You can post here on whatever subject you want - within reason.
This is a zen forum so in my opinion the posts should somehow be related to
zen - but that's just my opinion. I think if you want to post, for example,
on how to tear down a small-block Chevy V-8 engine there are more
I was specifically talking about the other forum, and I didn't want to imply
anything about this one. And it's not people being censorious as much as the
anti-religious people crowding out the others.
Liberation Theology is a movement that originally started with Roman Catholic
Part of my fear of death is not so much of death but of senility or loss of
memory. In western terms, that's what I think of as mind. But I have to admit,
I dont know if I fully understand the Buddhist concept of mind. Can anybody
help with this?
I haven't kept up with the Zen Forum for several months. It seems I come back
to where I left off, always agreeing with Master Bill. In recalling past posts
I always seemed to disagree with your point of view on zen. I do recall some
agreement. I know I always admired your perspective
I think the concept of mind is the basis of Buddhism. From my perspective in
practise, the mind is key to ultimate nirvana and the obstruction to getting
there. It is the cause of our suffering and the only way to relieve that
suffering. It is the reason we seek out religions to answer our
My concern then is the idea of losing the mind, either through senility or
dementia or mental illness. If we are stripped of our cognitive abilities, then
where is the mind, and how can we still practise?
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, cid830 summitj...@... wrote:
I think the
I don't guarantee understanding of 'mind' will solve the problem of fear of
death. Mind is not only a Buddhist concept. For instance, Edgar talks about
Tao, global spirit or some other big names. It is the same concept that mind
never dies. In Buddhist terms, it creates everything. So you
If you lose your mind, you cannot practice, unless a Joshu comes to strike you
with a big stick or you reincarnate as a wild fox.
--- On Sun, 3/10/10, DP wookielife...@yahoo.ca wrote:
From: DP wookielife...@yahoo.ca
Subject: [Zen] Re: Unclear on what is mind
Science will tell you, there are more neuron firing to the brain from
the stomach then the other way around. Similarly there are more neuron
from the sub conscience, from the heart, from other organs, from the
In Chan, wisdom is not from the brain, but from the heart
But don't we all lose our minds in the end?
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu wu...@... wrote:
If you lose your mind, you cannot practice, unless a Joshu comes to strike
you with a big stick or you reincarnate as a wild fox.
--- On Sun, 3/10/10, DP wookielife...@...
I've been reading a book about buddhist psychology by Jack Kornfield, and he
talks about mind or consciousness being just what we apprehend, pure
experience, not even based on memory. Does that make any sense?
What can I read about this that will help me out?
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com,
Chan is not about sense? it is sit down, shut up and stop thinking...
Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can
On 10/2/2010 7:35 PM, DP wrote:
I've been reading a book about buddhist psychology by Jack Kornfield,
and he talks about
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