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Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby mujushinkyo » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:31 pm

A Zen-inspired prose poem.

Is it really Buddhist?

I don't know.

Here's a poem for you:

Did Shakyamuni really sit down & wake up under that tree
or was he just conning everybody?
After all, the man seems to have had no credentials.
Why should anybody believe a thing he taught?
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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:58 pm

Under every blade of grass there sits a Buddha
teaching truth to all whose heart can "hear".
Adorned with the major and minor marks
medals honoring the countless battles he fought.
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby oldbob » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:47 pm

mujushinkyo wrote:A Zen-inspired prose poem.

Is it really Buddhist?

I don't know.

Here's a poem for you:

Did Shakyamuni really sit down & wake up under that tree
or was he just conning everybody?
After all, the man seems to have had no credentials.
Why should anybody believe a thing he taught?




b the wind - b the rain

b all that u can b in the ah-me
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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:44 am

Actually, apart from the fact that he was enlightened the Buddha was also qualified to teach on the basis of the following:
He left Rajagaha and practised under two hermit teachers. After mastering the teachings of Alara Kalama (Skr. Ārāḍa Kālāma), he was asked by Kalama to succeed him. However, Gautama felt unsatisfied by the practise, and moved on to become a student of Udaka Ramaputta (Skr. Udraka Rāmaputra). With him he achieved high levels of meditative consciousness, and was again asked to succeed his teacher. But, once more, he was not satisfied, and again moved on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha
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One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby Simon E. » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:51 am

Its not the Buddha that pulls the con. Its all those who demonstrate their rejection of him by taking Refuge in an idea.
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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:31 am

Simon E. wrote:Its not the Buddha that pulls the con. Its all those who demonstrate their rejection of him by taking Refuge in an idea.

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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby mujushinkyo » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:04 am

gregkavarnos wrote:Actually, apart from the fact that he was enlightened the Buddha was also qualified to teach on the basis of the following:
He left Rajagaha and practised under two hermit teachers. After mastering the teachings of Alara Kalama (Skr. Ārāḍa Kālāma), he was asked by Kalama to succeed him. However, Gautama felt unsatisfied by the practise, and moved on to become a student of Udaka Ramaputta (Skr. Udraka Rāmaputra). With him he achieved high levels of meditative consciousness, and was again asked to succeed his teacher. But, once more, he was not satisfied, and again moved on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha
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Yes, Buddha was qualified to teach in two schools of Hindu Yoga. But was he qualified to teach Buddhism?

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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby mujushinkyo » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:06 am

Simon E. wrote:Its not the Buddha that pulls the con. Its all those who demonstrate their rejection of him by taking Refuge in an idea.


I don't reject Buddha. I am Buddha. So are you, if you'd wake up to it. No, I guess you'd rather argue! The wind wants to comb your hair, the rain wants to bathe you, but you prefer some hopeless and deranged idea of "Emptiness." Go for it! Just don't forget that you always have to come back to This.
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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby Sherab Dorje » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:11 am

mujushinkyo wrote:Yes, Buddha was qualified to teach in two schools of Hindu Yoga. But was he qualified to teach Buddhism?
Now that has to be one of the dumbest things I have heard for a long time. Please refer to above posted poem.
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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby Simon E. » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:35 am

mujushinkyo wrote:
Simon E. wrote:Its not the Buddha that pulls the con. Its all those who demonstrate their rejection of him by taking Refuge in an idea.


I don't reject Buddha. I am Buddha. So are you, if you'd wake up to it. No, I guess you'd rather argue! The wind wants to comb your hair, the rain wants to bathe you, but you prefer some hopeless and deranged idea of "Emptiness." Go for it! Just don't forget that you always have to come back to This.

No. I am not Buddha. You may be for all I know.
I have no idea of Emptiness.
I think you are mistaking me for someone else.
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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby Sherab Dorje » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:24 am

The Buddha taught the path to end suffering,
the ignorant fool!
Venerable Huineng pointed at the moon,
the illiterate simpleton!
Mujushinkyo gives direct introduction to the subtle mystery of the true flower
Bow down to the great sage, unequalled in heaven and on earth!!!

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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby Simon E. » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:34 am

Jolly good. :applause:

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Re: Comb Your Hair in Wind, Take a Bath in Rain

Postby Simon E. » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:47 am

gregkavarnos wrote:The Buddha taught the path to end suffering,
the ignorant fool!
Venerable Huineng pointed at the moon,
the illiterate simpleton!
Mujushinkyo gives direct introduction to the subtle mystery of the true flower
Bow down to the great sage, unequalled in heaven and on earth!!!

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I dont doubt that "the path to end suffering " is an accurate summation of the teachings accredited to the person history knows as the Buddha.
I accept that metaphorically Venerable Huineng pointed at the moon.
I am sure that Mujushinkyo did just as you say.
No argument here.

I have no doubt that those statements of Buddhist doctrine are completely consistent to the system that they seek to elucidate.

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