leafjoy, thank you for your interesting response. Can you explain wu-
wei? Thank you very much. ~Blossom~--- In
Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "mtpathy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Blossom" <pinkmudblossom@>
> > Welcome leafjoy (this is a beautiful, peaceful name you have!).
> > too, am new to this group,(I use to be in this group by another
> > but left for awhile), though like yourself I've been practicing
> > buddhism for many years. Close to 20, but seriously for about 14
> > years. I've not interjected here in this group much, mostly just
> > reading the posts. But there are a couple other groups I'm in
> > more active in. I see by your profile you're in OK City. Nice
> > Hope you like this group and stay awhile! Peace, Blossom~--- In
> > Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "mtpathy" <leafj0y@> wrote:
> > >
> Well without going into a huge amount of detail theres several
> things that i came across within my own practice and experiences
> has led me to zen,i suppose the first would be that through
> in a consistent manner ive learned to focus in on my own thoughts
> emotions so that im always concious of them,and in my own way i
> been teaching myself how to move within them,understand the deeper
> meanings behind them,and i suppose learning to understand why
> action brings a reaction,and exploring this ive found that emotion
> itself colors perception.
> I'm honestly not intrested in exploring Zen as a religious
> as in Zen Buddhism,but im instead intrested in exploring zen as a
> practice of self.
> Ive only read two books,the first was refered to me by my aikido
> teacher,the books Being Zen by Ezra Bayda this book really made me
> take a step back and look at my own practices that ive developed
> and showed me methods that i havn't yet come to on working with
> unfocused emotions and thoughts.
> the other book that ive been reading lately is The Three Pillars of
> Zen,by Philip Kapleau.
> and this book has opened me up to a complely new practice of focus/
> meditation that i wouldn't have ever found any other way.
> the things ive practiced so far in the book are..
> #1sitting within zazen,categorizing and contemplating thoughts that
> arise,and by stating/categorizing these things as "what is this"
> finding that they are less part of self as much as there part of
> #2wall meditation, following the breath in line with thought to
> both on the same path without wondering.
> #3then theres the gradule letting go of breath and thought,to sit
> void,which my mind does light back up into the 1st or 2nd step at
> that time its just starting over and repeating.
> Likewise. I'll elaborate a bit more soon. Right now, I'm keen
> Wei. Are
> you familiar with it? Actionless action. Pretty cool. Speak
> you soon.
> isn't wu-wei meditation without contemplation,what the last
> i wrote is supposed to achieve? #3.
> Also thanks for the comment on my nick "leafj0y",it is and has
> been a metaphore for my practice.
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