On the path or off the path, with a teacher  (zen, psychological or
spiritual) or without a teacher, one could be fooling oneself about
something or other, from one perspective or another. This is a universal
given in  the game of life.


--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, ChrisAustinLane <ch...@...> wrote:

> At various places on the path, there is a common tendency to fool
yourself. A strong relationship with a teacher makes this fooling
yourself much harder.
> I had to move away from my teacher two years ago and haven't replaced
her, and I can tell I am missing the interaction of someone who knows me
well but is not me.

> Thanks,
> Chris Austin-Lane

> On Oct 28, 2010, at 23:24, Siska siska_...@... wrote:
> > Agree, a teacher would be nice to have. From where I stand, it is
still not a "must have", but then again, I'm open to the difference, if
perhaps this is the way it is in Zen.


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