--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Jue Miao Jing Ming - è¦ºå¦ç²¾æ <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I come to > understand Christian terms as sort of "outside in" or "top down", while > Buddhist terms are "inside out" or "bottom up".
Good for you Donald!. I love it. For some reason it sounds like a kind of humoristic explanation though I know you meant to be as accurate as possible. But I couldn't help and laugh at the accurate syncronitation. > > 1. Yes, faith is a commitment for one to practice and witness oneself. > It is a gradual process. > 2. Prayer is one's action to sync one's heart with the heart of the > universe through stillness of body, mind and spirit. > 3. Blessing is the harmony of one's heart with that of the universe. > (hence, harmonious actions and words) > > Replace "universe" with "Buddha", you get Buddhist terms. > > Well? What do you mean by stillness of body, mind and spirit?. wouldn't be mindful concentration in the awareness of body and mind produce togetherness which helps to manifest the holy spirity or the breath of God? I like the two comments you make. Their simple and straight forward. Mayka Mayka : > > > > Hello JMJM, > > > > some times I think the English translations are misleading. Using the > > word > > Faith, Prayer and Blessings in English have a very Christian meaning and > > when people use these terms in Buddhism I think it is misleading. > > I understand Buddhist Faith to mean a trust in oneself to follow the > > right > > path. What would the correct meaning of Buddhist Prayer and Buddhist > > Blessings be? > > > > JODY > > > > > ------------------------------------ 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/