As Chan practitioners, we practice to detach ourselves from all forms, because all forms are transient, impermanent and empty by nature.
When we see all forms as emptiness, then we see true form. The true form mentioned here in Diamond Sutra is the universal life force and wisdom. When we walked into Costco, do we see every merchandise just as shapes, colors and sizes? When we watch TV, can we switch it off at any moment? Or turn it on and begin to watch it from anywhere in the middle? When we talk or write, can we stop in the middle of our sentence without insisting to finish? Can we wait until others finish theirs? These are all but forms. Their only values are relative to each being at each moment, and are all but result of some causes and caused by generations of other causes. When we begin to sync with the universal life force, we could be still and unaffected by forms. As our synchronicity improve we could begin to realize the true nature of forms. Then we could sync to current moment which are the causes of future forms. Liberation begins by detaching from all forms. It begins by detaching from knowledges, languages, logic...... Be present beyond forms. Sync to the life force at every moment. It is not hard to witness, just practice. Begin the practice with deep belly breathing... JM 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/