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el gatito
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Zen

Post by el gatito » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:26 am

:shock:


Great is the matter of birth and death.
All is impermanent, quickly passing.
Be awake each moment.
Don't waste this life.




:o

Larry
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Re: Zen

Post by Larry » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:52 am

“Nothing is wasted” - Ruth Ozeki (Soto Zen Priest)

“There is nothing lost or wasted in this life” - Bhagavad Gita

“Nothing is ever wasted” - Some dude on the internet 🙂

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Re: Zen

Post by el gatito » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:19 pm

:ugeek:


You should realize that this is the last day of your life.
Have you prepared yourself for today’s matter?



:geek:

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Re: Zen

Post by Larry » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm

Are you advocating an approach of Silent Illumination? Did you “establish yourself in the ground of truth”? 🙂

When once I typed the words of the ancients, someone suggested I was being a ventriloquist :D

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Re: Zen

Post by el gatito » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:56 pm

Do you want to say something:
Wait a little,
Don't say,
All has been already said,
Said a thousand times,
No point to repeat it again...*

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* This is from the "Red River" song by BG (Boris Grebenshchikov, a.k.a. the "founding father" of Russian rock), it is quite difficult to translate properly, anyway, I have tried.

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Re: Zen

Post by el gatito » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:00 pm

There is no one who has crossed the river
And no one who has not crossed it
But when the sun
Is rising over the red river
Who will see it with me
How water turns into light?

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Re: Zen

Post by el gatito » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:06 pm

Larry wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Did you “establish yourself in the ground of truth”? 🙂
Is this a joke?

Seriously... I didn't poop for 3 lo-o-o-o-oooong days... I am now brewing a cup of Senna tea.

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Re: Zen

Post by avisitor » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:10 pm

el gatito wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:06 pm
Larry wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Did you “establish yourself in the ground of truth”? 🙂
Is this a joke?

Seriously... I didn't poop for 3 lo-o-o-o-oooong days... I am now brewing a cup of Senna tea.
Sounds like a recipe for a real long sitting ... :waving:

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Re: Zen

Post by Larry » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:41 pm

:lol:
el gatito wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:56 pm
I have tried
“No! Try not. Do. Or do not!! There is no try!” - Yoda 🙂

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Re: Zen

Post by el gatito » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:13 pm

Larry wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:41 pm
:lol:
el gatito wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:56 pm
I have tried
“No! Try not. Do. Or do not!! There is no try!” - Yoda 🙂
To be honest, I asked Google's automated translator to help me. I will forward your advice to Him. [or to Her? to Them?]

EDIT: She said, "¡No! Trata de no. Hacer. ¡¡O no!! ¡Aquí no hay intentos!" - Yoda

EDIT2: Translated back: "No! Try not to. Do or not! There are no attempts here!"

EDIT3: Translated back: "¡No! Intenta no hacerlo. ¡Hazlo o no! ¡No hay intentos aquí!"
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Re: Zen

Post by Larry » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:19 pm

:lol:

It was also advice for your long sit :lol:

мне очень нравится ваш чили русский юмор :lol:

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Re: Zen

Post by el gatito » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:38 pm

Larry wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Did you “establish yourself in the ground of truth”? 🙂
No. Where is it? The ground of truth?
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Re: Zen

Post by el gatito » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:43 pm

Larry wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:19 pm
advice for your long sit
Means, lo-o-o-o-o-ooong s[h]it?..

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Re: Zen

Post by Larry » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:59 pm

el gatito wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:38 pm
Larry wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Did you “establish yourself in the ground of truth”? 🙂
No. Where is it? The ground of truth?
I don’t know. You’ll have to ask Danxia Zichun. It was part of the continuation of your second colourful quote 🙂

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Re: Zen

Post by Larry » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:03 pm

el gatito wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:43 pm
Larry wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:19 pm
advice for your long sit
Means, lo-o-o-o-o-ooong s[h]it?..
Good luck :lol:

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Re: Zen

Post by el gatito » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:59 pm

How to get banned from the forum? Starting a topic in Zen, ending it stuck in the toilet bowl, is it not enough?

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Re: Zen

Post by Larry » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:03 am

:lol:

Always enough, yet never....

Are you still there? Waiting for the bottom to fall out :lol:

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Re: Zen

Post by el gatito » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:20 pm

It didn't work yesterday, unfortunately. I am now brewing a cup of double-Senna tea.

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Re: Zen

Post by fuki » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:35 pm

el gatito wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:26 am
:shock:


Great is the matter of birth and death.
All is impermanent, quickly passing.
Be awake each moment.
Don't waste this life.




:o
Great inspiration, may each moment be in the service of love/wisdom. Which is just natural living.

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Re: Zen

Post by Autumnday » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:39 am

waving:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AMMb9CiScI
Leonard Cohen
What Happens to the Heart

:115:

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