Aren't we all!

Thanks,
Chris Austin-Lane
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On Nov 3, 2010, at 16:17, Anthony Wu <wu...@yahoo.com.sg> wrote:

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> 
> Bill Smart himself is also an illusion. Don't atttach any spiritual 
> significant.
>  
> Anthony
> 
> --- On Wed, 3/11/10, 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: Wednesday, 3 November, 2010, 12:34 PM
> 
> Ed,
> 
> My comments are embedded below:
> 
> [Ed] Questions, as usual, to ask oneself concening 'experience', with a view
> to clarify its meaning:
> Can the following be classified as kosher/halal experiences?
> o  A pentecostal Christian who has had a born-again experience?
> [Bill!] My opinion is that being born-again in the Christian context is not
> an experience, it is an illusion.
> 
> o  Tony Blair's sister-in-law who recently reported a transcendental
> experience in Qum, Iran - and converted to Islam?
> [Bill!] Again, this is not an experience, this is an illusion.
> 
> o  A Jewish woman whom I encountered in a group some years ago, who had a
> mystical experience of Allah and converted to Islam?
> [Bill!] An illusion.
> 
> [Bill!] Viewing a sunset is an experience. Feeling warm rain fall on your
> face is an experience. Hearing birds sing is an experience. Tasting a
> peach is an experience. Smelling a dead dog rotting on the highway is an
> experience. The placing of any significance other than Just THIS! on the
> viewing, feeling, hearing, tasting or smelling of any of these things is
> creating illusions - and this certainly includes believing that any of these
> have a spiritual significance.
> 
> ...Bill! 
> 
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