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Offlinegnrm23
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suggestions for zen students
    #3364114 - 11/15/04 03:22 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

SUGGESTIONS FOR ZEN STUDENTS
(by Zen_Getsu)


  Living in the world, yet not clinging to or forming attachments for the dust of the world, is the way of a true Zen student.

  Witnessing the good actions of another person, encourage yourself to follow his example.  Hearing of the mistaken action of another person, advise yourself not to emulate it.

  Even though you are alone in a dark room conduct yourself as though you were facing a noble guest.

  Express your feelings, but never become more expressive than your true nature.

  A person may look like a fool and yet not be stupid.  He may be conserving his wisdom and guarding it carefully.

  The virtues are the fruits of self-discipline, and do not drop from heaven of themselves like rain or hail.

  Modesty is the foundation of all vitrues.  Let your neighbors find you before you make yourself known to them.

  A noble heart never forces itself forward.  Its words are as rare gems seldom displayed.

  Every day is a fortunate day for the true student.  Time passes but he never lags behind.

  Neither glory nor shame can move his heart.

  Do not discuss right or wrong.  Always censure yourself, never another.

  Some things, although right, were considered wrong for many generations.  Since the value of righteousness may be recognized after centuries, there is no need to crave immediate appreciation.

  Why do you not leave everything to the great law of the universe and pass each day with a peaceful smile?







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the biography of zen-getsu is unknown except that he was a student of toku-san (782-865) and seki-so (807-888)
~
(taken from some little book on buddhism, i sorta forget the title ---> by nyogen senzaki, trans by ruth fuller)mccandless)
~

:heart:


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Edited by gnrm23 (11/16/04 08:38 AM)


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Re: suggestions for zen students [Re: gnrm23]
    #3364170 - 11/15/04 03:35 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

If I follow this, would I be a "zen student" anymore?

Do you know what 'zen' is?

Me neither.


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Re: suggestions for zen students [Re: slaphappy]
    #3364214 - 11/15/04 03:44 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

*slaps slaphappy with goading stick; gasho acknowledged; carry on*

(if you are thinka
you be gettin my inka
with an answer like dat
you be leavin me flat
dingdingdingding)

next...


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Re: suggestions for zen students [Re: gnrm23]
    #3364289 - 11/15/04 04:05 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

snot badadall


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Re: suggestions for zen students [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3365620 - 11/15/04 08:14 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

"Even though yuou are alone in a dark room conduct yourself as though you were facing a noble guest."

i find this concept fascinating

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