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!
From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 6:02 PM
Subject: RE: [Zen] Re: The Reason For God
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?
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