Llius, It will take eons and a lot of punishments, either by law or by karma, for a Taleban to get enlightened. ED's original question is: what happens after realizing Buddha nature? Will there be profound, fundamental changes, or just business as usual? Anthony
--- On Tue, 30/11/10, Lluís Mendieta <lme...@intermail.es> wrote: From: Lluís Mendieta <lme...@intermail.es> Subject: Re: [Zen] New Member To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Tuesday, 30 November, 2010, 6:29 AM Hi, Anthony It will be very well Mahayana, but I have always read that we will be not complete till the last sentient being would not be enlightened. Any change is a change, If for good, each time, a little better. Maybe too naïf. Just listening to Metta Chant (along with some Shiv mantra) And remembering what I read in a Jain book: even non believers, not specially easy to get enlightnement, even the less likely to get enlightement, they get. With best whises Lluís ----- Original Message ----- From: Anthony Wu To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 11:22 PM Subject: Re: [Zen] New Member Nor does it change human nature on greed, aversion and delusion that lead to killing, lying, robbing and raping? Anthony --- On Mon, 29/11/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote: From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [Zen] New Member To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Monday, 29 November, 2010, 10:12 PM Bill, Sitting can calm the mind and make it more receptive to the Teachings (of the Buddha); and living by these Teachings will drastically curtail the creation of new turmoil in the mind. It is not at all clear whether realizing Buddha Nature can augment one's psychological/emotional/relational smarts significantly, unless supplemented with mental health counseling - and then only perhaps. Nor will it necessarily rectify personality disorders. Nor does it guarantee deeper psychological insight into human or group behaviors. Nor does it necessarily strip one of the religio-cultural fakery that almost always becomes part and parcel of one's stance in life. Nor does it necessarily enhance understanding of normal and natural human and human group behavior. Nor does it ever completely neutralize the pull of the triple cardinal attractors: Wealth, sex and power. Nor does it necessarily enhance one's ethical insights and behaviors. Nor those it ever squash the ego, but possibly only refines it. --ED PS1: Please do not view the above statement as 'ex cathedra' utterances, but as statements to initiate the discussion of alternative perspectives and undertandings on these matters. PS2: The ordinary human life is a non-attainment of the above goals. --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote: > > Chris, > > Keep sitting for all our sakes. > ...Bill!