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Thread: Is there death?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to Allis:
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    What an interesting life you've had, Allis ! Thank you very much for sharing something about yourself, and I'm really glad you've found us too. I have moved your introduction post to the Tea Room... click the blue URL ]URL[/url]


    Quote Originally Posted by Allis #41:
    I am not sure anymore where in the bible the quote was but if I am not mistaken it was in St. Thomas
    Ah yes, the Gospel of Thomas isn't in the mainstream Bible !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to Former Buddhist Monk:
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    Hi FBM if you are wrong about this so am I as this makes perfect sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to Aloka-D:
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    thinking ends and direct perception take place:
    :Gruss:
    Allis

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to Allis:
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    Yes but if one is calculating and paying a bill, for example, (#37) then thinking still needs to take place.

    We wouldn't suddenly know the answer to everything and function only by direct perception without having to use any thinking processes at all,even if there was direct awareness and wisdom present.

    Unless one is actually enlightened oneself, then I guess its all just speculation anyway, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allis #38:
    Spend some time on the Hsin Hsin Ming by Sengstan.
    This a core sutta for any Zen student. We hold in it to develop this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Allis #43:
    thinking ends and direct perception take place:
    through Zazen and a "quite" understanding of daily happenings; where quite means more less, not getting entangled with worldy things.


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    Cool. As far as I can tell, nothing new comes into existence at birth, and nothing ceases to exist at death. The question only arises if you don't fully understand anatta. Again, I could be wrong.



    Quote Originally Posted by Allis
    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to Aloka-D:
    from post #35
    thinking ends and direct perception take place:
    :Gruss:
    Allis
    Quote Originally Posted by davidmonkey0
    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to Former Buddhist Monk:
    from post #33
    Hi FBM if you are wrong about this so am I as this makes perfect sense to me.

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