Always glad to help the mental gymnastics so ever-present in zen circles,
and I do mean circles . . . you see, it just can't be done . . .
And well, as the Sufis say, Donkey is never happy.
In a message dated 9/10/2010 7:50:37 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
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In my estimation there really is no way to assert what Zen is, whether you
are restricting it to zazen; or opening it to a wider religious and
[Bill!] No way to assert what Zen is? How sad...
I think it is safe to say that Zen is a path that addresses the
experiential with zazen as its central methodology -- a sort of undoing of
the conditioned cultural and experiential part of your personality that
continuously reacts and feeds your ego.
[Bill!] Thanks for your assertion of what Zen is! I feel better now.
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