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The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby garudha » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:50 am

Invitation to forum members:

Please provide a profound and poetic statement/line/question/etc, "The absolute truth in one sentence", in this thread.
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby plwk » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:37 am

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Can't get more profound than that...
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby dzogchungpa » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:55 am

Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby smcj » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:03 am

dzogchungpa wrote:


I can't top that. Well done.

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:01 am

" " ?
"We're chained to the world and we all gotta pull" -Tom Waits
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby smcj » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:39 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:" " ?



The Prajnaparamita Sutras come in all different lengths. One is 8,000 lines, I believe. The Diamond Sutra is longer that the Heart Sutra. The shortest sutra of all the Prajnaparamita Sutras is simply the letter "ཨ" (AH), hence my admiration for the answer to the O.P. It is also, not simply coincidence, the letter ChNN has you visualize in his guru-yoga I believe.
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby dharmagoat » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:46 am

I'll have a go using words:

"Nothing is as it seems."
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby ReasonAndRhyme » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:49 am

dzogchungpa wrote:


Yup. That, and:

"Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muß man schweigen." L. Wittgenstein, TLP
"Forget about being clever, and simply remain." Guru Rinpoche, Treasures from Juniper Ridge
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby smcj » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:53 am

dharmagoat wrote:I'll have a go using words:

"Nothing is as it seems."


Not bad. Along the same lines garudha wrote on the "Difference between CS. and mind" thread:

You don't actually exist so stop being so selfish.

End.


I like that one too.
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Simon E. » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:21 am

I see no reason not to frame that as " You don't exist so do whatever the frig you like "..

Which, should you ever drop in to certain 'Zen' forums, you will find is quite a popular view.

And which is the rationalisation of certain behaviours which denote a particular variety of personality disorder. Often stemming from psychological alienation.
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby LastLegend » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:45 am

"The absolute truth in one sentence" gives birth to all answers in this thread.
NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

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must not be afraid of losing your bodies and your lives―
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:16 pm

There is no absolute truth only relative lies?
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby seeker242 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:21 pm

I have to take a shit and we're out of toilet paper.
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Sönam » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:39 pm

In one word ... Emptiness

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By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby oushi » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:44 pm

Sherab Dorje wrote:There is no absolute truth only relative lies?

Best one so far.
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby conebeckham » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:34 pm

Nothing is as it seems to be, nor is it otherwise.
May any merit generated by on-line discussion
Be dedicated to the Ultimate Benefit of All Sentient Beings.
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Anders » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:42 pm

Although I am fond of Ajahn Sumedho's

    "All your thoughts are garbage. You may think that some of them are good but you should consider the possibility that all your thoughts are garbage."

I think I will side with Shunryu Suzuki's assesment of the essence of Buddhism:

    Everything is impermanent. Everything.
"Even if my body should be burnt to death in the fires of hell
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

--- Gandavyuha Sutra
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Anders » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:48 pm

Simon E. wrote:I see no reason not to frame that as " You don't exist so do whatever the frig you like "..

Which, should you ever drop in to certain 'Zen' forums, you will find is quite a popular view.


What are these forums? I haven't encountered them yet.
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I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Simon E. » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:53 pm

Anders wrote:
Simon E. wrote:I see no reason not to frame that as " You don't exist so do whatever the frig you like "..

Which, should you ever drop in to certain 'Zen' forums, you will find is quite a popular view.


What are these forums? I haven't encountered them yet.

Well thats ok then isn't it...

If you drop me a PM I will tell you about one of them. :smile:
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Vajraprajnakhadga » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:49 pm

Absolute truth is illusory.
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