In balance lies peace
two views, two opinions, one mind
The Tao is not flat




--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Smart" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Mayka,
> 
>  
> 
> The poem I wrote back to you was not a correction; it was a
response.  I was
> like a song where you sing one verse and I sing another.  In its extreme
> form in the Japanese tradition this is called Dharma Combat.  It is
when one
> zen practitioner expresses their understanding and another responds
> expressing theirs.
> 
>  
> 
> Be assured I am not at all concerned with your grammar.  Misuse of
grammar
> is only problematic when it prevents you from communicating well, and I
> think you do very well in that area.  Also, grammar it is not
important at
> all in poetry.
> 
>  
> 
> Your statement below "My poem tries to transmit in a very basic way, the
> truth about interbeing while yours
> keeps on the individual self." is true.  The reason I wrote what I
did was
> because I sensed you might believe your perspective was the only or
> 'correct' way to represent the message of the Diamond Sutra.  What I
wrote
> was in direct opposition to your poem and was done to hopefully
balance out
> the understanding.
> 
>  
> 
> .Bill!
> 
>   
> 
>  
> 
> Mayka wrote:
> 
> Bill;
> I Thank you for your feedback, but in this case I do not accept your
> correction your correction as it does not correspond to the insight of
> the Diamond Sutra. Zen poetry can be understood by intelectual but
> through mindfulness, concentration and insight. My poem tries to
> transmit in a very basic way, the truth about interbeing while yours
> keeps on the individual self. However, perhaps there is an English
> error and it should be reading:
> I am you
> You are me
> we are One
> Mayka
>




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