Hello Ed,

Yes, it is the whole 'Original Sin' idea.  You have to feel guilty for
existing.

JODY

-----Original Message-----
From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of ED
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 1:20 PM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Zen] EGO





This 'hating oneself' - or others - is a very Judeo-Christian attitude
that permeates our culture.

This identification of the (non-existent?) self with our thoughts and
feelings, like the smell of garlic, can be quite difficult to eliminate.

And, of course,  that's where zazen comes in handy.

--ED



--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Jody W. Ianuzzi" <j...@...> wrote:
>
> Hello Mayka,
>
> I used to feel the same way. I actually hated myself. Then I was
reading a
> book by the Dalai Lama and he said that he found the whole concept of
people
> hating themselves to be so alien and he couldn't understand it at all.
>
> I started to really think about that and I realized how he was so
right. I
> was able to break through my own self hate and now I actually LIKE
myself.
> Of course, when you like yourself you like everyone around you a lot
more
> too.
>
> JODY






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