Bill,
 
Your argument is not without reason. The point is your encouragement for the 
'spontaneity', which will give plenty of excuses for bad guys.
 
Anthony

--- On Sun, 25/7/10, Bill! <billsm...@hhs1963.org> wrote:


From: Bill! <billsm...@hhs1963.org>
Subject: [Zen] Re: Compassion
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, 25 July, 2010, 10:38 AM


  



Anthony,

I disagree. They have a motive for both:

They sell drugs to obtain money and power.

They take drugs because they do not like, or are not satisfied with, or do not 
want to accept who they are.

...Bill!

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:
>
> Bill,
>  
> Go to Mexico, and be welcome by the drug kings on the highlighted words.
>  
> In their minds, selling and taking drugs are 'spontaneous'.
>  
> Anthony
> 
> --- On Sat, 24/7/10, Bill! <billsm...@...> wrote:
> 
> 
> From: Bill! <billsm...@...>
> Subject: [Zen] Re: Compassion
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Saturday, 24 July, 2010, 5:18 PM
> 
> 
>   
> 
> 
> 
> Ed, Thats a good question.
> 
> Merriam-Webster Online defines 'compassion' as:
> 
> "A sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to 
> alleviate it."
> 
> I don't know how to resolve this from a zen perspective since the concepts of 
> 'others', 'distress', 'desire' and even to some exten 'alleviate' are 
> illusory.
> 
> I think 'compassion' is just one of those Buddhist teaching devices, like 
> karma, to help you decide what to do before you are ready to decide that for 
> yourself.
> 
> I wouldn't worry too much about compassion. Just keep sitting, and eat when 
> you're hungry, sleep when you're tired, wake when you're rested and deal with 
> whatever comes up in a spontaneous manner without any goals or valutions in 
> mind.
> 
> ...Bill!
> 
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter001@> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > 
> > What is "compassion"?
> > 
> > http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=define%3Acompassion&aq=f&\
> > aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai
> > <http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=define%3Acompassion&aq=f\
> > &aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai> =
> > 
> > --ED
> >
>








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