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From: The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing
« on: March 03, 2010, 06:30:47 am »
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From The Flatbed Sutra...     

Henry asked, "There are teachers from traditions that talk about keeping your attention focused only on the present moment. They say that the past is gone, the future has not arrived, and only the present is real. What do you think about the practice of focusing on the present moment?"

Louie Wing said, "Trying to focus on the present moment will only cause you to become entangled with the past and the future."

Henry said, "But the whole idea of the (that) practice is based on becoming free of the past and the future."

Louie Wing said, "Yes. (But) The notion of a 'present moment' only has meaning in contradistinction to the notions of 'past' and 'future.' If the concept of the 'present' is posited, the concepts of 'past' and 'future' are automatically validated. This goes for all doctrines, formulas, rules, practices, and the like. If you continue to seek anything outside the reality of your own mind, you will simply revolve in continuous conceptualization. If you cease conceptualization and step back into your own pure awareness you will not discover any kind of an 'answer,' but your questions will certainly be resolved."
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The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing 
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Re: From: The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 11:28:17 pm »
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Taking time out to point
At the old moon in the sky
The moment is lost.

 

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Re: From: The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 03:43:55 am »
Aye, there's the rub
I am he as you are he and we are all together.
                                                                           The Beatles

First there is a mountain then there is no mountain,
then there is.
                       Donovan

 


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