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    If you meet the Buddha on the road ...

    Fill in the blanks ...
    Last edited by Myozan Kodo; 12-14-2012 at 08:11 PM.

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    Ask him the way.

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    ...check his teeth. You might have rushed brushing them in the morning.


    Gassho,

    Hans Chudo Mongen

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    Ask for directions

    Gassho

    Shawn

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    say hello

    Oaken
    Trying to go straight ahead on a narrow mountain path which has ninety-three curves

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    If? Is Buddha not always on the road?
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Run.

    _/\_
    Last edited by Jishin; 12-15-2012 at 02:14 AM.

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    When is the Buddha not met? Buddha meets Buddha as Buddha in Buddha shoes Buddhas on down a road that's also Buddha.

    Yet, I would ask him directions for the fastest and best route to Buddha.

    (this is a fun game)
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    Tip your hat and smile in recognition,
    Then let go as you pass him by
    Riding the ox backwards
    Into the unknown
    In a spring outside time, flowers bloom on a withered tree;
    you ride a jade elephant backwards, chasing the winged dragon-deer;
    now as you hide far beyond innumerable peaks--
    the white moon, a cool breeze, the dawn of a fortunate day

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    ...smile...
    Heisoku
    平 息

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    be yourself
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    P.S. Yup, I know, my English sucks

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    Teach him how to 'high five'!
    _/\_
    Jigetsu

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    Ask him why the chicken crossed the road.
    Ordained Priest -In-Training
    Please take what I say with a grain of salt,
    especially in matters of the Dharma!

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    embrace him as an old friend.
    Jiken Daido - Unsui at Treeleaf's Brother Sangha, the Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage.

    Do not just accept what I say. Decide for yourself if it rings true for you

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    . . . I probably wouldn't even recognize him.

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    He thinks, "Wow, that guy looks just like the Buddha!" Oops! He forgot where he is going.

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    ... watch where you're stepping or you'll slip on the ice.

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    ...just mean that you have been blind before, utterly blind, now it stands in front of you, don t get another kind of blindness. Whatever, but please don t be attached and look behind you as you part. You simply cannot part. And nobody needs to make a big deal out of it. So, whatever...

    Gassho


    Taigu

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    wasn't this a koan and the answer was 'kill him'
    meaning don't make buddha or anything out of self and other.
    what is meeting?
    _/_
    Rich
    MUHYO
    無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

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    Of course every single answer you have given so far to this koan is right. Whatever. And you don t even need to recognize it, it-she-he cannot be recognized, just lived.

    Gassho


    Taigu

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    Yes Rich, and killing precisely means the self getting to meet the self within the self, concepts, ideas, expectations, the whole garbage and load dropped. So smiling, running, showing him the way do apply. There is not a single answer to this. It would be still carving an idea as to how to proceed.


    Gassho



    Taigu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taigu View Post
    Yes Rich, and killing precisely means the self getting to meet the self within the self, concepts, ideas, expectations, the whole garbage and load dropped. So smiling, running, showing him the way do apply. There is not a single answer to this. It would be still carving an idea as to how to proceed.


    Gassho



    Taigu
    yes, thanks. no idea on how to proceed. just do what needs to be done like pay the bills. will be flying today so , will meet the buddha on the plane.
    _/_
    Rich
    MUHYO
    無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

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    That was my thought, too, Rich: What is there to do? Paraphrasing a Heinlein character, "Thou art Buddha!"

    Or how about this: You merge into each other as you go your separate ways.

    Gassho,

    Lisa

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    Now, can we please stop the analyzing and get on with filling in the blanks!
    In a spring outside time, flowers bloom on a withered tree;
    you ride a jade elephant backwards, chasing the winged dragon-deer;
    now as you hide far beyond innumerable peaks--
    the white moon, a cool breeze, the dawn of a fortunate day

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    ...excuse me, just one thing.....
    Heisoku
    平 息

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    ... Oh, or on the information super highway ...

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    ... ask him if he knows the way is now online.

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    All the really clever responses have been taken... even the no response..


    ah..
    大山

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