Bill,

I am not sure about that.

Does the Yahoo Zen forum promote clarity and greater insight and
understanding of zen, or does it just encourage more discursive thought?

  --ED



--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote:
>
> You forgot:
>
> One actively participates in the Yahoo! Zen Forum
>
> .Bill!




> Chris said: "To know zen, the easiest method is to sit zazen."
>
> Chris,
>
> Zazen *is* IT - *and* the following may help:
>
> o One has a zen master as a guide, and has occasional interviews with
> him/her in person.
>
> o A significant proportion of the zazen is as a group, and preferably
in a
> zendo.
>
> 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 appropriate extent
>
> 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
>
> --ED




> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Chris Austin-Lane chris@ wrote:
> >
> > To know zen, the easiest method is to sit zazen.
> >
> > --Chris



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