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the more I read this, the deeper it sounds to me

This is from this morning's DailyDharma; a dialogue with Chuang Tzu:
"Yen Hui: 'What is the fasting of the mind?'

Chuang Tzu: 'Make your will one! Don't listen with your ears, listen with your mind. No, don't listen with your mind, but listen with your spirit. Listening stops with the ears, the mind stops with recognition, but spirit is empty and waits on all things. The Way gathers in emptiness alone. Emptiness is the fasting of the mind.'

Yen Hui: 'Before I heard this, I was certain that I was Hui. But now that I have heard it, there is no more Hui. Can this be called emptiness?'

Chuang Tzu: 'That's all there is to it.'"

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From the book, "Verses From the Center," by Stephen Batchelor, published by Riverhead Books.
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lique November 7th, 2002
DailyDharma ... a mailing list, or website? Would you mind sharing where?

iamom November 7th, 2002
Of course -- I should have included the link. It's on Yahoo Groups. It's a twice-daily broadcast of quotes from good Buddhist sources. I think it's a very high quality list; at least a third of the messages I receive, I find noteworthy.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DailyDharma/

lique November 7th, 2002
Sweet, merci and danke too. :)

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