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    Floating

    Success and failure are your journey."
    ~ Chogyam Trungpa


    The days flow, varying, from rapids to a trickle, and back. Looking endlessly at the bank, the stream of thoughts cease. Just a moment, here. A moment, needed to right ones mind in the torrent of sensations and reflections, ideas and impressions. In flowing water keeping one's feet becomes difficult. Every wave and swell is death incarnate, or is it the ego-death? Trek ever forward, with refuge, everywhere once found within.

    Green branch, summer born,
    Ride water, ever changing,
    Beyond, it's just this.


    Greetings Sangha,

    Yet to greet, yet to meet. Hello all and thank you.

    Mu,
    Arthus

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    Hello, nice.

    Gassho,
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    Beautifully said Arthus! As it's been said, don't just go with the flow; be the flowing

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    Welcome

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

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    Green branch, summer born,
    Ride water, ever changing,
    Beyond, it's just this.
    Your haiku, Arthus? Is lovely.

    Welcome!

    Andy

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    _/\_

    Came across a quote today by a less studied philosopher.

    "To recognize untruth as a condition of life--that certainty which means resisting accustomed value feelings in a dangerous way; and a philosophy that risks this would by that token alone place itself beyond good and evil."

    ~Friedrich Nietzsche

    Wowie Zowie

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    We sit beyond true and false. Drop all judgments of "true" and "false", "good vs. evil". Here 1 = 2 = XYZ.

    And yet, like the other side of a no sided coin, we sit right as true and false, because 2 + 2 will never equal 5, and the sun does not circle the earth. Good and Evil truly exist, as the news reports demonstrate each day in Boston, Syria and many places.

    Buddha was more Super than Nietzsche's Superman!

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    For my afternoon sit, after Deshan's "Neither Asking nor Not Asking".

    Many thanks,
    Arthus
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthus View Post
    For my afternoon sit, after Deshan's "Neither Asking nor Not Asking".

    Many thanks,
    Arthus
    Why not before instead of after?

    I hit you.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Deshan asked, 'What difference would it make...?'

    Kowtow

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    Yes, well, I am going to leave the "Dharma Combat" right there. I stink at it.

    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Laughs. 'Combat' portends purpose. No purpose, no not-purpose eh?

    This one thanks you and Deshan in the same way.

    Gassho Sensei,

    Arthus

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthus View Post
    Laughs. 'Combat' portends purpose. No purpose, no not-purpose eh?

    This one thanks you and Deshan in the same way.

    Gassho Sensei,

    Arthus
    No, I just meant that I stink at "Dharma Combat", that "this one" is really bad at it.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    If that was combat, consider the sword sheathed. Though this 'combat' makes for fun Wittgensteinian language games, "words are wind."

    While the form of thanks is sitting, the mud fights stress-test my dharmic tenacity (open invitation).

    Nothing but thanks for all you do teacher.

    ~arthus

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    Senior Member Amelia's Avatar
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    ...Still, though... a lot of words...
    迎 Geika

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    How many is a lot?

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    Senior Member Amelia's Avatar
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    A lot
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    Gassho oneesan,
    Hajimemashite (Nice to meet you)

    Though I don't know 'A lot',
    I fear we are "like planting seeds on stone".

    And though I don't know what's out there,
    We could take a look.

    ~arthus
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthus View Post
    Gassho oneesan,
    Hajimemashite (Nice to meet you)

    Though I don't know 'A lot',
    I fear we are "like planting seeds on stone".

    And though I don't know what's out there,
    We could take a look.

    ~arthus
    Hey Arthus,

    Do you always talk like this? I mean, when you are in Starbucks, does your order go ...

    The days flow, varying, from rapids to a trickle, and back.

    What size?

    Though I don't know 'A lot',
    I fear we are "like planting seeds on stone".


    Whipped cream?

    Every wave and swell is death incarnate, or is it the ego-death?


    Or maybe you just don't go to Starbucks.


    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Haha. Well struck, though they usually set the rules with 'what drink can I start for you?' And wham! Mud-dy.

    Verbosity, while practically useful, is still murky and the cause of confusion. Trying to explain colors to the lifelong blind.

    So a 'mocha with an extra shot' is ordered and received, just try to stay afloat. Using whatever pieces can be found.

    Admittedly still working on sitting between the 'two iron mountains'.


    TL; DR Yes Arthus is strange, he talks like this to those who listen. And to build some sweet mud forts with friends.

    Gassho

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    Senior Member Amelia's Avatar
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    I'm sure you have a beautiful range of vocabulary, but load a sentence up with too many words and it becomes hard to understand. I'm not having an easy time figuring out what it is you want to say, Arthus, if anything in particular.

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    Hit the nail on the head methinks. Just a pig in mud.

    So nothing, in particular.

    New guy testing the waters, floating and bumping into things.

    Appreciate you humoring a bloke.


    ~arthus

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    Can you read something without feeling the need to reply? We'll see.

    Gassho,
    Dosho
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    With your help and guidance from Jundo & Taigu
    I am learning, but please take what I say with a
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dosho View Post
    Can you read something without feeling the need to reply? We'll see.

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    That was wisdom Dosho - and speaking for myself I still haven't got the impulse under control !

    Gassho

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    It is nice to meet.
    And while the winds gust, brother,
    two lips will blow too.

    Have we figured out why Bodhidharma came from India yet?

    Gassho Brothers and Sisters,
    ~arthus

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthus View Post
    It is nice to meet.
    And while the winds gust, brother,
    two lips will blow too.

    Have we figured out why Bodhidharma came from India yet?

    Gassho Brothers and Sisters,
    ~arthus
    Some say he wanted to bring true buddhism to china because it had gone to their heads.
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