But don't we all lose our minds in the end?

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:
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> If you lose your mind, you cannot practice, unless a Joshu comes to strike 
> you with a big stick or you reincarnate as a wild fox.
>  
> Anthony
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> --- On Sun, 3/10/10, DP <wookielife...@...> wrote:
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> From: DP <wookielife...@...>
> Subject: [Zen] Re: Unclear on what is mind
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Sunday, 3 October, 2010, 4:23 AM
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>   
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> My concern then is the idea of losing the mind, either through senility or 
> dementia or mental illness. If we are stripped of our cognitive abilities, 
> then where is the mind, and how can we still practise?
> 
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "cid830" <summitjags@> wrote:
> >
> > DP,
> > 
> > I think the concept of mind is the basis of Buddhism. From my perspective 
> > in practise, the mind is key to ultimate nirvana and the obstruction to 
> > getting there. It is the cause of our suffering and the only way to relieve 
> > that suffering. It is the reason we seek out religions to answer our 
> > questions of who we are, and the reason we still doubt no matter how much 
> > we want to believe. Through our mind we will find our Ultimate Widom, but 
> > we have to dissolve our ego and attachments, everything we have learned to 
> > distinguish us as individuals, and of those things the mind doesn't easily 
> > let go!
> > 
> > Master Bill is right, this is the Zen Forum. And Buddhism can be separate 
> > from zen, that is up for discussion. Many things can be related to zen. If 
> > you would like to discuss your views on religion with compassionate 
> > individuals, I'm sure you can find a friendly place here. And we'll find a 
> > way to relate them to zen.
> > 
> > Thank you DP, and thank you Master Bill,
> > 
> > it's good to be back.
> > 
> > Chris D 
> > 
> > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "DP" <wookielifeday@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Part of my fear of death is not so much of death but of senility or loss 
> > > of memory. In western terms, that's what I think of as mind. But I have 
> > > to admit, I dont know if I fully understand the Buddhist concept of mind. 
> > > Can anybody help with this?
> > >
> >
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