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May 05, 2009

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Puerhan

why search for the ox?

Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

~gassho~

Barry Briggs

Now what have I done? Created a world full of three-year-olds?

Why? Why? Why?

Greg

Nice post, the problem you pose reminds me of the essential question asked by Dogen before he departed for China.

If we all have, buddha nature why must we practice to realize it?

Looking forward to what you have to share on this topic in the upcoming posts.

ciao,

Gregor

Uku

Rodeo, yippiyaijee!

Barry Briggs

Thanks for your comment, Gregor. I'm looking forward to what I might share on this topic, as well. We'll see...

Uku! That's the spirit! Ride'm, cowboy!

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