You begin to sound Communist. Do I have to announce my 'motivation', when I ask 
you a question? Some years ago in China, you went to jail, or fared much worse, 
because they thought you harbored 'bourgeois motivation'. 

--- On Fri, 5/11/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Re: FW: Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, 5 November, 2010, 10:09 AM


Please look into your own mind and tell us what motivation (other than 
curiosity) prompted you to ask that question.
PS: In Mahayana and Tantrayana Tibetan Buddhism, there is strong focus 
on motivation.
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:

Please find the most representative definitions of sex ritual. I limit you to 3 
of them. It is best if they shed light on the relationship with lust and 
I am curious why Tantrism attaches so much significance to that.


Definitions of illusion on the Web: 

an erroneous mental representation 
something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am 
very wealthy" 
delusion: the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas 
magic trick: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally 
organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. While illusions distort reality, 
they are generally shared by most people. ...
Thank you for clarification of the sense in which persons who are enlightened 
experience reality.
However to the more than 99.9999% of humans who do not experience 
satori, 'Maya' is very, very real.
Therefore, I submit to the Zen Forum the proposition that the reality 
experienced by the very, very few is not relevant to the world.
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote:
> Mayka,
> What I meant to say was that if you are living in a world of illusions (maya) 
> compassion is a badge of honor and something you need to cultivate and 
> practice.
> If you are not living in a world of illusions there is no compassion, no 
> honor, nothing to cultivate and nothing to practice. There is Just THIS!
> ...Bill!

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