Siska,
 
If you want to get around Bill's block on my posts, let me know. At least I can 
refer you to those Chinese surfers who are expert in avoiding government's 
blockage.
 
Anthony

--- On Thu, 28/10/10, billsm...@hhs1963.org <billsm...@hhs1963.org> wrote:


From: billsm...@hhs1963.org <billsm...@hhs1963.org>
Subject: RE: [Zen] Questions, questions, question
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, 28 October, 2010, 11:25 AM


  



Siska,

You are Buddha.

If you’d like to find out how to block Anthony’s posts just let me know.

…Bill!

From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Anthony Wu
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 4:50 AM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Zen] Questions, questions, question

Siska,

The Buddha means somebody who can walk and talk as soon as he is born. 
According to a mahayana story, Sakyamuni, as soon as he came out of his 
mother's womb, walked seven steps in each of the 4 directions, east, south, 
west and north. Then he pointed one finger to the sky and the other to the 
ground, proclaiming: 'in heaven and on earth, I am the most worthy of honor'. 
Later, zen master Unmon commented: 'too bad I wasn't there when he did that. If 
I had been, I would have struck him with one deadly blow and fed his body to 
hungry dogs.'

Please note the joke above does not lessen my respect to Sakyamuni Buddha, just 
like my joke about Bill on this forum still maintains my respect for him.

Anthony

--- On Wed, 27/10/10, siska_...@yahoo.com <siska_...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: siska_...@yahoo.com <siska_...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Questions, questions, question
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, 27 October, 2010, 8:42 PM

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
________________________________________
From: "ED" <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> 
Sender: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com 
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:14:44 -0000
To: <Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com>
ReplyTo: 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 


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