How are you keeping?. I don't fully understand your statement. Can you
elaborate a little bit more?.
I know I tend to use a lot the And this is to point it out that
that specific experience is personal to myself and anyone else. It's an "I"
free from "I"!. Still a casual zen practicioner and less and less zen buddhist
Nice to hear from you.
--- On Mon, 4/10/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Re: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church.
Date: Monday, 4 October, 2010, 16:05
Welcome to the real world of humans, whose intrinsic non-Buddha nature (as it
has evolved) is self-interest.
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Maria Lopez <flordel...@...> wrote:
> Hi Mike and Everyone!
> If everytime one has a dissapointment in any established religious
> institution whether that dissapointment was in Christian, Muslim, Jew,
> Buddhist, Zen Buddhist, etc, etc institutions: and afterwards acts as a
> destructor towards the institution from which dissapointment took place, then
> it doesn't sound a very wise way of doing towards oneself.
> I certainly include myself in this unwise way of doing as I've recently
> experienced a great dissapointment in the TNH institutions which lead me to
> criticism of them. Though never as irrespetuos or destructive as many
> atheists show themselves ugly behaviour in front of Christianity. This
> harmful way of doing doesn't affect the instituions established but just to
> the ones who carries away such violent shows.
> When I look deeply into myself, I realice that it was me all the way alone
>who built up a pedestal to that institution. It was me who caused herself the
>dissapointment for building a pedestal of "holiness, peace....to the
>institution". They weren't the ones!!!. Having seeing this within myself I am
>now grateful having found that institution from which I was introduced in the
>walk of zen buddhism.
> I was ever dissapointed in any Christian institutions because I never built
> up a pedestal to the instituion!. And so my experience was always healthy
> and positive. It was positive because I never put that instituion in a
> pedestal. I saw it for what it was. And so I could get all the benefit from
> it and never the dissapointment and the anger and frustation that comes with