Many people believe that pompous obfuscation is the ultimate expression of Zen. I prefer to think that the "zen" way to answer a simple question is to provide a simple answer.
Also, it helps to actually read the posts in a thread that you are participating in. I did not start the thread. But I was the only person who actually answered the question that was posted. - Curt Bill Smart wrote: > > Curt’s initial posting indicated he was looking for a ‘gay’ sangha, > presumably believing he would feel more comfortable in a gay community > than a heterosexual or mixed community. I was merely trying to point > out that zen itself does not recognize and certainly does not > encourage these kinds of classifications. And I also have a personal > opinion that ‘comfortable’ is not a good pre-requisite or requirement > for zen practice. > > I do hope Curt does find a suitable sangha. I did see someone > suggested a group in the Washington, DC area (I think). I encourage > Curt to contact that sangha even if it’s not in his area and talk to > them about his interests and concerns, and hope he gets started in (or > continues) his zen practice soon. > > Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today! Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/