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Nagaraj

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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2012, 06:32:33 AM »
Bodhidharma sat facing the stone wall. The Second Patriarch of Chinese C’han (Zen), Suika, stood long in the thick snow. Finally, he severed his own arm and presented it to Bodhidharma. He said, “Your student cannot pacify his mind. You, the First Patriarch, please, give me peace of mind!” The First Patriarch replied, “Bring that mind, I will calm it down!” The Second Patriarch said, “I search for it everywhere, but I cannot find it!” Bodhidharma replied, “I have already pacified it for you!”

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2012, 04:51:55 PM »
One day Chuang Tzu and a friend were walking by a river.

"Look at the fish swimming about," said Chuang Tzu, "They are really enjoying themselves."

"You are not a fish," replied the friend, "So you can't truly know that they are enjoying themselves."

"You are not me," said Chuang Tzu. "So how do you know that I do not know that the fish are enjoying themselves?"

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2012, 10:40:51 AM »
A humour that is being circulated in a corporate world:



Theorem :

The less u know, The more money u'll make ..!!

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2012, 03:43:04 PM »
The Zen Master Hakuin was praised by his neighbors as one living pure life. A beautiful girl whose parents owned  a food store
lived near him. Suddenly without warning, her parents discovered that the beautiful girl was pregnant. This made them very angry.
The girl would not confess who the father was, but, after much harassment, at last named Hakuin! 

The enraged parents went to the Master . 'Is that so?' was all he would say.
After the child was born, it was brought to Hakuin. By the time, he had lost his reputation, which did not trouble him at all, but he took
very good care of the child. He obtained milk from his neighbors, and everything else, the little one needed.

A year later, the girl- mother could stand it no longer. She told her parents the truth -- that the real father of the child was a
young man who worked in the fish market.

The parents of the girl at once went to the Master, to ask his forgiveness , to apologize at length and to get the child back again.
Hakuin was willing. In yielding he child, all he said, was, "Is that so?'

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2012, 02:05:31 PM »
Our HOPES should be like Hair & Nails. No matter how many times they get cut, they never stop growing.
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Re: Zen
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2014, 03:13:50 PM »


when you get to the top of the mountain keep climbing
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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2014, 07:53:56 AM »


"Don’t think that only sitting with the eyes closed is practice. If you do think this way, then quickly change your thinking. Steady practice is keeping mindful in every posture, whether sitting, walking, standing or lying down. When coming out of sitting, don’t think that you’re coming out of meditation, but that you are only changing postures. If you reflect in this way, you will have peace. Wherever you are, you will have this attitude of practice with you constantly. You will have a steady awareness within yourself."
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2014, 09:13:46 AM »


     

"It is extremely hard to rest undistracted in the nature of mind, even for a moment, let alone to self-liberate a single thought or emotion as it rises. We often assume that simply because we understand something intellectually, - or think we do - we have actually realised it. This is a great delusion. It requires the maturity that only years of listening, contemplation, reflection, meditation, and sustained practice can ripen."
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2014, 07:55:13 AM »


     















"Chaos is inherent in all compounded things.

Strive on with diligence"
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2014, 10:39:39 AM »


"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we
learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and
if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful"
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2014, 10:32:32 AM »


"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear"
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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Re: Zen Humour
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2014, 01:11:39 PM »
A wise old Zen master, very near death, lay quietly on his mat with his eyes closed, all his disciples gathered around. Kneeling closest to him was his number one disciple, a longtime practitioner who would succeed the old man as head of the monastery. At one point the old master opened his eyes, and lovingly gazed at each and every one of his disciples assembled in the crowded room. Finally his glance rested on his successor, and he managed to speak his last words to the man: ?Ah, my son, you have a very thorough knowledge of the teachings and scriptures, and you have shown great discipline in keeping the precepts. Your behavior has, in fact, been flawless. Yet there is one more thing remaining to be cleared up: you still reek and stink of ?Zen?!?
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta