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No Attachment to Dust

Started by Semile. Last reply by Dr. SohiniBen Shukla Nov 2, 2013. 2 Replies

Zengetsu, a Chinese master of the T'ang dynasty, wrote the following advice for his pupils:Living in the…Continue

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The Stingy Artist

Started by Semile. Last reply by Semile Sep 20, 2013. 2 Replies

Gessen was an artist monk. Before he would start a drawing or painting he always insisted upon…Continue

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Is That So?

Started by Semile. Last reply by Bonnie Sep 17, 2013. 1 Reply

The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbors as one…Continue

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Comment by Lily on September 9, 2013 at 8:39pm

Great Group Thank You Semile !

Comment by STAR* on November 9, 2012 at 6:11am

wow Esshna left? ?

Comment by STAR* on November 9, 2012 at 4:15am

thank you dear Esshna for inviting me,

im familiar with zen healing;

its also used by sirian ambassadors right now in inner earth for healing :) <333

Comment by BarbaraLee on November 8, 2012 at 2:54am

thank you for inviting me...i love you

Comment by turtles on November 7, 2012 at 6:22pm
Comment by turtles on November 6, 2012 at 7:03pm
Thank you Esshna!
Great to be apart of this group!
My one hand is clapping!!! :)
Comment by Ara on November 5, 2012 at 4:15am

lol ... Esshna ... now we have some Zen ... ;) thanks

Comment by turtles on November 5, 2012 at 4:12am
Comment by Ara on November 4, 2012 at 8:43pm

~This Zen Buddhist Monk walks up to a hotdog stand and says to the vender, "Give me one with everything". So the vender makes him a hotdog with everything, hands it to the Buddhist Monk. The Buddhist gives him a twenty dollar bill, the vender takes it, puts it in his cash register and shuts the door. The Buddhist says, "Wait, where's my change?" The vender replies, "Change must come from within".

~"Four monks were meditating in a monastery. All of a sudden the prayer flag on the roof started flapping.
The younger monk came out of his meditation and said: "Flag is flapping"
A more experienced monk said: "Wind is flapping"
A third monk who had been there for more than 20 years said: "Mind is flapping."
The fourth monk who was the eldest said: "Mouths are flapping!"


Master and Pupil
Says the Master to his pupil: "Do you understand that you don't really exist?"
Upon which the pupil replies: "Whom are you telling that?"


Doing nothing
A Buddhist phones the monastery and asks the monk “Can you come to do a blessing for my new house?”
The monk replies “Sorry, I’m busy.”
“What are you doing? Can I help?”
“I’m doing nothing”, replied the monk, “Doing nothing is a monk’s core business and you can’t help me with that.”
So the next day the Buddhist phones again, “Can you please come to my house for a blessing?”
“Sorry,” said the monk, “I’m busy.”
“What are you doing?”
“I’m doing nothing,” replied the monk.
“But that was what you were doing yesterday!”, said the Buddhist.
“Correct”, replied the monk, “I’m not finished yet!"
Ajahn Brahm

Comment by Dr. SohiniBen Shukla on November 4, 2012 at 12:24pm

Dear Esshna,

Thanks for this beautiful group....and inviting me ....



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