I think the reason is that Zen Masters use the Tantric principle that one should behave in ways as if one already possesses that which one aspires to attain; in this case, to possess a non-dualistic mind that does not discriminate between subject and object. --ED --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote: > > ED, > > Many oriental sentences are without subjects or objects. Bill is completely adjusted to Thailand, and the zen way. They are very grammatical here. > > Anthony > Bill, > Nice succinct answer. > And, question: Your zen-like statement in ungrammatical, without subject or object. Is this a zen tradition of speaking, with a view to training the mind out of its customary dualistic mode of experiencing reality? > Thank you, ED > Mayka and Ed, > > Or perhaps Bill! would say: 'No effort, no judgment, no grasping, no > pushing-away, no concepts - Just THIS! > > ...Bill!