1. Standard memberblack beetle
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    The Forth One, Dao Hsin, went to the mountain Head of Taurus to visit Fah Rhongh, a saint whose hut was protected by tigers and wolves. Also, birds were bringing him flowers every day. When Dao Hsin saw those beasts he pretended he was terrified, and grinning he raised his hands as if he wanted to avoid being harmed. Noticing Dao, the saint asked him:
    -- “Are you still afraid of it?”
    Later on, Rhongh visited back Dao, who greeted him and told him to sit, pointing towards a seat made of stone, on which he had the word “Buddha” carved. The saint refused to sit there, and Dao asked him:
    -- “Are you still afraid of it?”
    After his immediate satori, the saint never saw again the beasts that used to protect him. And never again the birds brought him flowers
    😵
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    25 Jul '11 06:16
    Originally posted by black beetle
    The Forth One, Dao Hsin, went to the mountain Head of Taurus to visit Fah Rhongh, a saint whose hut was protected by tigers and wolves. Also, birds were bringing him flowers every day. When Dao Hsin saw those beasts he pretended he was terrified, and grinning he raised his hands as if he wanted to avoid being harmed. Noticing Dao, the saint asked him:
    ...[text shortened]... saw again the beasts that used to protect him. And never again the birds brought him flowers
    😵
    Is this the prequel to "Hidden Tiger, Crouching dragon?
  3. Standard memberblack beetle
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    25 Jul '11 20:24
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Is this the prequel to "Hidden Tiger, Crouching dragon?
    Some are workers, some are not😵
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    25 Jul '11 21:08
    Originally posted by black beetle
    Some are workers, some are not😵
    Let us speak in cryptic ways. The ones that accept and build on it, are of our own kind, and we can rely on them. The ones that make fun of it, or dismiss it as gibberish, are not of our kind.

    Or did you just say this?
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    25 Jul '11 21:28
    That's about the weave of it.
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    25 Jul '11 21:342 edits
    Originally posted by divegeester
    That's about the weave of it.
    But we still have to look on 'both sides the tweed'.

    Flourish both sides the tweed, Dick Gaughan and Emmyou Harris:

    YouTube

    I think our band did it better🙂 Except they had Jerry Douglas, a genius on the dobro!
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    26 Jul '11 04:28
    Originally posted by JS357
    Let us speak in cryptic ways. The ones that accept and build on it, are of our own kind, and we can rely on them. The ones that make fun of it, or dismiss it as gibberish, are not of our kind.

    Or did you just say this?
    There is no thing "to be accepted". Each preposition is just another brick in the wall of the delusion whenever it is used in order to back up a so called "absolute truth" or the so called "objectivity". Map and territory are not the same; And there are levels of awareness. When you understand, you start acting. When you don't understand, you start thinking. Thus some are workers, some are not.
    Now, regarding "the ones that make fun of it or dismiss it as gibberish" and thus "are not of our kind", oh well, the sole one who is pulling constantly my leg is that miserable atheist black beetle, not our sonhouse😵


    Would you say that Greek language is "cryptic" just because my Greek (OK, my English) is Greek to you? The information is always perfect, but you have to calculate; otherwise avoid the Royal Game.
    Are you still afraid of this?
    😵
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    26 Jul '11 04:41
    Originally posted by black beetle
    There is no thing "to be accepted". Each preposition is just another brick in the wall of the delusion whenever it is used in order to back up a so called "absolute truth" or the so called "objectivity". Map and territory are not the same; And there are levels of awareness. When you understand, you start acting. When you don't understand, you start thin ...[text shortened]... ve to calculate; otherwise avoid the Royal Game.
    Are you still afraid of this?
    😵
    LOL See post on The evolutionary value of religion.
  9. Hmmm . . .
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    26 Jul '11 04:49
    Map and territory
    are not the same—

    And yet so many wars
    are fought, just
    in the name of “The Map”!

    ______________________________________

    So many maps have I carried
    in the various pockets of my mind—

    Whenever I stumble, they spill out.
    I look around:

    How incredible! That lovely face
    was not on my maps!

    ________________________________________

    Never repudiate the territory
    because you find
    it does not fit your maps . . .
  10. Hmmm . . .
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    26 Jul '11 04:50
    Thank you for that koan!
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    26 Jul '11 04:54
    Originally posted by vistesd
    Map and territory
    are not the same—

    And yet so many wars
    are fought, just
    in the name of “The Map”!

    ______________________________________

    So many maps have I carried
    in the various pockets of my mind—

    Whenever I stumble, they spill out.
    I look around:

    How incredible! That lovely face
    was not on my maps!

    ________________________________________

    Never repudiate the territory
    because you find
    it does not fit your maps . . .
    Oh your cat is roaming free for good everywhere in your veranda😵
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    26 Jul '11 04:57
    Originally posted by vistesd
    Thank you for that koan!
    I thank you, vistesd; no koan is a match to you anymore, not even you.
    Me wanna dance😵
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    26 Jul '11 04:58
    Originally posted by JS357
    LOL See post on The evolutionary value of religion.
    No Religion😵
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    26 Jul '11 05:07
    Originally posted by black beetle
    Oh your cat is roaming free for good everywhere in your veranda😵
    All is revealed at

    http://www.knowyourcat.info/getcat/indoorcats.htm
  15. Hmmm . . .
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    26 Jul '11 05:111 edit
    Originally posted by black beetle
    I thank you, vistesd; no koan is a match to you anymore, not even you.
    Me wanna dance😵
    Oh, man… Now I have tears in my eyes. I have wandered so far—

    —and lost became
    within these and those
    horizons whose circles
    encircled my mind
    before I knew—hemmed in
    by my own echoes,
    echoing echoing echoing
    down canyons that are not
    real—and now
    in a hammered silence
    no echoes at all, only
    this dance…

    __________________________________

    It was not you, but I, who left the dance, old friend. Now I remember…
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