Express your Zen in 10 words.

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bokki
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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by bokki » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:47 pm

one.
oh, that's just one...
ok, ill add another...
one.

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by WuMing » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:06 pm

Masters of old
would hit you
for asking
dumb questions
Life is great and death has to be just as great as life.
- Mike Tyson
People not only don't know what's happening to them, they don't even know that they don't know.
- Noam Chomsky

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by cjdevries » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:25 am

sincerity and hard work
are not enough;
you need laughter!

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by Astus » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:48 pm

The cat cut in two plays with an ox tail.

Also:

"One, two, three, four, five,
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten."
(Zen Sand, 10.30, p 373)
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by bokki » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:11 pm

let's allow Astus
30 words,
10 is just too little

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by bokki » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:48 pm

have you
heard more than one word?
what's the word?

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 am

It's like whoah man.
But seriously, it's like
Whoah, whoah.
"...if you think about how many hours, months and years of your life you've spent looking at things, being fascinated by things that have now passed away, then how wonderful to spend even five minutes looking into the nature of your own mind."

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by DNS » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:58 am

We don't have the time
For psychological romance;
Word Up!

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by well wisher » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:59 am

Grand future: all sentient beings are Buddhas - all sufferings eliminated

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by well wisher » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:05 am

sitting quietly, sorting mind and thoughts out, fetters evaporating

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by seeker242 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:54 am

Dogs bark, birds chirp, why is that not good enough?
One should not kill any living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite any other to kill. Do never injure any being, whether strong or weak, in this entire universe!

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by bokki » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:56 pm

not the weapon,
but the heart,
wins.
once again,
one.

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by tatpurusa » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:07 pm

:yinyang: :yinyang:

It is all relative, ten words can be quite non-dualistic:

"Resulting from our state of pretending to remain without thoughts"

In Hungarian could be expressed by just one word:
gondolatlanságoskodásainktól

or:
"Originating from our state of pretending to stay without concepts"

One word Hungarian:
Elképzelésnélküliségeskedéseinkből.

:rolling: :yinyang: :stirthepot: :stirthepot: :yinyang: :rolling:

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by Mantrik » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:14 pm

GATE GATE PARA GATE PARA SAM GATE

GATE LESS GATE
http://www.khyung.com ཁྲོཾ

Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe
Suvarna Pakshaya Dheemahe
Thanno Garuda Prachodayath

Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्)

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by Simon E. » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:42 pm

One is too many.
Nine is not nearly enough.
“You don’t know it. You just know about it. That is not the same thing.”

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to me.

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by bokki » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:48 pm

let's allow tatpurusa
50 words
and a Hungarian language lesson.

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by LastLegend » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:45 pm

Radical lunatics!
Wielding the sword.
Head straight!
Don’t look back.
Make personal vows.

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by KeithA » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:01 pm

tatpurusa wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:07 pm
:yinyang: :yinyang:

It is all relative, ten words can be quite non-dualistic:

"Resulting from our state of pretending to remain without thoughts"

In Hungarian could be expressed by just one word:
gondolatlanságoskodásainktól

or:
"Originating from our state of pretending to stay without concepts"

One word Hungarian:
Elképzelésnélküliségeskedéseinkből.

:rolling: :yinyang: :stirthepot: :stirthepot: :yinyang: :rolling:
:offtopic:

:tongue:
You make, you get.

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by el gatito » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:49 pm

...fourty tree days
in just three words...

welcome to Chile

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Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Post by el gatito » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 pm

...take what you want
then burn them down...

happy shopping!

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