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great equanimity

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Mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation is what the dictionary says. Similar words are composure, calm, level-headedness, self-possession, coolheadedness and presence of mind. 240 more words

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The belief that the world is real

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What inspired me today:

… unless the belief that the world is real is removed…

Nan Yar Verse 6

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“The mind,” I said, “is moon-clear, the world and its thousand shapes but dreams to shine upon.” Han Shan, Poet of Cold Mountain… 463 more words

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is there any survival after death?

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I know that it is nowadays a lot to ask you to listen carefully, watching the face and the expression in the eyes when you listen to someone talking. 380 more words

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be kind to each other

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I spent the night camping in the upper-meadow last night and it was a dark night, just a couple of days before New Moon. There was no space between the stars – the entire sky was covered with star-pinpoints, punctuated by large bright stars. 161 more words

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no body is my audience

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This translation from Chinese of a poem by Han Shan, the Hermit-Sage of Cold Mountain, is by the Buddhist Yogi C. M. Chen. He translated Han Shan’s verses without worrying about perfect English syntax, but rather left the language closer to the original Chinese in which each ideogram must be placed by the reader into the context in order to complete the meaning. 591 more words

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pure state between existence and non-existence

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“when mind is void matter is alright”

Han Shan

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My Comment:

This statement: “the eternal Self, the light of lights which lies between the two ideas of existence and non-existence” 401 more words

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Poetry That Fits the (Bud)Bill

I posted this book review for my (five) readers at Goodreads and thought I’d share it with my (four) readers at the University of WordPress. 563 more words

Poetry