ED:
 
Your intelectual sounds pretty thirsty and hungry.  Could it be a cause for you 
to feel so frustated? .  Point of sitting down:  to stop the mental bzzz!!!
 
Mayka
 
--- On Mon, 1/11/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Questions, questions, question
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, 1 November, 2010, 12:49


  





Mayka,
We are flogging a dead horse. 
>From *my* perspective there is no difference between what you (and Bill and 
>others) say, and what I say.
The difference is one of deep orientation: You and Bill and others are 
(unconsciously) steeped in the fixated and contentious Western Judeo-Christian 
mind-sets of right/wrong and 'only one way'.
I used to be like that too four decades ago, but without any effort on my part, 
this rigid mind-set began to fall away, thanks to my exposure to Buddhism, Zen, 
Eastern perspectives and other thing, and I have little difficulty reconciling 
seemingly conflicting positions.
Since we do not seem to be able to communicate, I may limit my comments and 
responses - provided I possess the will power to do so. ;-)
--ED
 
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Maria Lopez <flordel...@...> wrote:
>

ED;
 
I understand.  Sitting down by oneself requires to have a very strong will. It 
doesn't come easy to me either.  In fact still need from my sangha once a 
week sitting down with them in order to keep daily discipline.  I take my hat 
to everyone here in the forum who can do this by themselves alone.  
 
It's not a good idea to sit down having an expectation of some kind as for 
instance the one you are pointing out: realising Buddha Nature.  There is no 
realisation of Buddha Nature.  That is a notion.   There is interconnection, a 
sense of non separation with the rest of life.  If I would be having a purpose 
when I sit down, the flow of the present moment would be completely loose.  
It's in that flow that many miracles occur.  I'm afraid not be very good to 
explain.  This is why I encourage you to try yourself.  Amongst many benefits 
there is the one of enhancement of the health and well being not just in me but 
also my surroundings.
 
Mind that this is just my personal experience and not necessarily anybody else 
experience.   
Mayka
 

 




Mayka,
Because I am not sufficiently motivated to realize Buddha Nature.
Why do you do zazen?
--ED
 
 
 
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Maria Lopez <flordel...@...> wrote:
>

ED;
Why don't you do zazen?
Mayka


 





 
Mayka,
Why do you do zazen?
--ED
 




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