I think so too - and if that's the case I'd like to make the most of 
this stop.

I know there are many other 'lurking' out there, but not posting.  
That's okay, but I'd like to see more people actively participating 
in the forum.  I've started a thread NOT CAVEAT EMPTOR in which I 
hope to explore with others just what we think zen is, and is not.

Please join us.


--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, daniel sherwood <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> If I can add something here, I believe we're all on a spiritual 
journey and this group is one of stops along the way. 
> Danny
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Bill Smart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 12:47:42 AM
> Subject: [Zen] Caveat Emptor
> I recently made some postings that caused some participants 
> unpleasantness. Sometimes that's okay, and I certainly have been 
> know to purposely rattle a few cages, but in these recent postings 
> that was not my intent. So...I would like to clarify my past and 
> future postings as follows:
> I do not own this forum, so cannot exclude anyone. For the most 
> I wouldn't want to exclude anyone, with the possible exception of 
> those that blatantly post marketing material. Al, the forum 
> moderator, can exclude participants, but I have not known of a case 
> in the past 3 or 4 years that he has done so.
> We all participate in this forum voluntarily. Some particpate very 
> seriously, some jokingly. Some, like me, participate sometimes 
> seriously, and sometimes jokingly. I offer no apologies for this.
> Most importantly, you should not depend on this forum for spritual 
> other advice. Do not believe everything you read here, or anywhere 
> for that matter.
> Believe in youself. Just sit. If you're lucky enough to have found 
> a good teacher or group with which to participate, beleive in them 
> with all your heart. They will help you in your practice. 
> Enlightenment is a product of the desire of the student, not the 
> skill of the teacher. A earnest teacher cannot lead a false student 
> to enlightenment. On the other hand a earnest student can become 
> enlighted under a false teacher; or without a teacher at all.
> Just sit.
> ...Bill! 
> Never miss a thing.  Make Yahoo your home page. 
> http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs

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