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#82423 - 03/04/04 09:56 AM Enlightenment
crisispoint Offline
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Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 2154
Loc: Massachusetts
Enlightenment

(Based on a Zen Koan)


Many hours passed in meditation.
One thought eludes the student.
Gets up, walks, climbs the platform
Where Sensei sits, watching them.
"Master, I have a question?"
Sensei nods, looks at the student.
"What is enlightenment?"

SLAP!

PUSH!

THUD!

Student looks up, stunned
from the bottom of the platform Sensei knocked him from.
Another student waits in his lotus position
Before leaning forward to whisper.
"Why do you not bow?"

The student shakes his head, then smiles, bows,
And is enlightened.


\:D

Peace and love,

Scot

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#82424 - 03/04/04 12:44 PM Re: Enlightenment
Robby Offline
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Registered: 02/22/04
Posts: 17
Loc: Texas
A poem by me..

Rocked so young blinding the truth
Selfish act, profound impact
It festers and oozes through every pore of my being.
I am sure that other people are seeing,
that i am damaged inside and out.
I wish something could be done about...
I am left to my own devices and looking straight into the sun. I squint and try to make my way.

I now look back and try to understand,
how trust was broken and taken from me by this man.

I AM TAKING IT BACK,

The power...

Now I hate you, not myself.
Now I hate you and that feels good.


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#82425 - 03/04/04 05:59 PM Re: Enlightenment
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Registered: 02/22/04
Posts: 17
Loc: Texas
One more..

I take it back
My self determination
The power you once had
I reclaim it
years of pain inflicted on my heart
I never wanted it to be part of me of the path I walk
I am stronger than you
I just had to summon the strength to rid myself or your influence
I will skip to the path intended for me
not the one you made me see through your sick and selfish act..
I smile as the sun warms my frontside as I leave your memory behind.


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#82426 - 03/05/04 03:31 PM Re: Enlightenment
crisispoint Offline
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Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 2154
Loc: Massachusetts
Robby,

Great stuff and very positive.

I'd like to see you post some more under your screenname. I'd surely hate to steal some of your thunder!

Seriously, I'm glad you're writing about it. It's very therapeutic, and you have a way with words that tells me you have real talent.

Peace and love, brother,

Scot

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fromacuriousmind.blogspot.com
malehurtandsurvive.blogspot.com

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#82427 - 03/07/04 02:04 AM Re: Enlightenment
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Registered: 12/04/01
Posts: 89
Loc: Ohio
Although I haven't posted alot in here, I just wanted to say that I think your writings are very good. Please keep it up.

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