ED, That is a good article. Anthony --- On Sat, 13/11/10, 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: Saturday, 13 November, 2010, 10:57 AM The geography of thought: How culture colors the way the mind works http://ns.umich.edu/Releases/2003/Feb03/r022703a.html --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote: > > ED, > > 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). > > Anthony > Anthony, > 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 > > 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!