I agree with Chris that a teacher, if not absolutely essential, is very highly desirable.Bill!
From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ChrisAustinLane Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2010 12:12 AM To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [Zen] Questions, questions, question Thanks, Chris Austin-Lane Sent from a cell phone On Oct 28, 2010, at 23:24, Siska <siska_...@yahoo.com <mailto:siska_cen%40yahoo.com> > 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. 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. Zen is all about face to face teaching. The writing is just entertainment. Without the practice in non-dual action, the words tend to hide the simple truth. I am not talking about the sort of satori experience Bill, but sitting with no goal is non-dual action. Repeat it and eventually even one as obtuse as myself notices that non-dual action is commonplace, the very scaffold of living. __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5576 (20101029) __________ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com