I also agree with Al's decision not to moderate.
I, however, would not insist on anyone using the term THIS as I do.
In fact I think it's better they don't. They should develop their
own means of expressing THIS. I use it because I don't know how else
to communicate what I've experienced. You could also use the term
THIS and it might not be the right thing for you. Remember Gutei's
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Jue Miao Jing Ming - è¦ºå¦ç²¾æ
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Al is always Al. Fun!
> I am however, hats off to you for your refusal to moderate. I am
> your side. No matter how we teach, the wake up got to come from
> inside. The door to Buddha is always open. It is the door to our
> hearts that are frequently blocked.
> MU in Chinese really is a negation add-on. The word itself means
> whatever after it. By itself has no meaning. Like Not or No.
> Emptiness in sutra does not mean nothing. There is the "Exquisite
> existance" which is the surname of Quan-Yin, as well as a hint of
> invisible life force. If we insert "life sustaining energy" into
> the Buddhist sutras, it can be understood by our rational mind a
> easier. Emptiness is just a reminder of impermanence.
> Of course, even "life sustaining energy" is just a label. Bill may
> however, insist that we call it THIS. It is okay with me. Just a
> Fitness63 wrote:
> > From: Edgar Owen >Right, let go of everything. No attachments.
> > this....>
> > If that is all Zen is, it seems pretty lame-O. I thought the idea
> > getting
> > to ONLY THIS is what JM was talking about. You get to the
> > order to get to the CHI, the life-force.
> > You are saying that just getting to the VOID is all there is.
> > what I
> > would call the hole in your soul.
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