Ed, You interpretation of 'zen stink' as being 'unpleasant to those who have not reined in their aversions' has merit.
On the other it is a historical stylistic affectation in zen to compliment others by saying things that appear to be negative and criticisms. An example would be calling someone's teaching style like a 'doting old grandmother', which is a way of saying they are very gentle in their teaching and perhaps don't require their students to work as independently as other teacher. 'Zen stink' could just as well be interpreted as someone who is so enthusiastic about their experience that their exuberance is a little 'over-the-top'. Either way I don't consider it a real criticism. It's just a colorfully expressed observation. ...Bill! From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ED Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:25 PM To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Subject: [Zen] Re: FW: Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas Bill, A stink by any name is still a stink, unpleasant to those who have not reined in their aversions. OTOH, in some religious/spiritual traditions, everything is God. --ED --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote: > Ed, Since this is an e-forum I guess it would be more correctly called e-stink...Bill! Bill, "Stage seven is the glow in which you are radiating yourself as truth. You will feel totally in contact with yourself, and your presence will radiate from you like a glow. This will continue until you have fully presented yourself to others. The Zen people refer to this as "the Zen stink". See: http://www.godening.com/FAQ.htm Surely not stage seven already? ;-) ;-) ;-) Aromatically and thornily yours, --ED > Mayka, > > Oh yes! And Ed has quite an aroma also. But those are just the things you have to put up with if you're going to catch a baby tiger ¦Bill! __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5616 (20101112) __________ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5616 (20101112) __________ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/