You are away from 'just this'. However, your remarks are valuable. Though you
can deny it, your worldview influence your behavior, unless you are a zombie.
--- On Wed, 20/10/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Zen practice?
Date: Wednesday, 20 October, 2010, 4:51 AM
Chris said: "To know zen, the easiest method is to sit zazen."
Zazen *is* IT - *and* the following may help:
o One has a zen master as a guide, and has occasional interviews with him/her
o A significant proportion of the zazen is as a group, and preferably in a
o One does not indulge or over-indulge in movies, TV, Internet
browsing/groups, idle talk, partying, etc., etc.
o One lives a meticulously moral/ethical life
o One avoids contentiousness
o One lives in a monogomous and reasonably compatible relationship
o One peruses and contemplates Zen buddhist scriptures and commentaries to an
o One listens to teishos as often as is feasible
o One attends sesshins as often as is feasible
o One associates to some extent with other zennists
o If needs be, one resolves psychological/emotional problems with the help of
a psychotherapist/psycholgist who is also a zennist, but is not your zen master
o One continually returns to mindfulness in the here and now
o And so on
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Chris Austin-Lane <ch...@...> wrote:
> To know zen, the easiest method is to sit zazen.