What is a "moment"? If I am hungry and I prepare something to eat, then
where does "just this" stop being "I am hungry" and start being "I am
preparing food"? Does "prepare food" take me out of the immediate moment,
since it looks toward something else later? Or, is it as simple as saying
"Right now I am focused on the preparing of the food, and I will not obsess
about the eating of it"?
On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 3:16 AM, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I disagree with Edgar on this. Actually this is the same disagreement on
> which Edgar and I posted on previously concerning causation and eventually
> abandoned our efforts.
> - Edgar thinks reality is made up of many distinct (but sometimes related)
> things happening at either the same or different times. (At least that is
> understanding of Edgar's general position. He can correct me if I'm wrong
> in my assessment or if I'm not expressing it well.)
> - I think reality is only one thing (Just THIS!), and there is only one
> So, my responses to you are that there is no 'you' doing anything, there is
> only ever one thing happening - Just THIS! and it is only ever happening
> NOW. All the other concepts discussed in this post are illusions.
> If you're walking, there is only walking. The entire universe is walking -
> now. If you're chewing gum, there is only chewing gum. The entire
> is chewing gum - now.
> In Zen Buddhism this is referred to as expressing your Buddha Nature. I
> refer to this as Just THIS!
> From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> Of Edgar Owen
> Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 6:37 AM
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [Zen] Question?
> You are missing my point. One's body is always doing many many things at
> once. One could not exist otherwise. Scores of muscles have to move
> to make even the simplest motion. To speak tongue and lips and breath must
> all move at the same time. No one ever is doing just one thing. That is an
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