Thank You, JM, I always enjoy your insight.

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Oh, let me add and every sentient being and every suffering is our 
> nourishment....
> 
> cid830 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 <mailto:Zen_Forum%
40yahoogroups.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)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>



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