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« on: May 15, 2011, 23:14:05 »

In Chinese Buddhism, there is story that illustrates Ch'an teaching, whereby the master tests the disciple's ability to intuit the truth, really well. The Fifth Patriarch Hung-Jen asked his pupils one day to examine their own minds and then write a verse.

He said, "he who is enlightened use his perfect vision of self-nature and write me a verse. When I look at his verse, if it reveals deep understanding, I shall give him the robe and the Law and make him the Sixth Patriarch..."

Hui-Neng was to become his successor. He wrote two verses:

"The tree of Perfect Wisdom is originally no tree.
Nor has the bright mirror any frame.
Buddha-nature is forever clear and pure.
Where is there any dust?"

and...

"The mind is the tree of Perfect Wisdom.
The body is the clear mirror.
The clear mirror is originally clear and pure.
Where has it been affected by any dust?"

The robe of Sudden Enlightenment was given to him at midnight without anyone knowing. The former Patriarch said: "Let people achieve understanding through their own effort."

More in-depth in "Sources of Chinese Tradition" - Theodore De Barry

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I want people to write me a verse here. After three pages, the one that shows me deep understanding will be given the "Enlightened One of Astral Pulse" title. In fact, every three pages there will be an enlightened member. I think it will be a lot of fun. Hurry, hurry...

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 23:22:32 »

The sunshine sparkles.
Golden light pours into life.
The cloud matters not.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 23:22:32 »

logoVisit the website of Astral Pulse creator Adrian Cooper.

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 23:30:18 »

Hmmm...

I like that.

Very well, very well.

NEXT!
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 23:44:36 »

This great machine of yours.
A while, sound it made.
It jolted with lightning.
Now not so expensive anymore.
Smells burnt and silent is.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 00:45:22 »

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he who is enlightened use his perfect vision of self-nature
I'm not enlightened or have perfect vision of nearly anything, but sounds like fun.
So I'll play.

One drop, perfectly formed, falls on the surface of the water.
 Perfection becomes absolute.... until the next one.

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 14:32:13 »

I'm liking what I'm reading so far, particularly the last one... grin

On page four an "enlightened" member will be announced. Keep posting. Good work. cool
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 03:54:17 »

Flying weightless in a vanilla sky
Nothing but bliss, expansion and love abide
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 18:45:32 »

Hmmm...no! I need deeper understanding. So far Pauli2 is winning. He's shown me SOME understanding... grin

Continue, continue...

The same member can post more than once. I will take all their verses into consideration.

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 18:49:00 »

you'd like mine more if you understood it.

lol
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 21:31:49 »

Mankinds world is rushing by,
he is so blind his sight,
his time will come by natural age,
Then enlightened by nature unto him bliss.

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 22:05:37 »

Nothing that we can comprehend
The universe is forever expanding
Our minds always growing
Understanding is an illusion of wanting
The truth we wont comprehend
We are enlightened from the beginning
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 22:16:48 »

Did this last month, haha, not many people replied. Mine was a similar premise, about linking Schopenhauer and Dae De Jing, etc.

mine was:

The man of the hill was a woman with few noses, with as many names as children, as many children as noses, and names as plentiful as water in the ocean.
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 22:38:46 »

The morning dew sits upon the grass,
In a clean environment it may glisten bright.
but even in the poorest of places,
It will sparkle the same.

Is really all i can come up with right now.
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 23:04:49 »

The morning dew sits upon the grass,
In a clean environment it may glisten bright.
but even in the poorest of places,
It will sparkle the same.

Is really all i can come up with right now.
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2011, 23:16:09 »

Cheers for the correction, rusty.
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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011, 14:56:37 »

you'd like mine more if you understood it.

lol

I understood it. It was too cliched and it's not enough. Besides, I told you that the winner would have to show ME deeper understanding. You've already lost this round. grin

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@ Szaxx:
Very good. Particularly the nature exerting an influence on man part. I'd like more from you though. wink

@ SomeRandom:
Nothing that we can comprehend
The universe is forever expanding
Our minds always growing
Understanding is an illusion of wanting
The truth we wont comprehend
We are enlightened from the beginning

WOW! shocked

I'd like to see more like this one from others! Excellent! Hmmm...interesting...blissfully interesting...

@ Stillwater:
Did this last month, haha, not many people replied. Mine was a similar premise, about linking Schopenhauer and Dae De Jing, etc.

mine was:

The man of the hill was a woman with few noses, with as many names as children, as many children as noses, and names as plentiful as water in the ocean.

That's a good one but I'd like to see something more original from you. I believe since you posted that your mind could have come up with something different and more powerful.

@Ellis:

Not bad. It shows some understanding. I see potential there. Write me another one. It could compliment you first one or it could be something else. cool

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On the fourth page, an enlightened member will be announced.
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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2011, 15:13:07 »

lol.

proving it to YOU.  hilarious.
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2011, 15:14:51 »

Now now lets not be poor sports, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the beholder of this thread is summer
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2011, 15:17:00 »

the point of writing an "enlightening verse" is to express your understanding of mystery, not summer's understanding.

that's why it's hilarious.

i contributed for funzies, and i hope everyone else it taking this as a fun little experience, and not in any way seriously.

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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2011, 15:18:49 »

Absolutely, SomeRandom! grin

Now...personalreality, no need to be a sore loser. You can join on the next round. It is not about "proving" by the way. I never used that word. I believe I used the word "show". and this is why you are not enlightened here because, unlike SomeRandom, you do not see things as they really are. You suffer from the veil of illusions badly! wink
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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2011, 15:20:13 »

You seem more offended then having fun. From the start before summer even commented on your verse or anyone else has, you had to point out "you would like it if you understood it"
It seems you take things pretty personal.
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2011, 15:20:47 »

jesus this,
moses that,
abraham hit me with a wiffle ball bat
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« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2011, 15:22:02 »

jesus this,
moses that,
abraham hit me with a whiffle ball bat

Winner.
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« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2011, 15:23:22 »

You seem more offended then having fun. From the start before summer even commented on your verse or anyone else has, you had to point out "you would like it if you understood it"
It seems you take things pretty personal.


that was a joke.  which is why i said lol at the end.
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« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2011, 15:26:04 »

loling because its a joke? or loling because you believe summer doesnt understand it?

I lol at ether but doesnt mean I'm joking around with him.
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