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  • Tobiishi
    Member
    • Jan 2009
    • 461

    My Great Realization

    These are the Great Things I realized today:

    The peony blossom says yes to everything. Grass derives the most joy from being played upon. The strong nuclear force exhibited by individual itty-bitty atoms is the only thing preventing me from walking through walls. Common sense and religion will always be at odds. The mightiest tree, when seen from a great height, is just another plant. I will never meet the most reclusive person in the world. If I was a fish in the ocean and I got a paper cut, it would hurt like hell all the time. Lucky Charms is sugar-coated superstition in a box. Laughter is the whole point of everything.

    When you finally get your enlightenment, you wake up inside your own head, facing a blank wall upon which is written "You Are Here."

    But that's just me. Gassho.
    It occurs to me that my attachment to this body is entirely arbitrary. All the evidence is subjective.
  • will
    Member
    • Jun 2007
    • 2331

    #2
    Re: My Great Realization

    If I was a fish in the ocean and I got a paper cut, it would hurt like hell all the time.
    You Ah makin me Ah laugh Ah.

    And here's another one to add to the pile:

    The realization that after realizing the most profound realization, we continue to realize realization.

    It's like the whole world stops, and each thing manifests itself as Buddhadharma. There is great light, and the universe speaks through a single blade of grass...

    Then the teacher walks up, smacks us on the back of the head (politely) and says "Hey! The floor isn't going to clean itself you know!"

    W
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    To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
    To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
    To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
    To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
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    • Jundo
      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
      • Apr 2006
      • 39065

      #3
      Re: My Great Realization

      Thank you. Some real goodies in there. Gassho, J
      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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      • Tb
        Member
        • Jan 2008
        • 3186

        #4
        Re: My Great Realization

        Hi.

        _/_

        Mtfbwy
        Tb
        Life is our temple and its all good practice
        Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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        • Tobiishi
          Member
          • Jan 2009
          • 461

          #5
          Re: My Great Realization

          The realization that after realizing the most profound realization, we continue to realize realization.
          Every realization is the most profound of all, which is what makes it possible to continue realizing :wink:
          It occurs to me that my attachment to this body is entirely arbitrary. All the evidence is subjective.

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          • StephanCOH
            Member
            • Apr 2009
            • 67

            #6
            Re: My Great Realization

            Originally posted by Tobiah
            ..., you wake up inside your own head, facing a blank wall upon which is written "You Are Here."
            That is a nice picture.

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            • chicanobudista
              Member
              • Mar 2008
              • 864

              #7
              Re: My Great Realization

              Beware of common sense.
              paz,
              Erik


              Flor de Nopal Sangha

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              • will
                Member
                • Jun 2007
                • 2331

                #8
                Re: My Great Realization

                Bevare. Bevaaaarrre. :shock:
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                To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
                To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
                To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
                To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
                [/size:z6oilzbt]

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                • Tobiishi
                  Member
                  • Jan 2009
                  • 461

                  #9
                  Re: My Great Realization

                  Stepping out of the way of an oncoming truck is common sense.

                  Lavender, armpit and exhaust fumes are common scents.

                  Nickels, pesos and Euros are common cents.
                  It occurs to me that my attachment to this body is entirely arbitrary. All the evidence is subjective.

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                  • chicanobudista
                    Member
                    • Mar 2008
                    • 864

                    #10
                    Re: My Great Realization

                    The problem with common sense or "common sense" is that it used to justify actions or beliefs even when those actions and beliefs have no base at all. "Oh. You know. (group of people be it by ethnicity, gender, take your pick) are just (take your pick of common sense statement). That's why they are where they are. I mean, it's common sense!"

                    Of course, in another level, folks used to believe that it was common sense that the world was flat, tomatos were poisonous, Darwin was crazy I ain't no monkey's uncle, and a sort of many common sense things.
                    paz,
                    Erik


                    Flor de Nopal Sangha

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                    • chicanobudista
                      Member
                      • Mar 2008
                      • 864

                      #11
                      Re: My Great Realization

                      I said beware of "common sense", not kill whatever common sense maybe.

                      Originally posted by Tobiah
                      Stepping out of the way of an oncoming truck is common sense.
                      And if the only way to save a child is to step in from of an oncoming truck, where is common sense?
                      paz,
                      Erik


                      Flor de Nopal Sangha

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                      • will
                        Member
                        • Jun 2007
                        • 2331

                        #12
                        Re: My Great Realization

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                        W
                        [size=85:z6oilzbt]
                        To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
                        To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
                        To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
                        To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
                        [/size:z6oilzbt]

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                        • will
                          Member
                          • Jun 2007
                          • 2331

                          #13
                          Re: My Great Realization

                          As many Zen teachers have said: "It cannot be grasped with the intellect."

                          We live in a very small box. That box could never hold the real us. When the box opens, this is Zen.

                          Let me give you a gift. Actually there is no gift I could give you.

                          Don't play games.

                          Gassho
                          [size=85:z6oilzbt]
                          To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
                          To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
                          To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
                          To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
                          [/size:z6oilzbt]

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                          • ZenYen
                            Member
                            • Apr 2009
                            • 31

                            #14
                            Re: My Great Realization

                            Tobiah: Thanks for your list of realizations. They made a great addition to my day.
                            -------------------------------
                            Gassho, and thanks.
                            -- Z

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                            • Tobiishi
                              Member
                              • Jan 2009
                              • 461

                              #15
                              Re: My Great Realization

                              Erik, I can't tell if I've offended you, or if we're just on different pages... my quips about common sense/scents/cents was just being facetious, I guess. Actually there is no such thing as common sense. Its all objective, and what a majority population agrees upon as common is really just whatever is in fashion and has not been disproved... and anyway, how did we get on the subject of common sense in the first place?

                              My original post was supposed to be playful. I think I was the village idiot in a past life. Gassho.
                              It occurs to me that my attachment to this body is entirely arbitrary. All the evidence is subjective.

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