Ed,

I am convinced that I have met, interacted with and witnessed several
modern-day zen masters that were able to hold Buddha Mind in their everyday
life: Koyru Roshi, Maezumi Roshi, Dae Soen Sa Nim and Tetsugen (Bernard
Glassman) Roshi before he was a Roshi and was the Senior Monk at ZCLA under
Maezumi Roshi immediately come to mind.  This is not to say I believe they
held Buddha Mind 24x7, but certainly could move to that stage pretty much
whenever they chose to do so.

I have also interacted with many (100's) others that could hold Buddha Mind
in varying degrees of a controlled environment - like performing their
housekeeping jobs in the zen center, or while they are at a supermarket
shopping for groceries.

...Bill!  

From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
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Bill,
How would one recognize a Buddha Mind in the real world? Has there been or
is there any roshi  in America who has been an exemplar on how to manifest
Buddha Nature in the real world?
--ED 
 
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote:
>
> Lana,
> 
> There are times that quietude and solitude are helpful in zen practice,
> especially in the beginning. But eventually you have to bring your
practice
> into the 'real world'. Zen is everyday life. You should be able to
> maintain Buddha Mind in the middle of Times Square New York City during
rush
> hour just as well as in a cave in Tibet.
> 
> ...Bill!
 



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