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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby another_being on Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:48 pm

I'll stick with zero and happily buy the book. :)
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:53 pm

If Hollywood picks it up, I'll wait for the movie adaptation. :lol2:

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p.s. (a movie with perhaps 47 sequels. Could be a great franchise).
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby Caodemarte on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:52 pm

51 is my guess.
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby fukasetsu on Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:28 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:If Hollywood picks it up, I'll wait for the movie adaptation. :lol2:

--Joe

p.s. (a movie with perhaps 47 sequels. Could be a great franchise).


Nah Joe, it will be a bunch of CGI and cool effects but no substance to the story, again, let European filmakers do it :)
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby Linda Anderson on Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:09 pm

Bon Voyage Guo Gu ... :heya:

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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby anka on Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:39 pm

Taiwan! What an amazing experience. I will select 48.
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby Nothing on Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:57 am

Congratulations on the new book sir .
Looking forward to read it.
The Essence of Chan was a great read :rbow:

My guess is 55 :blush:
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby macdougdoug on Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:20 am

I'm with Anka, I think the number on Guo Gu's mind is the one he said : 48

The one on my mind is the $28.95 paperback price
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby Seeker242 on Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:47 pm

Guo Gu wrote:those of you who can read my mind can get a free copy of the book :heya: and use the pages as toilet paper!



Well, you only really need paper for #2, so I going to go with number #2! :dance:

p.s. How soft is the paper? :lool:
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby ed blanco on Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:45 pm

Be well and stay in touch, Guo Gu.
I saw the book and will get it.
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby Guo Gu on Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:21 pm

hi all,
joe, you got it right the second time: 75.
i already said it's two numbers off. but i never knew there would be so many creative interpretations to "off by two numbers"... guesses range from 0, to 11, to 12, 22, 42, 51, etc. :lol2:
fuki, you should have went with your initial thought. now you can go nuts... :ninja:
seeker, the paper is not that soft but it's not as hard as yunmen's shit-stick. ;) you can read my comments about it in case 21.
thank you all, this was fun :)

a quick verse:

1, 2, 3...
book is free.
3, 2, 1...
even buddhas don't see!
numbers, guesses, nothing can reveal it;
think twice--and it passes!

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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:01 am

Guo Gu, thank you!

Well, "75" WAS lucky for me. Thanks for giving me two chances! And thanks for the verse. You're very kind.

(I PM-ed you my mailing address).

I inscribe my gatha of gratitude:

It's a surprise
To win the prize.
Every day
is a good day.


:)

Best wishes for safe travels and much fun, and strong practice for all on pilgrimage!,

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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby Linda Anderson on Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:16 am

:lol2:
Win or lose.... who looks for clues beyond the OP.... that's the fun.
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:48 pm

Ani,

In Chile, as I remember, bidets are very common (ubiquitous?). Maybe in Europe, too? So, maybe "no wonder" you use water. Of course, after the "washing", one must accomplish a drying (with a tissue; or, a launderable cloth of some kind).

I also recall that the texture and characteristic of the toilet paper in Chile (early 1980s, Pinochet-years) was like that of crinkly wrapping paper, with a shiny surface on one side (much like Artists' tracing paper). This seemed hardly suited to the purpose!, but was not something that a N. American could not become accustomed to (as in my 2 1/4 years there).

I recall too, that in Chile, and in Argentina at the time, toilet paper was sometimes scarce, and in places it was actually used as a medium of exchange (like an alternative form of "cash"; and if this is not too indelicate to repeat here, I also heard rumored that, at a place in Argentina, one could compensate a prostitute for services with ...a roll of toilet paper. This may have been apocryphal, I dunno).

But I've veered far off-topic with these educational ramblings.

Good to see you around the boards,

best!,

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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby another_being on Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:58 pm

Hard As Yunmen's Shit-stick is the name of my new band.

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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby Guo Gu on Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:23 pm

Anirukta wrote:
Guo Gu wrote:those of you who can read my mind can get a free copy of the book :heya: and use the pages as toilet paper!


I don't read minds. I don't use toilet paper, I use water for that purpose for many years. I do not read any books currently. 10000



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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby Nothing on Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:01 am

Will there be a hardcover edition of the book?
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby fukasetsu on Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:00 pm

Guo Gu wrote:fuki, you should have went with your initial thought. now you can go nuts... :ninja:


:lol2:

It's the same with predicting sport bets, the initial thought is always the best, then one starts thinking and the bet is of.

Congrats on the book by the way, looking forward to read and apply it :)
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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby desert_woodworker on Mon May 02, 2016 5:28 am

Anirukta wrote:never seen any in Chile, actually.


Interesting! The hotels in Stgo. I sometimes frequented all had them, and the ESO Guest House there, did, too. In La Serena, the good hotel there had them. And every private home I was at in La Serena. I can't remember if La Silla had them on the mountain, but Tololo did not. The Hosteria of Vicuna, ...well, I forget. Over 30 years ago, now... .

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Re: passing through the gateless barrier

Postby Linda Anderson on Sat May 07, 2016 6:00 am

So, you'all think you're talking about bidets? :lol2: I don't think so.
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