Anthony,

Indeed. I often get the kids to 'crap' hands while singing the ABC song.

Mike




________________________________
From: Anthony Wu <wu...@yahoo.com.sg>
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, 7 October, 2010 7:21:21
Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church.

  
Mike,

There is nothing profound or enigmatic. It is just language fun. There is 
always 
confusion in Asian languages regarding 'r' and 'l'. The Thais tend to pronounce 
everything with 'l'. You must know that, because in Japan, you must 'rock' your 
door, when you go out.

Anthony

--- On Wed, 6/10/10, mike brown <uerusub...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:


>From: mike brown <uerusub...@yahoo.co.uk>
>Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your 
church.
>To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
>Date: Wednesday, 6 October, 2010, 7:02 PM
>
>
>  
>Anthony,
>
>This must be some inscrutable Asian reply because I have no idea what you're 
>talking about yet get the feeling it must be something profound and enigmatic.
>
>Mike
>
>
>
>
________________________________
From: Anthony Wu <wu...@yahoo.com.sg>
>To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
>Sent: Wed, 6 October, 2010 9:18:29
>Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your 
church.
>
>  
>Mike,
>
>It does not matter mice of mouse. In English, fried rice is considered 
>uncountable, and is always singular. But the Thais call it 'flied lice'. More 
>than one louse. That is why Bill is there.
>
>Anthony
>
>--- On Tue, 5/10/10, mike brown <uerusub...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
>>From: mike brown <uerusub...@yahoo.co.uk>
>>Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your 
>church.
>>To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
>>Date: Tuesday, 5 October, 2010, 10:28 PM
>>
>>
>>  
>>Thank you, Mayka. I'm most definitely one man and not "mice" (I think you 
>>meant 
>>the singular 'mouse')  : )
>>
>>Mike 
>>
>>
>>
>>
________________________________
From: Maria Lopez <flordel...@btinternet.com>
>>To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
>>Sent: Tue, 5 October, 2010 7:58:08
>>Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your 
>church.
>>
>>  
>>Anthony:
>> 
>>I'm under the impression that Mike is not the type of person who is afraid to 
>>speak up his mind when he has to.  He is an strong  man and not a mice. He 
>>doesn't live upon anyone sayings but he mades from the sayings his own 
>>sayings 
>>through the practice of zen = Direct experience with life.  But I don't know 
>>as 
>>all this is just an impression in the same way as you have your own.
>>Mayka
>>
>>
>>
>>--- On Mon, 4/10/10, Anthony Wu <wu...@yahoo.com.sg> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>From: Anthony Wu <wu...@yahoo.com.sg>
>>>Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your 
>>church.
>>>To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
>>>Date: Monday, 4 October, 2010, 23:43
>>>
>>>
>>>  
>>>Mike,
>>>
>>>I don't see the 'free pass'. You find Islam criticising Christianity, and 
>>>vice 
>>>versa, and Christianity reviling Buddhism and vice versa. Many other 
>>>instances. 
>>>The reason you are afraid to say something against Christianity is because 
>>>you 
>>>live in a strong Christain influenced environment. Once you say something, 
>>>you 
>>>will see a lot of Don Quixotes rushing toward you.
>>>
>>>Anthony
>>>
>>>--- On Mon, 4/10/10, mike brown <uerusub...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>From: mike brown <uerusub...@yahoo.co.uk>
>>>>Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your 
>>>church.
>>>>To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
>>>>Date: Monday, 4 October, 2010, 11:38 PM
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>Mayka,
>>>>
>>>>It goes waaaaaaaaay beyond mere "disappontment" in any established 
>>>>religious 
>>>>institutions. I really don't understand why religion gets a "free pass" 
>>>>from 
>>>>criticism. We attack the oil industry for polluting the environment; 
>>>>goverment/politicians for corruption and other socially unacceptable 
>>>>behaviours 
>>>>etc. What is it about religion that can claim "I'm offended" as a valid 
>>>>argument 
>>>>against scrutiny and even ridicule? If I said the world was flat you'd 
>>>>probably 
>>>>think I was mentally sick. But deny evolution (despite the overwhelming 
>>>>scientific eveidence) and that's ok because I claim to have 'faith' in a 
>>>>bronze-age myth. And I'm not even going to begin with the institutionalised 
>>>>cover-up of child rape by the Catholic church..
>>>>
>>>>Mike
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
________________________________
From: Maria Lopez <flordel...@btinternet.com>
>>>>To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
>>>>Sent: Mon, 4 October, 2010 22:51:51
>>>>Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your 
>>>church.
>>>>
>>>>  
>>>>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 it.
>>>> 
>>>>Mayka
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>--- On Sun, 3/10/10, mike brown <uerusub...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>From: mike brown <uerusub...@yahoo.co.uk>
>>>>>Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your 
>>>>church.
>>>>>To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
>>>>>Date: Sunday, 3 October, 2010, 11:33
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>  
>>>>>Kristy,
>>>>>
>>>>>You wrote:  "If you have faith, there is a whole sphere they are ignorant 
>>>>>about."  
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>However, this isn't really the whole story. Many atheists were once 
>>>>>believers 
>>>>>who have seen thru 'faith' and have rejected it for what it is. Moreover, 
>>>>>I am 
>>>>>ignorant of what it is to be a neo-nazis, but have no trouble rejecting 
>>>>>their 
>>>>>beliefs as not just harmful, but wrong.
>>>>>
>>>>>Mike
>>>>>
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>
> 




      

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