The Desert is Quiet

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Mr. G
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The Desert is Quiet

Post by Mr. G » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:19 pm

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by Josef » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:22 pm

Thats what it looks like across the street from my house.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by rory » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:14 am

It's beautiful; where are you; New Mexico, Arizona? I bet the sky at night is amazing.
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Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by Josef » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:36 am

rory wrote:It's beautiful; where are you; New Mexico, Arizona? I bet the sky at night is amazing.
gassho
Rory
Arizona, north of Scottsdale.
The sky at night is absolutely beautiful.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by rory » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:16 am

Aha, I know Scottsdale, was at Orme for a summer, the desert is incredible. Must be wonderful to meditate there...I love the quiet myself, unfortunately in the video the pinky character never stopped.
gassho
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Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
https://www.tendai-usa.org/

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:04 am

Nice. Yea, Arizona has amazing night skies. I wish I could see them more often!

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by maybay » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:34 am

Next you're going to tell me samsara is beautiful...
People will know nothing and everything
Remember nothing and everything
Think nothing and everything
Do nothing and everything
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by rory » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:30 am

Sure; Samsara is Nirvana!
gassho
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Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
https://www.tendai-usa.org/

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by maybay » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:52 am

rory wrote:Sure; Samsara is Nirvana!
gassho
Rory
Where did you get that idea?
People will know nothing and everything
Remember nothing and everything
Think nothing and everything
Do nothing and everything
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by rory » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:31 am

Nagarjuna!
Hence Nagarjuna writes: "There is nothing whatever which differentiates samsara from nirvana; and there is nothing whatever which differentiates nirvana from samsara. The extreme limit of nirvana is also the extreme limit of samsara; there is not the slightest bit of difference between these two" (M 25: 19-20
ttp://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=2364" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
https://www.tendai-usa.org/

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by justsit » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:34 pm

...the desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold...

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by maybay » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:14 pm

rory wrote:Nagarjuna!
Hence Nagarjuna writes: "There is nothing whatever which differentiates samsara from nirvana; and there is nothing whatever which differentiates nirvana from samsara. The extreme limit of nirvana is also the extreme limit of samsara; there is not the slightest bit of difference between these two" (M 25: 19-20
ttp://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=2364" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

gassho
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Seems like the long way round. Why take the long way round unless he was trying to avoid something.
People will know nothing and everything
Remember nothing and everything
Think nothing and everything
Do nothing and everything
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Post by dianah » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:53 pm

Beautiful, thank you!
I live in the Mojave desert northeast from the city of Mojave in a place called California City. I can see the Sierras from my back yard.
The Desert does have its great beauty and solitude...
Best Wishes! di

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