [Re: MattJ]
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What others?
Another way to put that would be, no. Do not ignore the greed of others. The Bodhisattva works to free all beings from illusion, as the Bodhisattva recognizes that there is no seperation between one being and another. In freeing yourself, you help to free others.
Or you could say "don't look at the spec in your brother's eye, first remove the log from your own eye." why? because you and your brother are One...

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#274400 - 08/04/06 08:37 AM Re: A little Zen... [Re: WuXing]
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Aug. 4:

Without there being desire in the mind,
there would be no desire in the body.
Without there being anger in the mind,
there would be no anger in the body.

-Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche

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#274401 - 08/04/06 12:53 PM Re: A little Zen... [Re: harlan]
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Seems like common sense to me.
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