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Mark Foote
Post title: "Non-Thinking" (comment on Nyoho Zen)
(Jun 13 2013 at 10:14 AM)

My article "Letting Go in Action", which I recommended to Koun above, I think resolves the language paradox. I'll summarize: 1) the practice in the Pali Canon Suttas concerns the relinquishment of volitive activity; 2) the singularity of mind mentioned in the induction of the states of meditation or the state of concentration (which states or state are mentioned throughout the Canon) is simultaneous with the induction of a state between waking and sleeping in which volition ceases in action of t

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Mark Foote
Post title: The State of Mind Where Here is Moving (Reply on Brad's Blog)
(Jun 12 2013 at 05:31 PM)

Yes, you are right, I'm talking about a physical experience of the location of awareness. Right in front of your nose, no wait it's in your hand, back in your chest, where is it. Close your eyes, where is here- can you keep breathing without here shifting? Where was here when you came out of the trance of your thought- maybe in your head, maybe not.

Ok, I'm talking about the juxtaposition of the sense of equalibrium with the sense of proprioception and the sense of gravity. As in, here.


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Mark Foote
Post title: "Why Can't the Tail Pass Too?"
(May 4 2013 at 04:43 PM)

"Mumonkan: The Gateless Gate

Case 38, A Buffalo Passes The Window

Goso said, 'A buffalo passes by the window. His head, horns, and four legs all go past. But why can't the tail pass too?'

Mumon's Comment

If you make a complete about-face, open your eye, and give a turning word on this point, you will be able to repay the four kinds of love that have favored you and help the sentient beings in the three realms who follow you.

If you are still unable to do this, return to this tail

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