--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Jarvis Stamply" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> From: "Bill Smart" <> Personally I would be very skeptical of any
> that INSISTED upon a full-lotus or any other position.
> When I used to travel and visit the various Zen centers, I got the
> impression that Full Lotus was what separated the men from the
boys, and the
> women from the girls (or whatever).
> I found that slight snobbery to be funny, but since I could never
> Lotus I did not like the attitude. I never saw any Roshi display any
> attitude about anything; so my remarks are strictly about the rank
> monks and lay participants.
lol. That is funny. Being a snob in zen is like saying "I'm more
humble than you are!"
Anyway, I shouldn't have really used the word "insisted," but more
like "highly recommended." I just wonder what they have to say about
it if anything.
Seems like in older days it used to be the norm. The standards seem
to have relaxed, not that I think this is a bad thing. It means that
the dharma is more accessable, which is good.
BTW, I'm more humble than all of you put together. So there! :P
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