#3
Cease practice based
On intellectual understanding,
Pursuing words and
Following after speech.
Learn the backward
Step that turns
Your light inward
To illuminate within.
Body and mind of themselves
Will drop away
And your original face will be manifest.
#8
it looked rather spermish.
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#15
it's a koan...a sort of question to make you ponder a sort of unanswerable universal truth.

this particular koan is a reflection on the impermanent, empty nature of life and self. your "original face" is your "self" and it's most pure and true form.

#16


something along those lines
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#20
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#21
Quote by mental_zer0
Cease practice based
On intellectual understanding,
Pursuing words and
Following after speech.
Learn the backward
Step that turns
Your light inward
To illuminate within.
Body and mind of themselves
Will drop away
And your original face will be manifest.


That sounds like a Damiera song off of M(us)ic. I don't remember the song title though.

EDIT:
Ok, I guess it isn't. They happen to dwell on the themes of enlightenment and knowledge, so it wasn't too far-fetched at the moment.
But just listen to any pre-Loud Hands, Quiet Mouths Damiera song and sing along using that koan.
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#23
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you didnt close this?

It's a legit question, just, a weird one.
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#27
See...before my parents were born, my father had no testicles, nor was my mother able to produce. That being said, technically, I didn't even exist. No energy had been put into making me - sperm or otherwise - so there was no output...no me.

My face simply didn't exist.
#28
A just question my liege.

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#29
How is this "trolling"? Why don't you take a second, try to think outside the context of your boring internet life, and reflect on the question?
#31
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How is this "trolling"? Why don't you take a second, try to think outside the context of your boring internet life, and reflect on the question?

I did think on it, and I'm proud of my answer.

I don't see this as trolling...I see it as a fun thread.
#32
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#33
I think this is a dumb question that's supposed to be in the vein of "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around..." what did my face look like? can't look like anything if it hasn't been created yet... maybe a mind**** about looking at things or the past/present, but it's not good enough... philosophical fail