--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Smart" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> 
> >Subject: [Zen] New poll for Zen_Forum
> 
>   >o Yes, Zen applies to everything in life and society 
>   >o No, I don't want to hear anybody else's opinions. I just want 
to
> discuss Zen. 
> 
> I didn't vote because neither of these adequately represents my 
opinion.
> 
> I would prefer to see only discussions pertaining to zen on this 
forum.  If
> I want to discuss other topics I can go to other forums.
> 
> On the other hand zen does pertain to everyday life and we should 
be able to
> freely discuss that.  HOWEVER, I think it's very simplistic to 
say 'zen
> applies to everything in life and society' if said as an excuse to 
discuss,
> say or do whatever you want.
> 
> I would like to see here only discussions which are either focused 
on zen or
> relate back to zen.
> 
> An example would be the recent discussions on political pundits.  
As long as
> your discussions on their activities or their views relate to your 
zen
> practice, then I say FINE, GO FOR IT!  If, however, you are just 
using the
> zen forum as a 'bully pulpit' to air your own views, then I say GO 
SOMEWHERE
> ELSE for that.
> 
> Gassho...Bill!

My opinion is the same as Bills, pretty much exaclty!






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