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Posted by SkySitter (128.29.4.1) on November 08, 2000 at 01:05:25:

In Reply to: problems posted by seer on November 07, 2000 at 11:07:33:

: i have been beginning to feel a uselessness in my coming here. i realise that i dont actually have any problems, so why do i continue to ask questions and read things? i see that there is the possibility of a better state to exist in, but i can find nothing of it. this is my only problem.

(The view and the concern of the) Self is the very source of all problems. SO, forget about slef. Pay attention to others. Just find out what others need and try to help them. If you can't or don't know how to help, go study the problem and try to find the solution.

Just in case you want some historical account: when the 6th Patriarch wrote the famous poem: "Bodhi/wisdom is/has no tree, mirror is/has no platform,..." The 5th Patriarch said: "Didn't get it, either" The teaching then went on to the Dimond (Cutting) Sutra, all the way to chpater 10...




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