Thanks for your post, Mike. Yes, I have heard the story of the monk carrying the lady. It is a good one. And a very good way of illustrating my ability to carry resentments of past regress. You know, I thought I was completely over my harsh feelings for Al in past posts. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading posts here for the past few weeks. It's just that I have no tolerance for dis-respect. No tolerance for one that dis-respects another while they are posting sincere thoughts and beliefs. I like your point that my anger is still not good, no matter the justification. I guess I feel I am defending those who do not defend themselves. I felt I was doing so when I was asked "Who are You? The Pope of Zen!"... I took the tag proudly. Yes, I know a good practitioner has no need to defend himself, and members such as JM have responded with such eloquent retorts, but sometimes I feel you have respond on such a level that the offender may understand. Much respect, Mike, you and all others are good teachers for me. I gain inspiration from many posts here. We can have any kind of dialogue, but we don't have to be insulting while doing so.
Humbly, Chris 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/