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Will you choose him?

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Re: Will you choose him?

Postby santa100 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:09 pm

The Fifth Patriarch was very wise. He knew that Huineng was the one, but also knew that the rest of his disciples were not quite at the level to use this truth. That's why he encouraged his other students to continue to practice Shenxiu's method instead of Huineng's. All the different methods have their time and place. It wouldn't be a good idea to mix up the order of execution..

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Re: Will you choose him?

Postby alan » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:26 am

I'm sorry, but that is not a sensible answer.

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Re: Will you choose him?

Postby santa100 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:21 am

I won't say much because we're touching Zen territory now. But before jumping to conclusion too quickly, it'd make sense to first get more details about the story and its context.. (ref: http://zen.thetao.info/read/platform.htm )

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Re: Will you choose him?

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:16 pm

The first guy was still attached to body and mind. The second had let go of his body and seen his mind for what it was. Thats it.

Why are we discussing the sutra of hui neng on a theravadan forum :)
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Re: Will you choose him?

Postby Fede » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:14 pm

Because in spite of many other forums existing which focus solely on Mahayana, Darwid seems to think it ok to post questions focussing mainly on Mahayana teachings and traditions, on a Theravada forum.

And like ninnies, we engage.
Frankly, I like you, am stumped. :smile:
"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: Will you choose him?

Postby DarwidHalim » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:41 am

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I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!

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Re: Will you choose him?

Postby Platypus » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:18 am

*checks to see if I am on Dharma wheel*
Nope.

Why are you "testing" people?

I probably would choose someone who didn't waste their time scralling on the walls. Because firstly it shows they respect the monastery, secondly it shows they are busy practising the dhamma rather than showing off their attainment.

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Re: Will you choose him?

Postby Fede » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:08 am

"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


http://www.armchairadvice.co.uk/relationships/forum/

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Re: Will you choose him?

Postby DarwidHalim » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:35 am

Dear Moderators,

This thread has reached the target, which I have intended.

The moral story of this thread is for our own reflection.

DON'T STAY IN FRONT OF THE DOOR, but

PLEASE ENTER THE DOOR.

Other further comments would only be a personal issue and won't bring any benefits if this is continued. In this light, I suggest this thread to be closed or locked.

Thank you.
I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!

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Re: Will you choose him?

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