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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:50 PM

Walk the Earth, like Caine in Kung Fu

There are days I could abandon it all. The day job, the house, the gym, just walk away from it all. I'd grab my jo stick and just walk the Earth, like Caine in Kung Fu. Walk from place to place, meet people, get into adventures. I'd go from town to town and, with silent wisdom and selfless acts, make the wrong things right and stand up for those who can't help themselves. I'd bring karma with every footstep. Maybe I'd have flashbacks where people call me 'grasshopper'. I wouldn't stay long in one place. I'd do what I do and, when Buddha tells me, move on.

Recently, I realized something. When I go to work, when I go to the gym, when I go grocery shopping and when I go home, I'm already walking the Earth. Just like Caine.

There's my little Buddhist moment. I have one once in a while.

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Reply Walk the Earth, like Caine in Kung Fu (Original post)
ZenLefty Jan 2012 OP
ret5hd Jan 2012 #1
YankeyMCC Jan 2012 #2
grantcart Jan 2012 #3
Fozzledick Jan 2012 #4
Spacemom Jan 2012 #5
Ruby Reason Jan 2012 #6
ellisonz Jan 2012 #7
Ruby Reason Jan 2012 #8
ellisonz Jan 2012 #9

Response to ZenLefty (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:05 PM

1. me too, but i haven't learned that really cool slo-mo stuff yet.

every time i try it i just get punched.

but seriously...nice insight.

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Response to ZenLefty (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:00 PM

2. Huang-po Hsi-Yun...

addressed his assembly and said: "You are all eaters of brewer's dregs. If you go about on pilgrimage as you do, when can you meet today?"

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Response to ZenLefty (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:31 AM

3. Recently my brother in law came to visit from Thailand


He is about 60 and is retired from being a translater for the embassy in the US (he is 100% Thai).


After a few days he surprised us saying that he wanted to spend a week living like a homeless guy on the beach going from San Diego to Los Angeles.

A week later he came back and loved the experience.


For the surprise twist in the story look below.







































He is a devout Muslim.

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Response to ZenLefty (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:18 PM

4. Voice of the Beehive - I Walk the Earth



Not exactly Zen, but a great song by my favorite unknown band.

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Response to ZenLefty (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 01:15 AM

5. Your post reminds me

Something I always remind myself.

What do you do before enlightenment?
Chop wood, carry water.

What do you do after enlightenment?
Chop wood, carry water.

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Response to ZenLefty (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:14 AM

6. Be in the moment.

You are on your pilgrimage. I am on mine. Now as we talk, as we walk, but it is that silent wisdom and selfless acts in the here and now of my pilgrimage that I have trouble wrapping my head around.

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Response to Ruby Reason (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 04:14 PM

7. Welcome to DU!

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 04:39 PM

8. Thank you!

Do I read like a newbie, or do you just know most people? : )

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Response to Ruby Reason (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 05:22 PM

9. You can see post count...

...by clicking on the username.

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