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I am home

I have arrived
I am home
in the here
in the now
I am Solid
I am free
in the Ultimate
I dwell

Thich Nhat Hanh

Reference:
The Long Road Turns to Joy: Guide to Walking Meditation

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Philosophy Poetry Spiritual Taiji

The Master of Demon Valley

The world has no constant values, events has no constant guide.

When others act, I am still; When others talk I listen. If you know your nature, you’ll have few troubles; if you know your destiny, you won’t worry.

Reference:
Alchemists, Mediums, and Magicians: Stories of Taoist Mystics
by Thomas Cleary
ISBN: 9781590306598

p. 14

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Poetry Taiji

Anuttara samyaksambodhi

This means “complete, unsurpassed, perfect enlightment.” Notice, though, that the sutra first says the bodhisattva has nothing to attain and that, because of having nothing to attain, he attains complete liberation. You can’t attain liberation the way you attain a 1968 Camaro or D-plus on a math test. You can only attain liberation by clearly seeing there is nothing to attain.

Reference:
Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock Monster Movies & the Truth About Reality
by Brad Warner
ISBN 9780861713806

Link:
Buddhahood wikipedia.org

p. 81

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Poetry

Give up learning and put an end to your troubles

Is there a difference between yes and no?
Is there a difference between good and evil?
Must I fear what others fear? What nonsense!
Other people are contented, enjoying the sacrificial feast of the ox.
In spring some go to the park, and climb the terrace,
But I alone am drifting, not knowing where I am.
Like a newborn babe before it learns to smile,
I am alone, without a place to go.
Others have more than they need, but I alone have nothing.
I am a fool. Oh, yes! I am confused.
Others are clear and bright,
But I alone am dim and weak.
Others are sharp and clever,
But I alone am dull and stupid.
Oh, I drift like the waves of the sea,
Without direction, like the restless wind.
Everyone else is busy,
But I alone am aimless and depressed.
I am different.
I am nourished by the great mother.

Laozi (Laotzu) XX

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