I get the feeling from the general thrust of your posts that you're looking for
something, some kind of meaning to your existence. Nothing wrong with that, but
IMHO there is nothing to look for - no spiritual experience, no angels, no God,
no Enlightenment, no heaven/hell, no Saviour to come and rescue us, no book or
scriptures (nothing Holy) The only thing that is real is this moment now (JUST
THIS! ala Bill!)- nothing else exists outside of it. Nothing can exist outside
of it. Anything else is just wishful thinking and obscures a direct experience
of THIS. The simpleness of Zen is not disappointing (or "lame-O" :) !), but
liberates us from delusional thinking - and hence, unhappiness. Could ultimate
reality really be anything morer than just pure simplicity? Mike.
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From: Fitness63 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, 6 September, 2008 8:33:34
Subject: Re: [Zen] Character Building
From: Edgar Owen >Right, let go of everything. No attachments. Only
If that is all Zen is, it seems pretty lame-O. I thought the idea of getting
to ONLY THIS is what JM was talking about. You get to the impermanence in
order to get to the CHI, the life-force.
You are saying that just getting to the VOID is all there is. That is what I
would call the hole in your soul.