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  • arthus
    Member
    • Feb 2013
    • 20

    Floating

    Success and failure are your journey."
    ~ Chogyam Trungpa


    The days flow, varying, from rapids to a trickle, and back. Looking endlessly at the bank, the stream of thoughts cease. Just a moment, here. A moment, needed to right ones mind in the torrent of sensations and reflections, ideas and impressions. In flowing water keeping one's feet becomes difficult. Every wave and swell is death incarnate, or is it the ego-death? Trek ever forward, with refuge, everywhere once found within.

    Green branch, summer born,
    Ride water, ever changing,
    Beyond, it's just this.


    Greetings Sangha,

    Yet to greet, yet to meet. Hello all and thank you.

    Mu,
    Arthus
    "Right Straight On."
  • Juki
    Member
    • Dec 2012
    • 771

    #2
    Hello, nice.

    Gassho,
    William
    "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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    • alan.r
      Member
      • Jan 2012
      • 546

      #3
      As Fugen says: Hi.
      Shōmon

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      • Nameless
        Member
        • Apr 2013
        • 461

        #4
        Beautifully said Arthus! As it's been said, don't just go with the flow; be the flowing

        Gassho,
        John

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        • Kyonin
          Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
          • Oct 2010
          • 6742

          #5
          Welcome

          Gassho,

          Kyonin
          Hondō Kyōnin
          奔道 協忍

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          • Kokuu
            Treeleaf Priest
            • Nov 2012
            • 6786

            #6
            Green branch, summer born,
            Ride water, ever changing,
            Beyond, it's just this.
            Your haiku, Arthus? Is lovely.

            Welcome!

            Andy

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            • arthus
              Member
              • Feb 2013
              • 20

              #7
              _/\_

              Came across a quote today by a less studied philosopher.

              "To recognize untruth as a condition of life--that certainty which means resisting accustomed value feelings in a dangerous way; and a philosophy that risks this would by that token alone place itself beyond good and evil."

              ~Friedrich Nietzsche

              Wowie Zowie
              "Right Straight On."

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              • Jundo
                Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                • Apr 2006
                • 39459

                #8
                We sit beyond true and false. Drop all judgments of "true" and "false", "good vs. evil". Here 1 = 2 = XYZ.

                And yet, like the other side of a no sided coin, we sit right as true and false, because 2 + 2 will never equal 5, and the sun does not circle the earth. Good and Evil truly exist, as the news reports demonstrate each day in Boston, Syria and many places.

                Buddha was more Super than Nietzsche's Superman!

                Gassho, J
                ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                • arthus
                  Member
                  • Feb 2013
                  • 20

                  #9
                  For my afternoon sit, after Deshan's "Neither Asking nor Not Asking".

                  Many thanks,
                  Arthus
                  Last edited by arthus; 05-09-2013, 08:02 PM.
                  "Right Straight On."

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                  • Jundo
                    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                    • Apr 2006
                    • 39459

                    #10
                    Originally posted by arthus
                    For my afternoon sit, after Deshan's "Neither Asking nor Not Asking".

                    Many thanks,
                    Arthus
                    Why not before instead of after?

                    I hit you.

                    Gassho, J
                    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                    • arthus
                      Member
                      • Feb 2013
                      • 20

                      #11
                      Deshan asked, 'What difference would it make...?'

                      Kowtow
                      "Right Straight On."

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                      • Jundo
                        Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                        • Apr 2006
                        • 39459

                        #12
                        Yes, well, I am going to leave the "Dharma Combat" right there. I stink at it.

                        Gassho, Jundo
                        ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                        • arthus
                          Member
                          • Feb 2013
                          • 20

                          #13
                          Laughs. 'Combat' portends purpose. No purpose, no not-purpose eh?

                          This one thanks you and Deshan in the same way.

                          Gassho Sensei,

                          Arthus
                          "Right Straight On."

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                          • Jundo
                            Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                            • Apr 2006
                            • 39459

                            #14
                            Originally posted by arthus
                            Laughs. 'Combat' portends purpose. No purpose, no not-purpose eh?

                            This one thanks you and Deshan in the same way.

                            Gassho Sensei,

                            Arthus
                            No, I just meant that I stink at "Dharma Combat", that "this one" is really bad at it.

                            Gassho, J
                            ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                            • arthus
                              Member
                              • Feb 2013
                              • 20

                              #15
                              If that was combat, consider the sword sheathed. Though this 'combat' makes for fun Wittgensteinian language games, "words are wind."

                              While the form of thanks is sitting, the mud fights stress-test my dharmic tenacity (open invitation).

                              Nothing but thanks for all you do teacher.

                              ~arthus
                              "Right Straight On."

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