Mayka,

How can you avoid making comparisons? When Jesus and Satan appear at the same 
time, what do you choose?

Anthony


2--- On Sat, 14/8/10, Maria Lopez <flordel...@btinternet.com> wrote:

> From: Maria Lopez <flordel...@btinternet.com>
> Subject: Re: [Zen] Where's Mayka?
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Saturday, 14 August, 2010, 4:49 PM
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> --- On Sat, 14/8/10, Anthony Wu
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> From: Anthony Wu <wu...@yahoo.com.sg>
> Subject: Re: [Zen] Where's Mayka?
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
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> In this case, I perfer zen to Vajrayana, or other
> forms of Tantra. Like Bill says, in zen, you can be
> enlightened by a bad teacher, as long as you are committed.
> On the other hand, Tantra stresses too much on the role of
> the teacher. You almost have to follow him blindly. Of
> course, it is good if you can convert the negative into the
> positive, without suppressing the former. I wish you good
> luck. Can you really do so? We have examples of beautiful
> ladies used as sex slaves by senior Tantric monks, because
> they believed the negative 'sex impulse' could be
> transformed into something positive through performing a sex
> ritual. I have no comment on that, but I will treat it as an
> amusing event, though I can imagine how the girl is
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> --- On Fri, 13/8/10, ED
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> From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [Zen] Where's Mayka?
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Friday, 13 August, 2010, 10:35 PM
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> Mayka, depending on which Buddhist
> path: Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Mahamudra, Dzogchen,
> etc. that one is traversing, emotions are dealt with
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> than repressing negative emotions like attachment, they are
> transformed into positive energy. 
> 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
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> techniques like tantra need to be treated with much care and
> consideration to avoid disastrous results for the
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> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Maria
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> 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.
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