Ed, I haven't kept up with the Zen Forum for several months. It seems I come back to where I left off, always agreeing with Master Bill. In recalling past posts I always seemed to disagree with your point of view on zen. I do recall some agreement. I know I always admired your perspective on reality and illusion. I seldom read the articles you've posted, but was always interested in what YOU had to say about them. I have DEFINITELY learned from your perspective and I am sorry that I have never told you so.
Thanks for your post. Chris D. --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote: > > Ed, > > > > You wrote: > > Who am I that you or anyone else should want to hear what I have to say? > After all, on the Internet, over a decade and half and after tens of > thousands of posts, nobody has ever said to me that they learned anything > from any of my perspectives. > > [Bill!] I want to hear what YOU have to say because you are a real person > who has taken the time and interest to post something. That's why I am > interested in what you have to say. I'm not as interested in someone just > copying a quote from someone else (and this includes Buddha), unless they do > so as a highlight to their own thoughts, or add their own comments. And > those comments have to be more than 'I really like this' or 'I disagree with > this' to be meaningful to me. > > I'm sure many of the people who have read your previous posts have learned, > or have been caused to think about things in a little different way. We > learn from everybody and everything, or at least we have that opportunity. > > Keep posting your own thoughts and opinions. Don't be afraid someone will > disagree or make fun of you. Just be sincere. We have a lot of people on > this Forum who are definitely sincere. We are all here to learn. > > .Bill! > ------------------------------------ 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/