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
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
--- 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!

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