The higlighted portion of my post below was not intended as a
recommendation, but as a (sort-of) koan to contemplate.
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, ChrisAustinLane <ch...@...> wrote:
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On Oct 22, 2010, at 7:38, "ED" <seacrofter...@...
bSJ4DN_3bLYgT2Eg1rTHMrldgW3yWHzJ9kbbp3tJY> > wrote:
> Therefore the would-be yeller needs ask himself/herself the question:
No! That is just adding mental activity on top of the impulse to yell.
If you are unsure about the yelling, breath, wait, and see if the right
becomes more obvious.
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter...@...> wrote:
Mayka asked: "Is it [the yelling] violent?"
Yelling is just what it is - yelling.
But yelling in public can be quite annoying and disturbing to some or
Therefore the would-be yeller needs ask himself/herself the question:
"Shall I apply my understanding of zen to *myself* and merely experience
my compulsion to yell - but remain quiet.
Shall I yell and provide *others* with the opportunity to practise their
zenist worldview, by their being quiet and just experiencing their
strong aversion to yells?"