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  •  Zen Progressive-do (2+ / 0-)

    A Zen-jin (jin = person) library contains 14,000 volumes, yet just as mysterious as any time-honored, inscrutable koan, it contains no volumes at all.  The Buddha Siddhartha Gautama advised us to kill him in the road should we ever meet, a clear message that even his words should be taken under sever advisement and skepticism; that they should always remain a distant second to those truths revealed to oneself by the painstaking process of hard work and self-reflection.

    Few that those may be, nothing in life will be more meaningful, impactful and illuminating than those hard-won truths.

    When Siddhartha has a goal, he does nothing.  He thinks.  He waits.  He fasts.  He goes through life like a stone through water.

    ". . there will be a temptation . . to try to appear constructive, or at least responsible. My advice . . resist the temptation." - W. Kristol

    by thenekkidtruth on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 06:37:22 AM PST

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