Who Binds You?

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Who binds you?
A monk asked Seng ts’an, “Master, show me the way to liberation.”
Seng ts’an replied, “Who binds you?”
The monk responded, “No one binds me.”
Seng ts’an said, “Then why do you seek liberation?”


Credits: Image – Madam Scherzo. Quote:  whiskeyriver.blogspot.com.  This is an Ancient koan / teaching story.  Seng Ts’an is the third Zen ancestor in China.

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  1. OyiaBrown says:

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  2. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, that’s the visceral response this post and image evoke…. 🙂

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  3. The Mind-Game! Still on my way and learning how to use it 😉

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  4. Great image.

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  5. I was going to be snarky and say ‘my orthopedic surgeon does’ – but I was swept away by the imagery and the quote. Gorgeous.

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  6. Reblogged this on Wholeheartedness.

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  7. Exactly!

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  8. Good point!

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  9. My comment, nowhere near elegant as it should be,but I am stunned by the image/words and the combination, so here goes, holy cow!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous image…

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  11. that image is absolutely gorgeous–fluidity, creativity, flexibility, motion, stillness, control—wow!

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  12. Reblogged this on photographyofnia.

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  13. This is gorgeous!! I have a thing about smooth moving gifs (always on the lookout for them) and this is very smooth indeed! 😀

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  14. P.S. Haven’t been able to make a comment on your blog for ages because of this WordPress nonsense and dysfunction that’s been going on – but today it seems to be resolved! I may be speaking too soon though!! 😉

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  15. Reblogged this on ram0ram note book.

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