I have reconciled Zen and my Christian practise, if not beliefs - there seems 
to be little contrary to Zen in practising compassion towards others and 
showing mercy, which to me are the core of Jesus's teachings. Believing in God 
might be another thing, however. From what I understand, Buddhism and Zen do 
not deny the existence of God(s) but stress their non-importance to 
enlightenment. As long as I do not cling to an image of God (which the 
Abrahamic religions actually warn against in their admonition of idolatry) can 
I still be open to the presence of some intelligence to the universe? Or is 
that un-Zen?



------------------------------------

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/

Reply via email to