Anthony, Actually a lot of people expect me to answer to them. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't, but I don't feel obligated to do so.
And I didn't say I always do the second group of actions (would that I did); I said I don't do any of the first group. I don't know why I don't do any of them, nor do I even want to do any of them. I like to think it has to do with zazen, but it probably also has a lot to do with my upbringing and my current situation which does not impose many pressures on me to take advantage of others or conform with such behavior in others. Now, I've answered a lot of your questions in recent posts. Please answer one of mine from my previous post: " Why do you (and Al) have to have someone or something else tell you what to do and be answerable to?" Thanks...Bill! From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Anthony Wu Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 10:02 PM To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [Zen] Re: The Reason For God Bill, Nobody asks you to answer to them. If you always do the second group of actions, that is great. Can you tell me the secret why you are not tempted to switch to the first group once in a while? Anthony --- On Fri, 16/1/09, billsm...@hhs1963.org <billsm...@hhs1963.org> wrote: From: billsm...@hhs1963.org <billsm...@hhs1963.org> Subject: RE: [Zen] Re: The Reason For God To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Friday, 16 January, 2009, 5:52 PM Anthony, I believe the everything is haphazard (chaos - the original meaning) and we all are free to kill, rob, rape, drink and burn without - fear of retribution. We are also free to give alms, comfort and love, refrain from intoxicants and create wonders - without hope of reward. I don't do any of the first group and do a lot of the second group, all without having to answer to anyone. Why can't you? Why do you (and Al) have to have someone or something else tell you what to do and be answerable to? Don't you trust yourself? ...Bill! From: zen_fo...@yahoogrou ps.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogrou ps.com] On Behalf Of Anthony Wu Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 11:24 AM To: zen_fo...@yahoogrou ps.com Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: The Reason For God Chris, There are strict rules governing material world, down to subatomic particles. I tend to believe the same applies to the spiritual world. It is not convincing that a personal god can set the rules. So the best theory is still with karma objectively. The problem is we only remember this one life. For karma to work out we need to go through more than one life. In other words, karma and rebirth go together. Otherwise, everything is haphazard, so we are free to kill, rob, rape, drink and burn. 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/