Hi, Having Trouble Lurking Bill, I love strong statement... I always enjoyed your posting.
I don't "know" whether karma has a position in zen or not. I don't "know" where it belongs. Do you? :-) I also don't "know" what zen is. You have stated many times about "true zen" as "True zen". Is there one? Or is zen just one, the ONE, which includes everything - form, formless, all right and wrong......? That said however, I do like your statement that when there is no you, nothing sticks. Spiritually I agree. However, Edgar may argue in the physical world, if I am hit by a car, it was not me? Is there cause and effect in zen? small cap zen? I love your categorization and care in "your" dictionary. Happy Thanks Giving, JM Bill Smart wrote: > > I'm having trouble lurking... > > Karma does not have a position in zen. > > Karma is a belief in a lot of religions, like Buddhism, Hinduism and > even Christianity - 'as you sow, so shall you reap', 'if you're 'bad' > you'll go to hell but if you're 'good' you'll go to heaven', etc... > > Maintain a clear mind and karma is not relevant. How can YOU generate, > accumulate and/or be affected by KARMA if there is no YOU? > > If however a clear mind is not maintained and there is a big fat YOU > waddling around out there like a big wad of spiritual Velcro, then who > knows what could stick to it? Maybe even karma! > > Clear Mind. Just THIS! > > ...Bill! > > ------------------------------------ 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/