02.17.2011 - Huineng [Sixth and last Patriarch of Chan] & Shenxiu

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    Mickorod Renard: hi
    Hi Gaya :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Hi Gaya
     Avy Runner: hi Agatha, Gaya :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Greetings one and all
    Eliza Madrigal: and all for one
    Mickorod Renard: I cold jus eat a piece of cheese on a cracker
    Ataraxia Azemus: :P
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Hey ya, Dao-ya.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello everyone :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Nobody's stopping you Mick
    Agatha Macbeth: Hi Dao
    Dao Yheng: Hi!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Dao :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me just poured some more single-malt scotch. . .
    Mickorod Renard: the staff have gone to bed
    Agatha Macbeth: Make it yourself you lazy bugger!
    Mickorod Renard: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: /me sighs
    Avy Runner: hi Dao :)
    Dao Yheng: Just got out of jury duty -- a real exercise in patience
    Dao Yheng: Jury duty definitely feels like a form of dust
    Agatha Macbeth: Erk
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Oh  my.
    Xeno Octavia: kool outfit Agatha
    Eliza Madrigal: ack, but you obviously weren't sequestered... that's good :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Find him guilty, it's more fun
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Dust on the mirror of Justice.
    Dao Yheng: :)
    Avy Runner: exercise in patience, yes I can imagine
    Agatha Macbeth: Thanks :)
    Mickorod Renard: ok,,got my cheese
    Agatha Macbeth: Where's mine then?
    Mickorod Renard: get ur own
    Agatha Macbeth: /me throws a cushion at Mick
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): ;-)
    Xeno Octavia: cheese is cheesy
    Avy Runner: /ne hopes his head is not mistaken for a cheese
    Mickorod Renard: yumy
    Ataraxia Azemus: /me slumps to avoid any more cushions flying overhead :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): So -- Is it mirrors, and stands, and dust, and cheese, and cushions today?
    Agatha Macbeth: /me rubs Atari's head and says sorry
    Ataraxia Azemus: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: /me needs to find out how to mute people in the new viewer ... IM spams dust ...
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me wonders if there are people there to mute -- as also whether there are mirrors there to dust -- or stands to dust. .
    Gaya Ethaniel: http://waysofknowing.kira.org/
    Eliza Madrigal: seems to say in part that one could keep dusting and dusting and would just spread the obscuration around...
    Xeno Octavia: hi Mitsu
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Mitsu
    Mickorod Renard: hi mitsu
    Avy Runner: hi Mitsu, Anya :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Mitsu, Hi Xeno, Hi Anya
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Hey ya, Mitsu-ya.
    Ataraxia Azemus: Hi Mitsu :)
    Xeno Octavia: is Anya here --hi
    Gaya Ethaniel: Probably a bot I picked up somewhere sending me IM :(
    Eliza Madrigal: /me thnks bruce must miss Ya today
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Mitsu :)
    Mitsu Ishii: hello all
    Agatha Macbeth: Yawohl
    Anya Heberle: elo1 )
    Avy Runner: nice :), on somebodies lap today :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me loves robot-human bonding.
    Gaya Ethaniel: I'm not trying to be annoying but have you all had a chance to read the reports?
    Avy Runner: hehehe
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Cal :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Hey ya, Cal-ya.
    Avy Runner: hi Cal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi everyone !
    Avy Runner: no, fraid not
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Cal :)
    Mickorod Renard: I have been so busy sorry,,so nackered too
    Gaya Ethaniel: Links on the front page so please feel free to scan if you'd like.
    Mickorod Renard: ty
    Xeno Octavia: sorry Anya its those glass windows
    Anya Heberle: YAYT!]
    Eliza Madrigal: good to have you here Mick no pressure
    Anya Heberle: YAY!
    Anya Heberle: reetin
    Mitsu Ishii: this is one of the most important Zen stories of all.
    Mitsu Ishii: (the homework)
    Anya Heberle: greeting!
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Really related to Dao's: "
     It's an oddity how guilty feelings, a sense of "responsibility" can mask out any real engagement with life. So in this sense, I really do feel there is such a thing as dust. "
    Xeno Octavia: are they Jewish Zen --Cohens
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Zen :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Zen
    Ataraxia Azemus: I really liked that, too; about guilt being the dust that keeps you from seeing the life underneath.
    Avy Runner: hi Zen :)
    Xeno Octavia: hi Zen
    Ataraxia Azemus: Hi Zen :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Hey ya, Zen-ya.
    Xeno Octavia: lol thger eis no dust the first failed seeker of 6th patriarch the second the wqinner
    Dao Yheng: Responsibility has been a tricky one for me -- finding a way to take it in a sincere but also light way
    Zen (zen.arado): Hiya all ya :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me ponders responsibility as dust. . .
    Dao Yheng: Hi zen!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Zen :)
    Xeno Octavia: dharma dustfree like boddhisatva karmafree
    Eliza Madrigal: cheery Xeno :D
    Ataraxia Azemus: Mm, Xeno
    Mitsu Ishii: so Zen is correct that these two poems come from the famous story of the Sixth Patriarch
    Xeno Octavia: yes
    Mickorod Renard: the dont try and figure out is worrying for me at this moment
    Xeno Octavia: the high student who loses it and the bum who gets it
    Zen (zen.arado): yeah Xeno :)
    Dao Yheng: yes, that's a good part of the story!
    Dao Yheng: Mick, can you say more?
    Xeno Octavia: my 'real' teachers all bums : ))
    Zen (zen.arado): dharma Bums?
    Xeno Octavia: lolol
    Agatha Macbeth: Maybe bums have a lot to teach us
    Zen (zen.arado): yes Aga
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Xeno Octavia: naropa found his teach a bum
    Zen (zen.arado): they have suffered more for sure
    Mickorod Renard: there seems to be a conundrum..like trying to figure out these understandings,,yet the key is not to try
    Xeno Octavia: nah not suffrin bums free bums
    Eliza Madrigal: ah important to have empathy for the 'prodigal son' too
    Zen (zen.arado): free the bums
    Agatha Macbeth: The Bum Liberation Front
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Having just spent a week with a homeless man in my home. . . can say that "they" have much to teach us (me) about security and fear, etc. . . (Dust, in other words.)
    Zen (zen.arado): yes and not have a prejudice against the rich
    Xeno Octavia: rememb homeless a virtue in Dharma and in US a vice
    Mickorod Renard: the more simple is the clearer
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): He sent me $50 in the mail today -- and I was so embarrassed -- I sent it right back to him.
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me ponders "responsibility"
    Mickorod Renard: thats cool Bruce
    Xeno Octavia: did u give him interest
    Avy Runner: nods at Bruce
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): He gave me far more than I could possible have given him.
    Anya Heberle: <--isbackws ookkig, greets alllwarmly
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Hey ya, Anya-ya.
    Xeno Octavia: ive salways wanted see on mall the ones who gives change rathern than asks for
    Anya Heberle: lol
    Anya Heberle: cookin!
    Mitsu Ishii: so there are two points of view here: that you need to strive via a process in time to attain a "clear" mind, and that realization is always already present before you even think of doing anything
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Great idea, Xeno!
    Eliza Madrigal: /me nods
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Giving out change in Mall is like awareness of realization is already present. . .
    Mickorod Renard: yes Mitsu,,thats sort of how i see it
    Zen (zen.arado): yes Mitsu
    Zen (zen.arado): we have to work hard to get nowhere
    Xeno Octavia: yah much better than the thugs giving hugs --lolol
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me sits on hands and sips single malt scotch.
    Agatha Macbeth: That's the second scotch tonight
    Eliza Madrigal: mind of lack vs mind of abundance... yet, in the latter the first isn't 'other'?
    Mickorod Renard: there are so many examples in life that point to how we loose a connection to life by complicating it
    Xeno Octavia: the truly wqealthy are those with so much money or so little money --they not have tya think of money
    Dao Yheng: :)
    Ataraxia Azemus: That's true, Mick; and Xeno :)
    Mickorod Renard: yes Xeno..like children,,with no responsibility
    Avy Runner: right Seno :)
    Avy Runner: Xeno
    Xeno Octavia: lol i like child no responsibility
    Eliza Madrigal: /me thought a lot about money as a child and had many responsibilities :)
    Anya Heberle: concience asubjective reasonin establised by process and understanding of matterawe 'know it
    Xeno Octavia: that cause i self -responsible --not other -responsible
    Avy Runner: thing is, when I was young I didn't have much money but enough, and I didn't worry about it, getting more money comes with worries, suddenly you have choices
    Mitsu Ishii: well, the idea here is that realization is something which is already accomplished (both a Zen and Dzogchen idea), which is to say present under all circumstances.
    Mitsu Ishii: that includes having money or not having money, or any other circumstances
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me suspects that very few children actually FEEL no responsibility -- only when they look back at childhood from their own adulthood...
    Mickorod Renard: but even with responsibility I did once have a similar feeling when i felt close to God, and left my worries for Him to sort out for me
    Gaya Ethaniel: The second gatha doesn't say dusting is not required per se or dust doesn't exist.
    Xeno Octavia: yes Avy no-money frees one from over priced nonesense
    Mitsu Ishii: but of course it's a subtle question because, if realization is the already accomplished, then why do we practice?
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Mick
    Xeno Octavia: i dont --dzog is instant
    Zen (zen.arado): that was Dogen's questipokn Mitsu
    Mitsu Ishii: we don't practice in order to attain something but we still practice.
    Avy Runner: I actually think it's both, before we know it, following the proces, we overlook it
    Zen (zen.arado): but he said pracxtice itself is enlightenment
    Avy Runner: right it's in the practice itself
    Dao Yheng: we can also practice to celebrate
    Mitsu Ishii: that's the ultimate koan in a way
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): yes -- Practice as Celebration -- LOVE that!
    Anya Heberle: im makin a pie
    Zen (zen.arado): practicing zazen is enlightenment
    Xeno Octavia: highest Tibet practice [of medit]is called --no-more- meditation
    Eliza Madrigal: gestures of completeness in celebration
    Mitsu Ishii: Stim (Steven) likes to say that both perspectives are true, though the "already accomplished" is more fundamentally true. the other perspective is only sort of conventionally the case.
    Mickorod Renard: well thats it then,,,no more meditation needed
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): ;-)
    Mitsu Ishii: on the one hand, you can speak of deeper realization, insight and so forth
    Xeno Octavia: will u send us some Anya: )))
    Dao Yheng: even meditation is not meditation :)
    Mitsu Ishii: but on the other you can say that none of that really occurs
    Anya Heberle: jus levitational feats of mind over substance
    Avy Runner: it's in the practice, doing practice means you learn it's already there, it's dualism
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me suspects that just when Meditation is NOT needed is felt -- Meditation will become imperative.
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Xeno Octavia: practice makes perfect ---dzog is perfect
    Mickorod Renard: maybe Bruce
    Anya Heberle: ofcourse, sure I will.. if it is munchable
    Mitsu Ishii: it is a funny paradox
    Avy Runner: yes, and it's a paradox, no opposites
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): I meant to say that one will feel more powerfully than ever the "imperative" to meditate - - so with myself, anyway.
    Gaya Ethaniel: I'm not sure ... as long as one just practice, it wouldn't cause any paradoxes.
    Anya Heberle: :p*
    Dao Yheng: I feel that too, Bruce
    Anya Heberle: ^o^
    Eliza Madrigal: yeah, the question is if its possible to 'ever' step out of true nature and if not why don't we stop trying
    Mitsu Ishii: on the one hand I could recount all my "realizations" over the years, but on the other hand every one of them could be said to be more and more deep realizations that nothing needs to be done. Just nothing, on a deeper and deeper level. so there is evolution and "attainment", but it's ironically attainment of non-attainment
    Zen (zen.arado): "For Dōgen, the practice of zazen and the experience of enlightenment were one and the same. This point was succinctly stressed by Dōgen in the Fukan Zazengi, the first text that he composed upon his return to Japan from China: "To practice the Way singleheartedly is, in itself, enlightenment. There is no gap between practice and enlightenment or zazen and daily life"
    Zen (zen.arado): /me ponders that often
    Mickorod Renard: I can say for myself, as I have emersed myself in these thought practices,,I now find my subconcious is finding the answers to those questions I have struggled with . maybe this is what is meant,,after practice then it comes nature
    Mitsu Ishii: Yes, the Soto people like to say the zazen IS enlightenment itself. but of course zazen is also life. so is life enlightenment itself? :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me recalls time in his life that Praising God was absolutely imperative -- even though at present he considers himself an atheist.
    Avy Runner: ah right Mick, well said
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: /me nods
    Gaya Ethaniel: Depends how one dusts :P
    Zen (zen.arado): yes Mick
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): ;-) Thank you, Gaya!
    Zen (zen.arado): the dust falls from our eyes
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): ... and minds.
    Mitsu Ishii: the strange thing is that it is clear that practice makes a big difference. the irony is, however, the more I practice with the idea of trying to attain something, the "worse" it went. so practice, but without an idea of trying to attain something, then one can actually realize something! big irony.
    Ataraxia Azemus: In my own life, I've learned to ask questions with less intensity; letting curiosity take me where it will, not providing any easy answers.
    Xeno Octavia: i dont dust because is illusary --that way can see who sees my dust [[that FL of course]
    Mickorod Renard: I do like that Mitsu,,it seems to be the way
    Zen (zen.arado): if it enlightenment itself we don't need to attain it
    Gaya Ethaniel: Because the usual notion of practice is to 'improve' or 'achieve'.
    Zen (zen.arado): yes Gaya
    Gaya Ethaniel: That's not the practice we are talking about here.
    Zen (zen.arado): I don't understand it but maybe it is not to BE underfstood
    Zen (zen.arado): just done
    Mickorod Renard: It is a natural thing to'want' to learn..and its that want that seems to get in the way
    Zen (zen.arado): yes Mick
    Xeno Octavia: ah zen dont coonfuse enlightenment with authenticity --enlightenment is just clearing away ignorance of autenticity
    Zen (zen.arado): our'figure it out' mind
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Requires great compassion for oneself -- to see one's desire to learn. . . and also that one is already THERE.
    Avy Runner: practice si a way to break through our daily patterns and to make some space, being open to new experiences
    Ataraxia Azemus: Maybe that desire to learn can be a good thing, as long as it opens us up to a wider world
    Mitsu Ishii: the fact is, there are deep levels of our nature which we can uncover via practice. it's just that to uncover them you have to give up the idea of trying to attain that or anything, really.
    Zen (zen.arado): maybe enlightenment is authenticity
    Ataraxia Azemus: So what Avy said :)
    Mitsu Ishii: the effort itself is what blocks it
    Eliza Madrigal: well figure it out dust... not sure minds are naturally trying to figure things out
    Mickorod Renard: I worked at one place for 20 years and always felt the newcomer,,until one day I realized everyone there was younger and they kept asking me for answers
    Mitsu Ishii: some teachers explain this by saying that the "effort" is an action performed by a "self" but the "self" can't actually do anything in this vast realm of being.
    Mitsu Ishii: so effort is irrelevant to that vastness
    Agatha Macbeth: /me smiles @ Mick
    Ataraxia Azemus: It doesn't always seem too paradoxical, Mitsu...should it take effort to be?
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Avy Runner: I disagree, it would mean we can't change, it takes ages, yes...... :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: It does take some practice to unlearn and see things differently maybe.
    Zen (zen.arado): thinking produces paradoxes
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Cyber
    Mitsu Ishii: I think it's paradoxical in that our ordinary way of thinking is that if we make an effort, then we get results, and without effort, we don't get results.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello cybersufi :)
    Mitsu Ishii: but in this case it's the opposite
    Avy Runner: hi cyber :)
    cybersufi: ah ha this is were you all go lol
    Ataraxia Azemus: Hi Cybersufi :)
    Mitsu Ishii: yet there is still the gesture of practice or some sort of gesture.
    Zen (zen.arado): hi cyber
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Hey ya, Cyber-ya.
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me loves "some sort of gesture,"
    Mickorod Renard: yes, we must embark on the practice, for without we wont learn
    cybersufi: hold on I will go and fetch lugh sitting there all alone
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): poor Lugh.
    Mickorod Renard: I dont think we should try and understand everything all at once
    Agatha Macbeth: Aww
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Why not, Mick?
    Avy Runner: ordinary thinking is based on survivalmechanisms that want to keep our body alive, not our mind
    Agatha Macbeth: I don't think we CAN Mick :p
    Mickorod Renard: the understanding comes at its own pace
    Gaya Ethaniel: /me nods.
    Ataraxia Azemus: In a sense...the effort of practice is like the act of looking, maybe. The difficulty, the clarity, will vary from person to person, but it can be a simple everyday doing, too, and not a quest to embark on.
    Eliza Madrigal: /me thinks of practice also like 'feeding' the inner being.... that appetite is part of the expression in a sense... something like that
    Ataraxia Azemus: Dusting...
    Ataraxia Azemus: :)
    Mitsu Ishii: the Korean zen master Seung sahn used to like to say "Only don't know!"
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me ponders Dusting it all at once.
    Avy Runner: :: Eliza
    Mitsu Ishii: the point of practice is to move into a space of Being rather than a space of understanding in a conceptual sense. there is a kind of knowing but not necessarily conceptual knowing
    Zen (zen.arado): /me doesn't know
    Avy Runner: right Mitsu
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Zen
    Zen (zen.arado): he also said #it is a mistake to seek enlightenment'
    Mickorod Renard: ways of knowing,,its a good title for this group
    Ataraxia Azemus: :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): :-)
    Zen (zen.arado): so there are no ways :)
    Zen (zen.arado): e might as well give up :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Ways of not-knowing
    Avy Runner: or many Zen :)
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): and there is each way. . . Dharma Gates are infinite.
    Xeno Octavia: if ego seeks enlightenment it not work --if its elimination of ego [attachment]
    Eliza Madrigal: infinite doors
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Bruce
    Agatha Macbeth: The Doors of perception
    Calvino Rabeni: How about taking "ways of knowing" at face value?
    Eliza Madrigal: well we could unpack the word knowing endessly as well...
    Xeno Octavia: whispers: meaning??
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): "Vehicles" of knowing?
    Zen (zen.arado): like Donald Rumsfeldt
    Calvino Rabeni: Like .. looking at poetry . or taichi . or relatioships ..
    Xeno Octavia: my way is 'Lilayan'
    Agatha Macbeth: Eek
    Calvino Rabeni: yes Bruce, different vehicles
    Xeno Octavia: Lilayana'
    Anya Heberle: are you in rnt f or bhnd tim
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Xeno
    Avy Runner: right Cal.....
    Dao Yheng: are you proposing our next topic Calvino?
    Xeno Octavia: play way
    Avy Runner: starting where you are
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Like the "kire" in a haiku . . . BOOM --- Knowing!
    Zen (zen.arado): or a koan..
    Calvino Rabeni: Everyone is a kaliedoscope of different ways of knowing
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): oh yes -- Koan.
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm curious about the gravitational pull to "not knowing"
    Ataraxia Azemus: I love that, Cal
    Xeno Octavia: ah 'the weights of knowing'
    Gaya Ethaniel: uh ... is this 'why' question?
    Mickorod Renard: he he
    Avy Runner: ??? Ca;
    Avy Runner: Cal*
    Zen (zen.arado): find the gravitational goes the other way:)
    Zen (zen.arado): /me wants to know
    Xeno Octavia: is then called 'Levity'
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Ha!
    Avy Runner: hmmmmm
    Dao Yheng: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: ah. what then is the source of the desire to swim upstream, Zen?
    Anya Heberle: are you in front of or behind time?
    Zen (zen.arado): don't know
    Xeno Octavia: Salmon??
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me ponders this wonderful metaphor.
    Zen (zen.arado): survival mechanism knowing
    Calvino Rabeni: Isn't there a kind of fixed idea .. "simplify life" .. somehow involved in this?
    Eliza Madrigal: /me smiles that bruce's ponderings often give me permission to pause
    Anya Heberle: no#
    Anya Heberle: lol:)
    Mickorod Renard: I sometimes think of floating down a river,,with lots of currents and so forth,,but experiencing the passing life,,but every so often get caught in an eddi
    Gaya Ethaniel: ouch
    Mitsu Ishii: yeah, the strange thing about all this is that "not knowing" doesn't mean literally celebrating ignorance or something
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): /me thinks -- Me too - pausing/dropping.
    Mickorod Renard: or lil vortex
    Zen (zen.arado): being happy with not knowing?
    Zen (zen.arado): at reast with it?
    Mitsu Ishii: it means recognizing that there is a fundamental limit to ordinary knowledge and yet that is okay
    Agatha Macbeth: Ignorance is bliss?
    Zen (zen.arado): rest
    Mickorod Renard: I need rest
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Drop.
    Calvino Rabeni: Is there any real reason for "not knowing" other than that it opens the door to more "ways of knowing" ?
    Zen (zen.arado): i a way it is I guess
    Avy Runner: not knowing is on the other side of knowing, but those paradoxes are never opposites
    Eliza Madrigal: way of Knowing is way of Being... in which lots of things are known and not known
    Xeno Octavia: yes my authenticity knows all -- i jst paly and trust
    Eliza Madrigal: is=seems.... taming the sentence a bit
    Mitsu Ishii: or one could say recognizing that we don't have a complete picture of the world (and never can). it's not about shutting down inquiry but opening it up.
    Zen (zen.arado): and there are unknown knowns
    Avy Runner: whispers: can we drop teh being
    Mitsu Ishii: we think the world is X but it is also far beyond X.
    Calvino Rabeni: So we have a cornucopia of ways of knowing
    Mitsu Ishii: I like that way of saying it Calvino
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Dharma gates are infinite.
    Eliza Madrigal: beyond conceptualizations seems enactment, expression, gestures.... practice...
    Xeno Octavia: my buddha nature is fully aware --i need not get caught up in worldly BS
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): I vow to enter them all.
    Zen (zen.arado): but are gateless gates...
    Gaya Ethaniel: Indeed Bruce, so give up about achievement already.
    Mickorod Renard: hold on,,,what are dhama gates?
    Zen (zen.arado): said that last night :(
    Ataraxia Azemus: A gate without posts is surely infinite :)
     Agatha Macbeth: Bill's brother?
    Mitsu Ishii: Stim likes to say one can talk, do your taxes, give a lecture, do mathematics, etc., all in this non-doing way
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Agatha, haha
    Xeno Octavia: actually gate-s empty
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Every perception is potentially a door to enlightenment.
    Calvino Rabeni: I was listening to Stephen Batchelor interview today .. you know it, Zen ... about how buddhism has been dominated by the monastic ethos of the east, and needs to be re-conceptualized from the ground up for our own cultures
    Xeno Octavia: gate gate
    Xeno Octavia: paragate
    Zen (zen.arado): we erect the gates ourselves
    Xeno Octavia: parasamgate
    Agatha Macbeth: Watergate
    Xeno Octavia: bodhi svaha
    Zen (zen.arado): bodhi sava
    Mitsu Ishii: I think Batchelor has a point
    Zen (zen.arado): close :)
    Eliza Madrigal: sleepy... thanks everyone
    Mickorod Renard: yes, me too
    Mickorod Renard: bye eLIZA
    Agatha Macbeth: /me waves to Sleepy
    Ataraxia Azemus: Goodnight Eliza :)
    Avy Runner: yes, Batchelor has a point
    Agatha Macbeth: Take care
    Mickorod Renard: sleep tite
    Zen (zen.arado): nite Eliza
    Gaya Ethaniel: Bye Eliza.
    cybersufi: Late, by myself, in the boat of myself,
     no light and no land anywhere,
     cloudcover thick. I try to stay
     just above the surface,
     yet I'm already under
     and living with the ocean.
    Eliza Madrigal: bye :) gratsi
    Avy Runner: nit eEliza
    Xeno Octavia: ah we closong
    Agatha Macbeth: Buona notte belissima
    Anya Heberle: goodnit EW
    Anya Heberle: Eliza
    Zen (zen.arado): nite Anya
    Ataraxia Azemus: I should be going, too. Thank you, everyone...be well :)
    Mitsu Ishii: good bye everyone!
    Agatha Macbeth: Time for me to sling my hook too - sayonara
    Gaya Ethaniel: Thanks for coming all :)
    Zen (zen.arado): nite Atari
    Mickorod Renard: nite everyone,,I must go to
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Batchelor provides a wonderful existential view of Buddhist thought.
    Mickorod Renard: thankyou
    Anya Heberle: sayonara
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): Very valuable -- but not the "Final Answer."
    Xeno Octavia: so --TY All been fun
    Zen (zen.arado): nite Xeno
    Gaya Ethaniel: But the Bodhisattva bow is an inspiration too ...
    Zen (zen.arado): yes
    Gaya Ethaniel: Think big in a way ...
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    Bruce (bruce.mowbray): OMG -- Bruce suddenly realizes what time it is -- must go. THANK YOU everyone.
    Dao Yheng: :)
    Dao Yheng: Bye bruce, bye all!
    Zen (zen.arado): bye Bruce
    Gaya Ethaniel: See you next week everyone :)
    Zen (zen.arado): bye Dao

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