ED, Determining what is illusion is not a simple matter that can be put in just a few words. Here's my article on the nature of mind, reality and illusion.
http://edgarlowen.info/mind.shtml Edgar On Oct 4, 2010, at 11:16 AM, ED wrote: > > > [EO] Nonsense. Zen is not anti anything except perhaps illusion. > > Edgar, > > I currently favor your understanding (subject to further thought and > discussion.) > > And, how does one determine when one is under an illusion/delusion and when > not? > > --ED > > > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Edgar Owen <edgaro...@...> wrote: > > > > Nonsense. Zen is not anti anything except perhaps illusion. > > > Intelligence is absolutely necessary to recognize illusion so that it can be > transcended. Only then can Zen mind be realized. > > Zen is not the absence of intelligence or anything else. It is the > realization of everything for what it is including the use of the > intellectual mind to solve real problems. The notion that Zen is only sitting > doing nothing and not functioning in the world in one's daily life is a > dangerous illusion. True Zen is 24/7 no matter what one is doing.... > > Edgar > > > > [DP] "I should point out that at their most extreme the "internet atheists" > do not spare Buddhism, claiming it is, of all things, anti-intellectual." > > Buddhism is not anti-intellectual. Zen is. > > …Bill! > > > > >