I fully agree with you. I don't say those religions are 'bad', except for some 
advocating killing of innocent. But in regard to letting go of attachments, we 
have to go somewhere else.

--- On Fri, 9/1/09, cid830 <> wrote:

From: cid830 <>
Subject: [Zen] Re: The Reason For God
Date: Friday, 9 January, 2009, 1:31 AM

What I believe is that we live in a dualistic world. Our minds attach 
to forms in a dualistic way. If you can break your attachment to this 
dualism and dissolve your Ego, you can get in touch with your True 
Self. I believe you can do this through daily meditation accompanied 
by a good belief system. Not just "any" belief system will get you 
there, but "many" will. These religions you have mentioned I think 
all teach attatchments of one sort or another. But many will teach you 
to let go of these attatchemnts. 

Please remember that I claim to be no expert in these matters. I only 
relate from my experience and my limited base of knowledge. What has 
worked for me may not be right for you. 

I hope you find YOUR way, Al.



--- In zen_fo...@yahoogrou, "fitness4u2163" <fitness1963@ ...> 
> "cid830"I believe the answer is somewhere in the middle. In a non-
> dualistic existence that can only be experienced through strict 
> adherence to a certain belief system along with deep meditation.
> > 
> > 
> What you believe is duality and your solution is Christianity or 
> Judaism or some other strict belief system (Muslim?). You are like 
> square peg trying to get into the round hole.


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