Bill,

That may well be the case.

Does it automatically follow that others ought to spend enormous amounts
of time and energy attempting to attain the same mind-state, and if so,
why?

--ED



--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote:
>
> 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!




> 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


> > 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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