Good point mayka, our brains do fit themselves to our living. One source of the 
idea of karma must be how people who are angry all the time make themselves 
ill, speaking statistically.  

Thanks,
Chris Austin-Lane
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On Oct 20, 2010, at 0:56, Maria Lopez <flordel...@btinternet.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> JMJM and all:
>  
> I'm not very much into scientific changes of the brain.  But just common 
> sense tells me that if zen can change the neurological patterns so everything 
> else that occurs in our life.  Very silly to think that only "Zen"could do 
> that. 
>  
> Mike:
> Sorry you feel such an aversion for everything else that is not into Zen.  I 
> have written Zen in capital letters because aversion, conversion doesn't make 
> any sense to zen, it's not part of tit. This kind of aversion attitude 
> towards other spiritual forms  is not as different attitude from other 
> religious sects deffending as mad their own beliefs.  Zen is not above or 
> below anything and that is for sure.  How could be when is free from dualism? 
> .  Why them to become so passionate about trying to convert anyone into it?.  
> Really, it's zen that chooses its practicioners and not on the other way 
> round.  
> Mayka
>  
> 
> --- On Wed, 20/10/10, Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> From: Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Zen] Questions, questions, question
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Wednesday, 20 October, 2010, 1:43
> 
> Yes,  as per Larry King program, about 2-3 weeks ago, a bunch of scientists 
> did say that our brain can be changed.
> 
> Yet even if we accept this discovery, we still need to "sit through".  
> 
> Knowing any of this does not help us with any short cut.
> 
> Words are forms.  Words are in a domain separate from the domain of energy 
> and spirit.
> 
> :-) 
> Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can
> http://chanjmjm.blogspot.com
> http://www.heartchan.org
> 
> On 10/19/2010 5:23 PM, mike brown wrote:
>> 
>>  
>> ED, Bill, Mayka et al,
>>  
>> If I can just jump in here. There is scientific data to suggest that the 
>> brain has a kind of plasticity and so can be neurologically changed 
>> according to how it is used. I think this is should hold a huge interest for 
>> those of us interested in zen/meditation. Learning to pay attention to the 
>> moment and letting go of negative thoughts can be seen as a 'skill' just 
>> like learning a language or playing the piano. If one incorporates sitting 
>> into their daily lives it'd be possible to change the physiology of the 
>> brain to better respond to internal/external stimuli with happier results. 
>> Zen, as an art of living, could then jettison all the religious mumbo-jumbo 
>> that it's wrapped up in now.
>>  
>> Mike
>> 
> 
> 
> 

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