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 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Making > comparations Anthony?. This is also a job the ego does > to one. And what do you think is > that?. > > Mayka > > > --- On Sat, 14/8/10, Anthony Wu > <wu...@yahoo.com.sg> wrote: > > > From: Anthony Wu <wu...@yahoo.com.sg> > Subject: Re: [Zen] Where's Mayka? > To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com > Date: Saturday, 14 August, 2010, 0:10 > > > > > > > > > > ED, > > 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 > hurt. > > Anthony > > --- On Fri, 13/8/10, ED > <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> > Subject: Re: [Zen] Where's Mayka? > To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com > Date: Friday, 13 August, 2010, 10:35 PM > > > > > > > > Mayka, depending on which Buddhist > path: Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Mahamudra, Dzogchen, > etc. that one is traversing, emotions are dealt with > differently. > --ED > > http://viewonbuddhism.org/tantra_practice.html > > > "This also > illustrates one of the typical aspects of tantra: rather > 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 > 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: > > > > Anthony: > > > > 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. > > > > Mayka > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ------------------------------------ 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/