Anthony, It seems to me you're really obsessed with this killing thing.
My advice to you is to quit thinking about 'what you should do' if you encounter a killer. That's like worrying about 'what kind of soap you should use' when washing your bowls. Just sit, clear you mind, allow you Buddha Nature to function freely and you won't be so obsessed with wondering about what you would do in any specific situation. When the situation comes up you will act in accordance with your Buddha Nature, just as you do when you are washing your bowls. Asking me what I would do in any specific situation is useless. What I would do or not do should not be a template for you. You must discover you Buddha Nature and then you won't have to think about how you would act. In fact 'you' don't act. There is no 'you'. There is Just THIS! ...Bill! From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Anthony Wu Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 6:02 PM To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [Zen] Re: The Reason For God Bill, I fully agree with all you say, but on condition that we live in paradise on earth, like in the USA, or your part of Thailand, where you are not faced with killing, war and other kinds of suffering. When you meet a murderer, and are being killed, can you just 'be killed'? Then you qualify for a samurai. When you starve with no money to buy food, can you just starve? What if the murderer is killing your friend? Do you help him, or just stand by and see him killed? Anthony ------------------------------------ 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:zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com mailto:zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/