Thanks for the educational imput. Though; what I wrote didn't come from any
educational reading. It came out of myself direct experience, observations
and insight while practicing. If I wrote in theory is because I don't always
make in time to stop and I get pushed by the habit energy of my own emotions.
I try to be as sincere, honest and accurate as I can while talking about zen
and similars. I wouldn't like to have one of those unpredectible tantrum
tempers and then everyone thinkinkg that such of such saying was not real for I
don't always make in time to stop and get carried away by the emotion.
--- On Fri, 13/8/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Where's Mayka?
Date: Friday, 13 August, 2010, 15:35
Mayka, depending on which Buddhist path: Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana,
Mahamudra, Dzogchen, etc. that one is traversing, emotions are dealt with
"This also illustrates one of the typical aspects of tantra: rather than
repressing negative emotions like attachment, they are transformed into
But using this transformation principle has two sides: it is not only a very
effective means of making mental changes, but if they are done without proper
guidance of a qualified teacher, the practitioner can easily increase negative
emotions rather than reducing them.
So very powerful psychological techniques like tantra need to be treated with
much care and consideration to avoid disastrous results for the practitioner."
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Maria Lopez <flordel...@...> wrote:
> In theory : the continuos practice of awareness of body and mind, zazen,
> walking meditation, cooking meditation and all activities made in our daily
> life (even when we defecate) should help to bring enough energy of
> mindfulness to stop there whenever and emotion arise in us.