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#1 2007-01-02 01:02:47

dstone
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Zen quip for the New Year

Shunryu Suzuki, on breathing, wrote:

What we call "I" is just a swinging door which
moves when we inhale and when we exhale.


When it is rainy, I am in the rain. When it is windy, I am in the wind.  - Mitsuo Aida

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#2 2007-01-02 10:02:55

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Re: Zen quip for the New Year

What about the period between the inhalation and exhalation ? ....or, exhalation and inhalation ?

Kel.     


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#3 2007-01-02 10:45:21

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Re: Zen quip for the New Year

"Morning, noon and evening, you slave in the service of the self" - Buddha.


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#4 2007-01-02 12:40:36

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Re: Zen quip for the New Year

Karmajampa wrote:

What about the period between the inhalation and exhalation ? ....or, exhalation and inhalation ?

The door stops, momentarily, and changes direction of its swing.  At that instant, maybe we do not exist at all.

Not existing when not breathing.  Seems reasonable.

-Darren.


When it is rainy, I am in the rain. When it is windy, I am in the wind.  - Mitsuo Aida

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#5 2007-01-02 16:05:46

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Re: Zen quip for the New Year

"seems reasonable"......nothing is reasonable !

Why are we born only to find out the only certainty we have is that we will die !

I spend my days trying to re-invent a God I don't hate.

Between the breaths is a moment when we may see that all is illusion. A moment of non-clinging and non-grasping, but alas, we are so human.

Happy breathing, happy dying.

Back to face that wall with this desperate will.

Kel.   


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#6 2007-01-03 05:28:47

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Re: Zen quip for the New Year

Where there's a wall there's a way.

Regards,

Harry.


"As God once said, and I think rightly..." (Margaret Thatcher)

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#7 2007-01-03 15:04:05

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Re: Zen quip for the New Year

When the Dragon swallows the Black Pearl.

Kel......


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#8 2007-01-03 18:41:20

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Re: Zen quip for the New Year

When the swallows come back to Capistrano.

-Darren.


When it is rainy, I am in the rain. When it is windy, I am in the wind.  - Mitsuo Aida

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#9 2007-01-03 21:05:48

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Re: Zen quip for the New Year

as the dog wallows.....ascent.


kerry:)


The temple bell stops, but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers. -Basho

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