Bodhidharma was not bored by 'just this', so he sat facing the wall for nine 
years, though a naughty boy pricked his arm with a needle from time to time. 
That is why he is the First Patriarch.

--- On Wed, 17/11/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Re: FW: Amazon book
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, 17 November, 2010, 5:29 AM


What does Bodhidharma want, dear God, what does Bodhidharma want?
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:
> Mayka/ED,
> Most of us are deeply bound by karma so that we are bored by 'just this'. I 
> believe we can find satisfaction by just sitting down and eventual 
> enlightenment, but we are way from that 'goal'. So perhaps Bill can improve 
> his way of teaching like guiding children away from their toys.
> Anthony

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