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Looking for source of quote

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Looking for source of quote

Postby cooran » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:31 pm

Hello all,

Can anyone tell me if this quote is correct, and where it comes from:

Do not travel far to other dusty lands, forsaking your own sitting place;
if you cannot find the truth where you are now, you will never find it.


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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby Sobeh » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:54 pm

It's widely attributed to Dogen, but as for whether it's from one or another of the Shobogenzo fascicles, or another text altogether, I cannot discern.

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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby bodom » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:10 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby cooran » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:26 am

Thanks Sobeh and bodom ~ much appreciated.

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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:40 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby Fede » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:45 pm

"Quote" - is the verb.
I quote, you quote, he/she/it quotes...

'Quotation' is the noun.
Although 'quote' is habitually used, properly and strictly speaking, it is incorrect in usage as a noun.

(Awaits slapped face. On second thoughts, runs.) :embarassed:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby PeterB » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:54 pm

Technically true Fede, but language is always changing and one of the ways that English is changing is a blurring in function between verb and noun.
And of course we must remember that Cooran, Ben, Retro etc etc. muddle along quite well, the little darlings, considering the fact that they are antipodeans....

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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby Fede » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:51 pm

True, true and true. .

I guess they can't help it, bless 'em.
(Still hiding by the way......!) :tongue:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby PeterB » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:02 pm

Probably my turn to hide before the Oz/Kiwi shift clock on.... :?:

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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby cooran » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:10 am

Dear Fede and PeterB, and all,

Lets face it English is a stupid language.
There is no egg in the eggplant
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England
French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly
Boxing rings are square
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don‘t fing.
If the plural of tooth is teeth
Shouldn‘t the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
If the teacher taught,
Why didn‘t the preacher praught.

If a vegetarian eats vegetables
What the heck does a humanitarian eat?
Why do people recite at a play
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways
How can the weather be as hot as hell on one day
And as cold as hell on another

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as
It burns down
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn‘t a race at all)

That is why
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts
But when I wind up this poem
It ends.
http://cyber-tango.com/jokes/jokeseu.html#irish

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Chris
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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby PeterB » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:32 am

:smile:

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Re: Looking for source of quote

Postby Bankei » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:31 am

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