What does being perfectly and simply human entail?  --ED

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter...@...> wrote:

"As Alan Watts says in The Way of Zen, "There must be no confusion
between Zen masters and theosophical 'mahatmas' - the glamorous 'Masters
of Wisdom' who live in the mountain vastness of Tibet and practice the
arts of occultism.    Zen masters are quite human. They get sick and
die; they know joy and sorrow; they have bad tempers or other little
'weaknesses' of character just like everyone else, and they are not
above falling in love and entering into a fully human relationship with
the opposite sex.    The perfection of Zen is to be perfectly and simply
human.     The difference of the adept in Zen from the ordinary run of
men is that the latter are, in one way or another, at odds with their
own humanity, and are attempting to be angels or demons."   

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