--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Anthony, > > All morals and ethics are PERSONAL. They apply ONLY TO YOU. > You cannot project them on others.
How could it be otherwise? > I'm telling you, YOU ALREADY KNOW! This is your face before > your mother was born! This is the cypress tree in the > courtyard! This is three pounds of flax! (And in Al's case - > this is dried shit on a stick!) This is your Buddha Nature! > All you need to do is relax and allow yourself to experience > it. And one thing that helps you do that is zazen - just > sitting, no thoughts, no fears, no self - Just THIS! We all already know! > > (Another thing that seems to help is a lightning strike, but > if I were you - and I am - I'd suggest we go with zazen.) > He's absolutely right, even *I* don't recommend lightning strikes! Zazen may not be any easier, but I'm sure it is safer. > You just need to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF and your innate ability > to know right and wrong, BE CONFIDENT IN YOURSELF AND YOUR > JUDGEMENT, and DON'T BE AFRAID TO ACT. Don't get frozen up. > Don't over-think things. The importance of this can't be over-stressed. It's one of the things that repeats over and over again in the old masters, psychology, and the "better" aspects of religion. > One more thing... Next time ask an easier question, like > 'which direction should I face when sitting?' or 'what > color cushion works best?'. I do best at responding to those. > > ...Bill! Another wonderful dinner Bill. Isn't it Edgars' turn to do the dishes? :-) 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/