Hi Bill!
Is that right that in zen there is something called Dharma Combat?. 
In fact, now that you made me aware of it...I read the two pieces of 
verse together and you are right, they are very nice and its contrast 
is really good!. Wow, I't seemed as I suffered from a wrong 
perception about you and you just were singing in togethernes with 
me!.  Thank you Bill for your patient, mindfulness and insight.

A kind bow from
--- 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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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