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SaiFightsMS
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radok wrote:
Zen sure is strange. Whoever invented it must have been a little awkward.


Learning how do deal with life is also a little awkward at times too.
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BladeLee
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These stories are great Keep posting them becuase i love reading them! thanks guys.
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Aikidoka
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three more.
I feel the screening on this site is too severe, I had to add an extra 'i' to Sekishiitsu otherwise it gets starred (*) out.

Ma-tsu asked Liang: "What sutra are you lecturing on?"
"The mind sutra", Liang replied.
"By what do you lecture?" Ma-tsu asked.
"With mind."
Whereupon Ma-tsu said, "The mind is like an actor, the meaning like a jester, the six sense like an acquaintance; how can the mind lecture on sutra?"
Liang answered, "If mind cannot lecture, cant no-mind?"
"Yes, no-mind can lecture all right."
At this point Liang began to leave, but Ma-tsu called to him and said, "Professor!"
Liang turned back towards Ma-tsu, who said, "From birth to death, this is how it is."
Following this encounter Liang's whole body was drenched in sweat and on his way back to the temple he said to his monks:
"I thought it could be said that all my life, no one could lecture better than I on the sutras. Today, a question from Ma-tsu dissolved the ice of a lifetime."

A monk asked Ganto, “When the three worlds are attacking us, what shall we do?”
“Sit still!” said Ganto.
The monk was surprised and said, “Please explain a little more.”
“Bring me Mount Ro,” said Ganto,
“and I will tell you”.

One day Kyozan was looking at the moon together with Sekishiitsu and asked him, "Where does the roundness of the moon go when it becomes sharp, crescent?"
Sekishiitsu said, "When it is sharp, the roundness is still there."
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Kyle-san
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2002 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Softer

A young boy traveled across Japan to the school of a famous martial artist. When he arrived at the dojo he was given an audience by the sensei.

"What do you wish from me?" the master asked.
"I wish to be your student and become the finest karateka in the land," the boy replied. "How long must I study?"
"Ten years at least," the master answered.
"Ten years is a long time," said the boy. "What if I studied twice as hard as all your other students?"
"Twenty years," replied the master.
"Twenty years! What if I practice day and night with all my effort?"
"Thirty years," was the master's reply.

"How is it that each time I say I will work harder, you tell me that it will take longer?" the boy asked.
"The answer is clear. When one eye is fixed upon your destination, there is only one eye left with which to find the Way."
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ZeRo
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like that one Kyle-san.
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KickChick
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold, the bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on it. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm it was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him!

The morals of this story are: 1) Not everyone who drops doodoo on you is your enemy. 2) Not everyone who gets you out of doodoo is your friend. 3) And when you're in deep doodoo, keep your mouth shut
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phanthomspectre
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2003 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool stories guys!
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-Pa Kua Chang (Baguazhang Practioner)
of Jiang Rongqiao's Circular and Linear form.
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What evil lurks in the hearts of men?
-The Shadow knows.
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Relax, and chant with me:
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Gandhi
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two monks were talking about a flag.
One said:-It is the flag that is moving.
The other said:-It is the wind that is moving.
The sixth patriarch Huei Neng said:-It is your spirits that are moving
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