Hi All, Based on the foundation that I have posted earlier that Chi, or life force, or God, or consciousness, or OE, is the supporting power to all. Everything else is the result of many different causes and causes of causes. What does it mean in the macro sense? How do we apply that understanding into our everyday life?
Understand and accept Chan means to understand and accept that every form or formlessness is caused by their own cause and causes of causes. That is way it is and that is the way it will be. Our entire universe is like that. There is a cause for this discussion to occur. There is a purpose for me to post. There are reasons for anyone to interpret in anyway, in line the karma of each of us. There is no right or wrong. Everything and everyone that we meet is a result of some cause. That is the way it is. Buddhist called every encounter, Dharma. There is no need to fight it, because it happened already. There is no need to know its causes, because there are generations of causes. Our job is to resolve and harmonize with it. In the grand view, Chan encompasses everything in our lives. A Chan practitioner understands and is liberated from his mind. He sees the universe and every being as is. He listens and accepts every word as is. There is no need to reject any argument. There are values in everything, because all is supported by the same life force and universal consciousness. There is no need to differentiate, categorize or analyze. No matter how we differentiate them, it is the working of our dualistic mind. Maya, unscientific, unrealistic, etc. etc. are just labels from our egoistic mind. If we don't use our mind, how can these labels be generated. Words is form. Surrender our ego needs to be absolute. "A hair width apart is like heaven and hell." Platform sutra. I did say that all comments are incomplete, which includes my own. All I do is to present different perspectives, like koan, for anyone to wake up from within. My posts are not designed to convince, persuade or win any argument. All discussions in words, are for each us to wake up from within. The way of Tao is like the road of Chan. Everyway is the way. Every second and each being is dharma. If ever we use words such as "just" or "only", we are limiting the dharma our teachers taught us. Chan is everywhere. Chan exist everywhere and in every second. It is for us to be synced to it, instead of criticize, categorize it. As a Chan practitioner, the first step is to cultivate pure body and pure mind. That is just the beginning. A bowl to you all, 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/