That is a good article.
--- On Sat, 13/11/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Re: FW: Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas
Date: Saturday, 13 November, 2010, 10:57 AM
The geography of thought: How culture colors the way the mind works
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:
> That is not the way it is. It is too complicated to explain, but the oriental
> way is different from occidental. The former is synthetic, while the latter
> analytical. So you need subjects, objects, predicates, adverbials and other
> nonsense to try to complete your analysis. In other words, the westerners are
> more discriminating (in general).
> 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,
> > 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!