Hi Ed, > The Zen Forum exists in samsara - so, hold on to your seat and expect > anything - and even the worst!
:-) I'm not totally new to Buddhism and terms like buddha nature, dhamma, samsara etc are not new to me either, but it has been a long time since I read the definitions, it may be a good idea to re-visit them. > A Zen Master (and Bill) might advise: Just sit. Good advice. Btw, I've never heard anyone saying the word "zazen". How do you pronounce it? From the meditation instruction that I received upon joining this forum, I learned that the instruction for zazen does not differ that much from other meditation technique where we are to be aware of our breath and present moment. I don't know, did I miss anything? > What does the Buddha mean? When one is totally aware, will life be > infinitely more fast-paced and exciting than an AD/HD-driven Hollywood action > movie? ;-) Yes, I think so, really fast, but with awareness maybe not so exciting? siska -----Original Message----- From: "ED" <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> Sender: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:14:44 To: <Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com> Reply-To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [Zen] Questions, questions, question --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, siska_...@... wrote: > > Hello Ed, > Thanks for the welcome :) Hello siska, The Zen Forum exists in samsara - so, hold on to your seat and expect anything - and even the worst! I am not familiar with the terms being used here, especially when you all are discussing about "buddha nature", "zen", "the Law" and all that. The way I understand it from this forum, there are no fix definitions for the terms anyway and I somehow feel that is the way it should be. When in a hurry for an initial understanding, Google: [define:buddha nature] or [define:zen], or [define:dhamma] or [define:samsara] > I'm currently reading Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind and I read Sit Down and Shut Up (or was it Shut up and Sit Down?) and I quite like both. 'Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind' was one of my early favorites. > Looking forward to learning more from this forum. A Zen Master (and Bill) might advise: Just sit. > Wow, seventeen trillion events...... > siska What does the Buddha mean? When one is totally aware, will life be infinitely more fast-paced and exciting than an AD/HD-driven Hollywood action movie? ;-) --ED siska, Welcome to the Zen Forum. If you like what you have just seen, you must be (at least partially) enlightened. The Buddha might say: "Seventeen trillion events transpired in the course of that interchange." I look forward to your joining in the conversations. --ED --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, siska_...@... wrote: Hi All, I'm new to this list and I'm new to Zen. I think I like this list. siska