Yes, you have a point here and agree.  I often have experienced the same.  At 
the same time and this is not addressed personal to you as criticism of any 
kind but purely as a meanings of sharing with the Buddha in you,  in me,  and 
every body else.
A person who genuinely believes of being a zen, Buddhist practitioner but whose 
becomes cold as a stone for fear of being sometimes "contaminated" by dualism, 
negative energies of all kinds or by the ones who don't share one views, ideas, 
way of sensing life...then the practise has a twist and becomes harmful to that 
person and also to all life around that person since 

we're not separated from anything not even from samsara.  To me one of the 
greatest beauties of zen as real practicality and well being, is that generates 
and continuously shares compassion with all beings and doesn't even know of 
There is the words of a Spanish song that says something like this,  amongst 
other things:
".... I'm like the reed that bends but never breaks and always kept up"
--- On Thu, 25/11/10, Lana M. Gibbons <> wrote:

From: Lana M. Gibbons <>
Subject: Re: [Zen] New Member
Date: Thursday, 25 November, 2010, 11:06


This is the very issue - to be Zen is to be "frozen", "cold", "selfish" to 
those who are still stuck in dualism.  They can not fathom, in their context of 
the world, that it is possible for someone to believe/support/accept/embody 
polar opposites.  They do not realize the best compassion is given 
spontaneously, without thought/premeditation, without it being asked/demanded 


"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life." - 
William Osler

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Maria Lopez <> wrote: 

Actually I like him better as a non practitioner because in this way he's warm, 
very affectionate, passionate... and all mine! (I know this last remark is 
samsara but don't care.  I don't think I coud handle to have a frozen 
practitioner as a boyfriend) 

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