Wow Mayka. Thank you. As my Master would say, we are all forms
generated by the same singular life force of the universe. We are all
equal, the same and one with the One.
Whatever feelings we have about this form of ours are temporary,
relative and unrelated to the One.
When we are able to carry the calmness we cultivated during meditation
into our daily lives, this calmness shall detach our self-nature from
all emotions. To some of us this may sound difficult.
Yet, I have witnessed that it can be achieved if we meditate, for one
hour daily at same time and same place, with a chi based method as
taught by our school.
Chan is an experience based on meditation. Unless we meditate, it would
be hard for us to surpass our habits, i.e. physical habits, mental
habits, and spiritual habits.
On 8/13/2010 1:14 AM, Maria Lopez wrote:
*In addition something important and honoring our JMJM and his tradition:*
*Let's love oneselves in syncronitation with the universe.
--- On *Fri, 13/8/10, Maria Lopez /<flordel...@btinternet.com>/* wrote:
From: Maria Lopez <flordel...@btinternet.com>
Subject: Re: [Zen] EGO
Date: Friday, 13 August, 2010, 9:02
*You say: "Maybe I am too harsh in my practice. I know I have no
love for mysellf and am harsh on myself almost all the time. I'm
trying to work on loving myself, because I can't love anyone else
until I have love for myself."* In my personal opinion This
statement you've made it makes you by itself the perfect asset to
approach the Buddha Teachings. Not many people have this
realization about themselves and yet the real root of our
suffering is the lack of love towards oneselves. There is also
often a misunderstanding about this teaching of loving oneselves
or as Bill would more or less say: "Put the mask of oxygene first
in you and once you're safe help others do it the same" This is
far of being a selfish statement, on the contrary is a very
compassionate statement for as long as one has realiced the
consecuences and impact whatever is in us has over oneselves, all
our surroundings and the whole universe. When a person is unhappy
makes every one around her/him also unhappy. When a person is
happy it happens the same. So here the love towards oneselves is
based in the healthy and altruistic principle of "I release the
suffering in me so I can realease the suffering all around me".
Completely agree with you and yes, loving oneselves is the
hardest, difficult thing to do. What it makes difficult this task
is that in order to love oneselves we have to work extremely hard
on it. We have to face what is in us and that not always is
easy. In fact we ideally need a Teacher in order of doing so as
the ego gets on the way and will find millions ways of
Actions of compassion in all directions will help a lot. I've
found compassion actions be like the main vitamin supplement for
keeping me truly alive.
Welcome to the real dharma of the Buddha.
--- On *Thu, 12/8/10, Ari /<aelindem...@yahoo.com>/* wrote:
From: Ari <aelindem...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Zen] EGO
Date: Thursday, 12 August, 2010, 16:03
Poor thing. Sorry to hear about such an horrific dream. I
wonder if it means that you are going under an intense change
in your life. Not always the meaning of unpleasant dreams is
negative and sometimes they mean well on the contrary as Bill
was pointing out in his mail. Have you ever to face your own
dream while dreaming?. If you could do that whatever is
there will be resolved during the dream. I also agree with
Anthony advice about be relax and very kind to yourself while
practicing. Slowly, slowly. No rush. No expetations. We go
nowhere as we are already arrived in the here and the now, the
chopper is chopped!.
Thank you, Makya. No changes in my life. Same old boring
stuff. My husband also has had nightmares, and after finding
this out, I no longer give it much energy. I may have been
thinking of the tornado and how the neighbor family was
"chopped up". Maybe I am too harsh in my practice. I know I
have no love for mysellf and am harsh on myself almost all the
time. I'm trying to work on loving myself, because I can't
love anyone else until I have love for myself.
Thank you for your kindly post and your hug :-)
--- On *Tue, 10/8/10, Ari /<aelindemann@ yahoo.com
From: Ari <aelindemann@ yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] EGO
To: zen_fo...@yahoogrou ps.com <http://ps.com/>
Date: Tuesday, 10 August, 2010, 20:45
Recently I went to a spiritual retreat, and decided to
intensify my meditation practice and other aspects of
having a mindful life.
I was then beset by one of the worst nightmares I've ever
had, where I was being chopped to bits by a hacksaw. The
last line in the nightmare was "and it's not a dream this
time" at which I woke up, to, indeed find that it was a
There is nothing so drastic in my personal life. My
personal life is pretty mundane with not many conflicts at
I wonder if Ego sent me the dream, to keep me from
intensifying my practice? There have been other times in
the past where I would get nightmares right after I had
determined to intensify my practice.
ANY opinions, welcome.
I'm going to go about my meditation, and not let the dream
freak me out, but really, would not like to have another one!
Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can