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Mark Foote
Post title: The "Intellectual Practice" (comment on Warner's Hardcore Zen blog)
(Mar 25 2012 at 11:54 AM)

Fred said...

"put aside
the intellectual practice
of investigating words
and chasing phrases,
and learn to take

the backward step
that turns the light
and shines it inward."

(Dogen's "Fukanzazengi")

Maybe Fred is here (on a blog, engaging in "the intellectual practice") because there is a potential for something like this:  I write words about waking up and falling asleep

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Mark Foote
Post title: Feedback from 'humbleone' in New York
(Mar 19 2012 at 10:32 AM)

"I wanted to follow-up with you and find out if you had any luck spreading the word about your practice?

I have taken it a bit further, experimenting it during the day. same practice, find the location of the consiousness.

It pulls me into the present. the feeling last 2-3 seconds, but it is something that I have never experienced before. being really present, here and now. the mental projection into the future stops, the past stops. I am just here and now. no future plans or worries. no

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Hey John- the mind and the flag, a good one! The sage points not only to the mind that moves, as it were, but to a relationship between that movement and a seemingly unrelated event. Reminds me that there are no unreleated events, when the placement of consciousness incoporates the phenomena of mind before words appear. Isn't that the message of pyschics and Zen-stuff-ers?

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