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your favourite words/pointers inspire-thingies

Post by fuki » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:25 am

Like the old "words of wisdom threads"
Feel free to post whatever inspires, can be anything from anywhere, zen, nonzense, poetry, etcetera...

Q: A person is naturally limited.

M: There is no such thing as a person. There are only restrictions and limitations. The sum total of these defines the person. You think you know yourself when you know what you are. But you never know who you are. The person merely appears to be, like the space within the pot appears to have the shape and volume and smell of the pot. See that you are not what you believe yourself to be. Fight with all the strength at your disposal against the idea that you are nameable and describable. You are not. Refuse to think of yourself in terms of this or that. There is no other way out of misery, which you have created for yourself through blind acceptance without investigation. Suffering is a call for enquiry, all pain needs investigation. Don’t be too lazy to think.

Q: Activity is the essence of reality. There is no virtue in not working. Along with thinking something must be done.

M: To work in the world is hard, to refrain from all unnecessary work is even harder.

Q: For the person I am all this seems impossible.

M: What do you know about yourself? You can only be what you are in reality; you can only appear what you are not. You have never moved away from perfection. All idea of self-improvement is conventional and verbal. As the sun knows not darkness, so does the self know not the non-self. It is the mind, which by knowing the other, becomes the other. Yet the mind is nothing else but the self. It is the self that becomes the other, the not-self, and yet remains the self. All else is an assumption. Just as a cloud obscures the sun without in any way affecting it, so does assumption obscure reality without destroying it. The very idea of destruction of reality is ridiculous; the destroyer is always more real than the destroyed. Reality is the ultimate destroyer. All separation, every kind of estrangement and alienation is false. All is one — this is the ultimate solution of every conflict.

Q: How is it that in spite of so much instruction and assistance we make no progress?

M: As long as we imagine ourselves to be separate personalities, one quite apart from another, we cannot grasp reality which is essentially impersonal. First we must know ourselves as witnesses only, dimensionless and timeless centres of observation, and then realise that immense ocean of pure awareness, which is both mind and matter and beyond both.

Q: Whatever I may be in reality, yet I feel myself to be a small and separate person, one amongst many.

M: Your being a person is due to the illusion of space and time; you imagine yourself to be at a certain point occupying a certain volume; your personality is due to your self-identification with the body. Your thoughts and feelings exist in succession, they have their span in time and make you imagine yourself, because of memory, as having duration. In reality time and space exist in you; you do not exist in them. They are modes of perception, but they are not the only ones. Time and space are like words written on paper; the paper is real, the words merely a convention. How old are you?

Q: Forty-eight!

M: What makes you say forty-eight? What makes you say: I am here? Verbal habits born from assumptions. The mind creates time and space and takes its own creations for reality. All is here and now, but we do not see it. Truly, all is in me and by me. There is nothing else. The very idea of ‘else’ is a disaster and a calamity.

Q: What is the cause of personification, of self-limitation in time and space?

M: That which does not exist cannot have a cause. There is no such thing as a separate person. Even taking the empirical point of view, it is obvious that everything is the cause of everything, that everything is as it is, because the entire universe is as it is.

Q: Yet personality must have a cause.

M: How does personality, come into being? By memory. By identifying the present with the past and projecting it into the future. Think of yourself as momentary, without past and future and your personality dissolves.
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Post by p22 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:10 pm

Word: Impermanence

Inspire thingy:

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Post by fuki » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:48 pm

p22 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:10 pm
Word: Impermanence
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Inspire thingy:
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Post by Larry » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:39 am

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Post by Larry » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:46 pm

jundocohen wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:59 pm
Hopefully, along the way, folks learn that peace and contentment is not about being handed "what I want." If life gives you a pepsi, drink pepsi. If life hands you vinegar, drink vinegar.
If you think of everything as training, your suffering will disappear - Shido Bunan Zenji

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Post by Autumnday » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:59 pm

Trees are my favorite beings. They provide endless contemplation, and their roots are top-notch meditation places. Beautiful Image :hatsoff:

Who Are You? ??????????????

Who are you?
My name is Peter.
If you went to Nicaragua, you'd be called Pedro. Are Pedro and Peter one person or two?
One, because I am only who I am.
Are you a name?
No, of course not.
Then who are you?
I am a man.
You mean, you are not a woman?
No. I mean that I am a man.
But you are only a man because you are not a woman. Who are you?
I am an Englishman.
If you went to Japan, would you be a Japanese man?
No.
Why?
Because I was born in England and I speak English.
If you had been born in England but raised in China, would you be Chinese or English?
I would be English.
Oh, then you are not a person, rather you are a country. Who are you?
I am the grandson of a famous Arctic explorer. He returned from the North Pole with a frozen polar bear in the hull of his ship.
And which do you think you are defined more by, your grandfather or the polar bear?
How could I be defined by my family? I'm just me.
Then you are more like a single polar bear?
No. I am an intelligent, accomplished man. That's what everyone says.
Now, let me see: you are Peter, who is intelligent and accomplished and special because your grandfather was a famous Arctic explorer. What else sets you apart?
My youngest daughter is a world-class gymnast, and my mother died when I was a child.
Ah, you are Peter the tragic, Peter the successful. Which would you say is the real you: a motherless son or the father of a successful daughter?
Both are within me.
Where?
Where do you mean?
I mean, is this within you closer to your head or your toes?
Perhaps in between. Closer to my heart.
It's a feeling?
Yes.
How big is it?
I'm not sure.
What color is it?
It doesn't have a color.
A form?
No.
But it's inside you?
Yes.
If we cut open your heart, could we see it?
I don't suppose so.
Then where is it?
I don't know.
Are you sure it is inside you?
Where else could it be?
Look again. Come here. Look in the mirror. Do you see intelligence? Grandfather? Accomplishment? Gymnast?
No.
Do you see English?
No.
Do you see Peter?
I don't know.
Good. Now we can begin. Who are you?

http://www.tricycle.com/special-section/who-are-you

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Post by p22 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:27 am

Peter Who?, who isn't you, the link you shared didn't exist ..

Isn't that beautiful?

Kismet!

As far as recent primitive ancestry could be, it's a diagram of violence, incarcerations, trips to the beach, non-olympic intoxicated or not speeding, accidents, citations, turnstile enmeshment survival, counterproductive-habitrail-cohabitation, and, and, the asking of who gives a shit(?) by a fucking kid! Somewhere in the mix was a visit by fairy, or somebody channeling one, and a scapegoat emerged, one with a tiny tinfoil crown with the word S L A C K E R Bedazzlered into it-

It's a pleasure to meet- :hatsoff:

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Post by p22 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:00 am

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When I see basket I ask it about its lineage ..

Sometimes they're quiet, sometimes they speak in concert about their roots, seeds, of baroque ecstasies of peasants, shipwrecks, the history of their utility, floating Moses into the waving reeds, a little unevenly, and holding the shadows of passing flowers ever so briefly ..

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Post by Autumnday » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:13 am

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Sorry about the broken link in my post sharing Who Are You?
I will remove it if someone will tell me how or will the administrator please remove it.
Thank you

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Post by p22 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:08 am

Autumnday wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:13 am
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Sorry about the broken link in my post sharing Who Are You?
I will remove it if someone will tell me how or will the administrator please remove it.
Thank you

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Good morning, Autumnday :waving:

I found your link:

https://tricycle.org/magazine/who-are-you/

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Post by fuki » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:54 am

Autumnday wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:59 pm

Do you see English?
No.
Do you see Peter?
I don't know.
Good. Now we can begin.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Wonderful, thanks for sharing!
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Post by Crystal » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:56 am

Autumnday wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Trees are my favorite beings. They provide endless contemplation, and their roots are top-notch meditation places.
You might enjoy reading "The Hidden Life of Trees" by Peter Wohlleben.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Life-Tr ... 1771642483



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Post by fuki » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:09 pm

Crystal wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:56 am
Autumnday wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Trees are my favorite beings. They provide endless contemplation, and their roots are top-notch meditation places.
You might enjoy reading "The Hidden Life of Trees" by Peter Wohlleben.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Life-Tr ... 1771642483
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Post by desertwoodworker » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:35 am

"What are you due to?"

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Post by Larry » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:16 am

desertwoodworker wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:35 am
"What are you due to?"

--Anonymous
:D

Answers on a postcard :D

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Post by Crystal » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 pm

A poem by the late Tibetan Kagyu teacher Gendun Rinpoche (1918 -1997)


HAPPINESS

Happiness cannot be found
through great effort and willpower,
but is already here, right now,
in relaxation and letting go.
Don't strain yourself, there is nothing to do.
Whatever arises in the mind
has no importance at all,
because it has no reality whatsoever.
Don't become attached to it. Don't pass judgement.
Let the game happen on its own,
emerging and falling back
- without changing anything -
and all will vanish and begin anew, without end.
Only our searching for happiness prevents us from seeing it.
It is like a rainbow which you run after without ever catching it.
Although it does not exist, it has always been there
and accompanies you every instant.
Don't believe in the reality
of good and bad experiences;
they are like rainbows.
Wanting to grasp the ungraspable,you exhaust yourself in vain.
As soon as you relax this grasping,
there is space - open, inviting and comfortable.
So make use of it. Everything is already yours.
Search no more,
Don't go into the inextricable jungle
looking for the elephant who is already quietly at home.
Nothing to do,
nothing to force,
nothing to want
and everything happens by itself.


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