Master Po lied! Or perhaps you are misinterpreting him...
In Zen there is no 'good' or 'evil', though there is the implicit
assumption that when one is acting from enlightenment one will in
general be doing things that the world would usually but not
necessarily always call good. This is because one will be aware of
the Buddha nature of all beings and act naturally compassionately
There is also the assumption that detached compassion tends to
further the attainment of enlightenment, as it generates minimal
attachments, attachments being impediments to enlightenment.
On Sep 17, 2008, at 12:35 PM, v wrote:
Edgar Owen wrote: trying to classify which of those forces is yang and
which is yin misses the point.>
It was always my understanding one side was the good/light and the
other half was the evil desires/darkness. What did I miss? This is how
it was explained by Kwai Chan Caine on the TV show Kung Fu, and Master
Po would not lie.