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Emptinesscat02

One strike, all knowledge is forgotten; No artificial cultivation is necessary after all. Every moment I uphold the ancient Way, Never retreating into silent stagnation.…

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Right Seed, Right Result

Planting the right seed is the only way to guarantee that the right fruit will be harvested. Take one step at a time as you face your true self. Do not belittle small good deeds. Intention is like a door within the mind.…

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Identification with 'things'cat04

Life is filled with 'things', both material and otherwise. There are relationships and feelings. There is the summer heat on your face, and the hunger for food, success, and recognition that drives you to eat, to work, to play and to rest. Then there are those ideas in your head. Every moment you are bombarded with 'things' - you see them, hear them, feel them, or think about them. But in the midst of them all, do you know…

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Koan: Fire seeking firecat04

The warden of the monastery had long been in the presence of Master Yuan Yi, yet never once asked for dharma instruction in person. One day Master Yuan Yi asked the warden, "Why don't you come for an interview?" "Abbot, you don't know?! I already found the entry point to the Way when I studied at Green Forest." "Well, then show me." "Someone asked "What is the Buddha?" Master Green Forest said, "Fire seeking fire."" "Words…

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The Same Clancat03

Soldiers guarding the border at the order of an ignorant emperor, Holding their ground with determination and bloodshed; Guns ring and the sound of thunderous explosions filling the sky, Killing one another, not recognizing that all belonged to the same clan.      

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