RE: [Zen] Zen Is One, two, three ...

2006-06-22 Thread Bill Smart
On Wednesday, June 21 donald hwong (JMJM) wrote: [...introductory portion snipped...] [JMJM...]Is there a disconnect in the teachings after 2500 years? Is there one true which is also all? Or is it important? Importance is a relative term. For those who wish to paint-by-number these teachings,

RE: [Zen] Paint-by-numbers (was 7th ..., related to One ...)

2006-06-22 Thread Bill Smart
On Thursday, June 22 donald hwong (JMJM) wrote: [JMJM...]After BodhiDharma brought the teaching without words and formalities to China, this Buddhist teaching is slowly mixed with the Daoiest teaching, which states, Any description of path is not the path.  This mix is then called Chan. then

RE: [Zen] Gone

2006-06-22 Thread Bill Smart
On Thursday, June 22 woof puppy wrote: [woof...]I found a song that I feel really captures the Buddhist message. Sometimes I listen to it to help ground myself. Gone by Switchfoot [woof...]She told him she'd rather fix her makeup than try and fix what's going on But the problem keeps on calling

RE: [Zen] Zen Is One, two, three ...

2006-06-22 Thread donald hwong
Well stated, Bill. We shall continue alone these subjects some other day.All is Zen, everything we posted, you, me as well as everyone else are all Zen.These are all menifestation of Zen. Branches of the tree and not its life force.To be more "wordly correct", Zen is all. How is that?Thank you

RE: [Zen] Zen Is One, two, three ...

2006-06-22 Thread donald hwong
Hi Bill,After reading my own post, I believe what I meant to say is that:"Zen is in all, but all is not Zen."It is hard to express a "sense or awareness".Anyhow, these are just words. Though nothing I've posted is important, you still manage to respond everytime. I truly have learnt and

Re: [Zen] Re: Paint-by-numbers (was 7th ..., related to One ...)

2006-06-22 Thread kahtychen
Thank you, Rodney. Thank you deeply, for your response :-). Thank you for sharing your path. The analogy of the other shore is most useful to me. Reminds me of one of my favorite poems: A long time ago I went on a journey Right to the corner Of the eastern ocean. The road there Was long and