Margie, +++++++Correction+++++++++++ Sorry, I meant to write thank you for posting, not for posing!
Thanks, Chris --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "cid830" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Welcome Margie. My name is Chris and I am a backsliding > practitioner. I have been practicing on and off for the past 20 > years. It seems that I can maintain the discipline for a good > practice only for short periods of time. I hope to one day shed my > love of my material belongings and my trivial addictions, but for > now, my Xbox360 and my Tivo have a hold of me. I do look forward to > reading your posts, as well as your blog. Thanks for posing. > > Edgar, > Whose time is being "wasted" by doing zazen for years in a > monastery. I believe that a practitioner living in a monastary and > devoting his/her life to a practice of living each breath in the > present moment, if far from "wasting" their time. To each his own! > > > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Edgar Owen <edgarowen@> wrote: > > > > Margie, > > > > Very precise and to the point description. More evidence that > sitting > > in a monastery doing zazen for years is often just a waste of time. > > > > Edgar > > > > > > > > On Sep 29, 2008, at 7:37 AM, roloro1557 wrote: > > > > > One way I can describe my experience of Satori is that it was a > > > complete obliteration of all the overlays on my consciousness: > > > language, thought, future, past, role (wife, mother, etc). Even > my > > > body disappeared (female, sore left arm, whether I was dressed, > etc). > > > All the overlays foisted on me by culture, other people and my > own > > > ego-self just completely fell away in an instant. I didn't even > know > > > I'd had Satori until years later. I knew something "big" or > extremely > > > unusual had happened to me, but I had no words for it. I've > never even > > > discussed it until the last few years. But at the same time I > never > > > forgot it...I don't mean I thought about it all the time - it > was just > > > there quietly in the background. > > > > > > After Satori the genie is out of the bottle, so to speak. One > goes > > > back to "ordinary" life, even though one's life can never be > > > "ordinary" again. It's a paradigm shift. One goes back > to "ordinary" > > > life with one's view of life radically and irrevocably changed. > > > > > > After Satori??? > > > I fixed breakfast. > > > > > > Margie (roloro1557) > > > > > > > > > > > > ------------------------------------ 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/