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Chris Austin-Lane
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On Sep 16, 2010, at 7:14, "ED" <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:

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>> Zen can be understood and practiced solely as an activity in which one
> is trained, not as a metaphysical belief system.
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> Chris Austen-Lane wrote: "Zen can be understood and practiced solely as
> an activity in which one is trained, not as a metaphysical belief
> system."
> 
> "Zen is a worldview, a psychology and a restructuring of the brain, with
> which one experiences one's own mind and the external world with
> equanimity, intelligence, confidence and compassion."
> 
> Of course the statement immediately above is 'wrong'.
> 
> Please give us your best shot at a definition of zen or Zen.
> 
> Thanks, ED
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> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, ChrisAustinLane <ch...@...> wrote:
>> 
>> And here I was going to say that Zen has a tradition of having people
> figure stuff out for themselves. People have always worshipped in groups
> and probably always will. I attend a Christian church and practice
> zazen. I don't run into trouble in either camp. I will say that as I
> become less interested in my own thoughts, I find it increasingly
> implausible that God, however experienced or known, would care about my
> thoughts either. My church is pretty liberal and is based on a tradition
> of communal worship more individual professions of faith, so we probably
> have people with all sorts of divergent beliefs, but have never made our
> human thoughts the focus (except for typical petty squabbles about what
> songs to sing and when to stand and when to kneel etc.).
>> 
>> Zen can be understood and practiced solely as an activity in which one
> is trained, not as a metaphysical belief system.
>> 
>> I have to say that
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Chris Austin-Lane
>> Sent from a cell phone
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