Hi ED;
Thanks for the imput.  Very much tuned with your conclusion: "PS: Consider not 
even "believing" the answers you find in yourself - they will be 
ever-changing". Indeed!!

--- On Tue, 17/8/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Namaste- first message
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, 17 August, 2010, 14:11


As a favor to a prince, Nasruddin was acting as magistrate for a time. In his 
first case he agreed with the plaintiff, and also with the defendant. When the 
court clerk objected that both could not be right, Nasruddin replied, ''I 
believe you are right.'' "
DP asked: "Why worry about death?" There was a time not so long ago when I was 
fearful when contemplating my non-existence after death. Since there is nothing 
I could do about it, I chose to stop thinking about this matter and get on with 
PS: Consider not even "believing" the answers you find in yourself - they will 
be ever-changing!
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Maria Lopez <flordel...@...> wrote:
> Dear DP:
> Don't take too seriously anything you read in forums and internet in 
> general.  Your questions are difficult questions to be answered by the ones 
> who have not in them the OCD experience.  Only yourself can answer all those 
> questions but if you can't find any answer in you yet, then let it be as it 
> is.  Accept it as it manifests in you.  Don't fight against it.  And don't 
> worry because FEAR in general is something we all have in us in more or less 
> measure.  Fear of death, Fear of living, Fear of love, Fear losing our 
> employment, Fear of speaking our minds....there is always fear in us.   While 
> experiencing strong fear I embrace this emotion through the breathing and by 
> facing it.  Perhaps you may like to try too and see what you experience.  
> Mayka

> --- On Mon, 16/8/10, DP dave.dplat...@... wrote:
> Well, this is what I meant by linguistic tricks. I was on another forum in 
> which I was talking about how my OCD was related to my fear of death. I had 
> two different reactions - one along the lines of "why worry about death?" 
> (telling someone with OCD not to worry or why worry is exactly the wrong 
> thing to do) the other was that I had to admit that my OCD was an illusion. 
> This last one really bothered me, and the poster went further on to say that 
> "disease = dis ease," which I thought was trite and not very helpful. I soon 
> gave up on that forum.

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