Mayka asked: What about you ED, Mike, Anthony, Chris, Vincent, Mark...?
Mayka, I am an uncomplicated creature: If posting on a Yahoo group is a source of some good for me - and possibly me for it - I post. --ED --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Maria Lopez <flordel...@...> wrote: > Bill wrote: For me the Zen Forum is an e-sangha, somewhere I can go to discuss zen and other related subjects with others. Mayka: Very glad to hear you say this. For me this zen forum is the only place in which I can express myself openly with no consequences of having done so. And because of that I'm able to express always what is in me with no fear or whatsoever. In addition, I find this forum very supportive to myself practise. I really like the variety and mix of different characters participating on it. Each person has a characteristic that is unique to that person. Heart feels taking this posting opportunity to thank all its participants once and again. What about you ED, Mike, Anthony, Chris, Vincent, Mark...? Ed, To the best of my knowledge the Yahoo! Zen Forum was established by Albert Batista in 2002. Al does not participate often now, but has entrusted the Moderator's role of the forum to Edgar Owen (who also doesn't now participate very often) and me. As part of the Zen Forum Home Page description of the forum Al wrote: âWe believe that true Zen is a realization and way of life which may be found and practiced anywhere and is not confined within the gates of any particular temple or sutra. While many of our members have studied Zen formally we are not constrained by any particular teaching and seek to cut directly through to reality wherever we may find ourselves. Thus you will find this group a fun and freewheeling group that brings many interesting and diverse perspectives to a serious and sometimes passionate discussion of Zen. We welcome all new members at whatever level with an interest in Zen and enlightenment to participate. On this group we are all students, and all teachers!â That is as an official answer as I can give you. Of course each participant may have different reasons for participating in this forum, and would therefore have different opinions on what the zen forum âwas aboutâ. For me the Zen Forum is an e-sangha, somewhere I can go to discuss zen and other related subjects with others. What do you think the Zen Forum is âaboutâ? Bill!