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    A student is on one side of a raging river. There are no bridges. He
    has no boat. He shouts out to the master on the opposite bank. &#8220;How
    do I get to the other side?&#8221; The master shouts back: &#8220;You are on the
    other side.&#8221;<br>
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    &#8220;A Zen master once said to me, &#8216;Do the opposite of whatever I tell
    you.&#8217; So I didn't.&#8221; <br>
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    And of course:<br>
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    -SC<br>
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    On 02/25/2011 03:22 PM, Molly Clare Wilson wrote:
    <blockquote
      cite="mid:AANLkTi=k_b4ZSFCpUuL0FLmFbT2irtJWrE9LS+rLfrgG@mail.gmail.com"
      type="cite">Why can't Buddha vacuum in the corner?<br>
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      The Buddha doesn't have any attachments.<br>
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      <div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 3:17 PM,
        Christina Olson <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a moz-do-not-send="true"
            href="mailto:daravinne@gmail.com">daravinne@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span>
        wrote:<br>
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          0.8ex; border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);
          padding-left: 1ex;">A Buddhist monk walks up to a hot dog
          vendor and says, Make me one with everything.
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          <div>The monk hands the vendor a $20. &nbsp;The vendor gives him
            the hot dog, but nothing else. The monk says, where's my
            change? &nbsp;Vendor says, Change comes from within.</div>
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              <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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                <div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 3:10
                  PM, Albert Sweigart <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a
                      moz-do-not-send="true"
                      href="mailto:asweigart@gmail.com" target="_blank">asweigart@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span>
                  wrote:<br>
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                    0pt 0.8ex; border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204,
                    204); padding-left: 1ex;">
                    ...the Master replied, "I started selling a series
                    of self-help books<br>
                    and personal finance seminars."<br>
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                        On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Christina Olson
                        &lt;<a moz-do-not-send="true"
                          href="mailto:daravinne@gmail.com"
                          target="_blank">daravinne@gmail.com</a>&gt;
                        wrote:<br>
                        &gt; The student came before the Zen master, and
                        asked, "What did you do, before<br>
                        &gt; you were enlightened?" The Master replied,
                        "Chop wood, and carry water."<br>
                        &gt; &nbsp;But the student was hoping to find
                        something to help him on his own path to<br>
                        &gt; enlightenment, and asked another question,
                        "Master, what did you do after<br>
                        &gt; you became enlightened?"<br>
                        &gt; The Master replied, "Chop wood, and carry
                        water."<br>
                        &gt;<br>
                        &gt;<br>
                        &gt; On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Will
                        Sargent &lt;<a moz-do-not-send="true"
                          href="mailto:will.sargent@gmail.com"
                          target="_blank">will.sargent@gmail.com</a>&gt;<br>
                        &gt; wrote:<br>
                        &gt;&gt;<br>
                        &gt;&gt; On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM,
                        Christina Olson &lt;<a moz-do-not-send="true"
                          href="mailto:daravinne@gmail.com"
                          target="_blank">daravinne@gmail.com</a>&gt;<br>
                        &gt;&gt; wrote:<br>
                        &gt;&gt;&gt;<br>
                        &gt;&gt;&gt; From what I've read, the statement
                        is actually nuanced like this: &nbsp;"Do<br>
                        &gt;&gt;&gt; what you wish: be your own master,
                        make your own decisions and moral code,<br>
                        &gt;&gt;&gt; do not bow to an outside authority
                        for the sake of it. &nbsp;Recognize,<br>
                        &gt;&gt;&gt; understand, and accept the
                        consequences of your actions. &nbsp;Choose and act<br>
                        &gt;&gt;&gt; with awareness. Be at once prepared
                        to receive the benefits and punishments<br>
                        &gt;&gt;&gt; of your decisions, and if you find
                        an outcome is unpleasant to you, you have<br>
                        &gt;&gt;&gt; only the power over yourself to
                        change that."<br>
                        &gt;&gt;&gt; It has a very Buddhist feel to it,
                        but without the drive towards<br>
                        &gt;&gt;&gt; "enlightenment" as a goal.<br>
                        &gt;&gt;<br>
                        &gt;&gt; At least to some Buddhists, the above
                        statement is itself Enlightenment,<br>
                        &gt;&gt; and "enlightenment" is for people who
                        can't face reality. :-)<br>
                        &gt;&gt; Will.<br>
                        &gt;<br>
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