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

2006-06-20 Thread rbs000
One, five, fifty one... I also don't see why we need to attach too much importance to one. It seems to me that if the mind makes one then there's one. If the mind makes two then there's two. And when the mind isn't making one or two or even zero ... then what? Doesn't seem particularly

Re: [Zen] Zen Is One.

2006-06-23 Thread rbs000
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Frank Gorin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Regarding Zen Is One. Tuesday, June 20, jasonzavoda wrote: I don't see that following the idea of 'one' creates suffering in anyone, so I'm all for it even if I don't follow it myself. Hi, Jason. My

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

2006-06-25 Thread rbs000
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, jasonzavoda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What Hindrances? There is nothing to abandon. There is something to abandon. Self-grasping. Zen rap says what self? Whatever self is still clung to. Zen rap says, Oh ho, but there is no self to cling to! Excellent!

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

2006-06-25 Thread rbs000
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, rbs000 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, jasonzavoda jasonzavoda@ wrote: What Hindrances? There is nothing to abandon. There is something to abandon. Self-grasping. Zen rap says what self? Whatever self is still clung

Re: [Zen] Ven Bhante Vimalaramsi: Without this jhana practice becomes very difficult

2006-07-26 Thread rbs000
Therefore, the first step is always using common terms to address the issues only relating to our body and mind. After one witnessed a few glimps of the Inner Self, then we may venture into the spiritual side of Zen, which could be well witnessed in our school through our method of

[Zen] Re: [Zen Living] What the Bleep do I know?

2006-08-10 Thread rbs000
There is just this. (And yes, Michael, I might have read that or something like it in a book somewhere.) ..Oh yeah, and there is Bill! Hi Bill :-) Ian Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today! Yahoo! Groups Links *

[Zen] Re: A hiring manager enters a bar...

2006-08-11 Thread rbs000
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Serge Blais [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wow, don't delete it just yet! This is really about zen... Situation one. The hiring manager has dinner with the first candidate. When he sees the candidate putting pepper in his soup without touching it, he doesn't

[Zen] Re: A hiring manager enters a bar...

2006-08-12 Thread rbs000
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Bill Smart [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: First Bill! wrote: In the first scenario resulted in the candidate is dismissed. In the second scenario the candidate is hired. And then Serge wrote: Before I start I want to thank you for posting. We need more

[Zen] Re: Zen Buddhism

2006-08-23 Thread rbs000
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, mudmessiah [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If one lives life to the fullest then there will be no more need for rebirth...! So how does one live life to the fullest? Buddha outlined a path called the Eightfold Path... For example, doesn't it follow that by not

[Zen] mind walls

2006-10-18 Thread rbs000
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, mtpathy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: when i sit and look at a blank wall, it is only a blank wall that should be seen, but instead i see thoughts and images, often times as if they were projected onto the wall by a movie projector. when i look at clouds in

[Zen] Re: Cause Effect

2006-11-09 Thread rbs000
It's seeing through the sense that there is some I who detaches or embraces that makes all the difference. Ian No Cause. No Effect. Just This. --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, donald hwong donaldhwong@ wrote: Tony, As always, they are one of the same. There is no duality.

[Zen] Re: Compassion

2006-12-09 Thread rbs000
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Kathy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does anyone have three or so short, but poignant quotes regarding compassion? Something from a great teacher or the sutras or like that. I read alot of Zen and Buddhist books, but can't remember quotes (I can't tell a joke,