My remark below was intended to be a joke.
You are right. The Zen Forum primarily serves to promote discursive
From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Zen] Zen practice?
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?
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote:
> You forgot:
> One actively participates in the Yahoo! Zen Forum
> 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 in person.
> 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 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
> o One continually returns to mindfulness in the here and now
> o And so on
> --- 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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