"Trying to change others is like trying to cover the earth with leather to protect your feet from stones and thorns. It is much easier to put on shoes."
THis is meant to bring peace to a being who goes through the world affected by everyone else. If you want to be happy and you go about it by changing every one else you will fail, so change your self. However Trying to help others, not merely to control your own upset caused by others, is not found in this saying. It was intended to help a person that always blames others for their own unhappiness. "Don't draw another's bow, don't ride another's horse, don't mind another's business. Mind your own business." --Dahui Again misapplied. When someone is being raped, don't help. When someone asks for help tell them it is their business. When a seial rapist is captured, let him go. When an addict is suffering don't offer help. Where is the balance in this? "I was discussing my own natural responses, not those of others." Yes but then you project your experience on others when you try to make the above statements. You may need to stay out of others way, but the police need to lock up the murderer. joe --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "roloro1557" <roloro1...@...> wrote: > > I was discussing my own natural responses, not those of others. > > "Don't draw another's bow, don't ride another's horse, don't mind another's > business. Mind your own business." --Dahui > > "Trying to change others is like trying to cover the earth with leather to > protect your feet from stones and thorns. It is much easier to put on shoes." > > > Artie > > > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wuasg@> wrote: > > > > Artie, > > Â > > Natural responses can be very different kinds. Some take drugs, loot, rape, > > kill etc, also claiming natural. > > Â > > 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: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com 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/