Linjis teachings overlooked

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby pueraeternus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:28 am

If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true of false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced.

- The Open-Ended Proof from The Panoplia Prophetica

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby Astus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:48 am

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

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

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

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



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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby Astus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:07 am

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

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

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

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



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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby greentara » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:17 am

"Post-Gupta India saw the rise of feudalism with both Hindu and Buddhist doctrines shifting towards dependence on living authorities rather than scripture. In other words, more pressing concern with hierarchy and authority than before" Yes this is true but there was an alternative path as well as some devotees took to singing devotional songs and became homeless, wandering minstrels singing the praises of the divine and moving right away from authority of strict scipture. Two that jump to mind are the beautiful songs of the 'low caste' Kanaka Purandar and Purandara dasa who was a jeweller and gave all his wealth away after a mystical, life changing experience

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby oushi » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:53 am

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby Astus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:43 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

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

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

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



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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby oushi » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:18 pm

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby Astus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:54 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

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

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

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



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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby oushi » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:05 pm

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby Astus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:18 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

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

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

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



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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby oushi » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:34 pm

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby pueraeternus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:44 pm

If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true of false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced.

- The Open-Ended Proof from The Panoplia Prophetica

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby Astus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:20 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

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

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

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



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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby oushi » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:24 pm

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby Astus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:37 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

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

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

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



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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby oushi » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:51 pm

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby Astus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:19 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

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

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

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



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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby oushi » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:37 pm

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby LastLegend » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:06 pm

Oushi, what have you been smoking?
NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: Linjis teachings overlooked

Postby Astus » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:36 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

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

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

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




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