This is Beijing Bill.

While in samadhi there are no events.  There is only now.  An event is a 
description of a slice of time that has a beginning and ending.  You MIGHT say 
you focus on now, but focus is not quite the right word.  At least for me focus 
denotes an effort or intent.  There is just now – without focus.  You might 
have to focus to get to that point, but when you get to that point focus and 
self and events all dissolve away.

…Bill!

From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Anthony Wu
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 4:51 AM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Zen] Zen and the Martial Arts

  
ED,
 
You say, "focuses it like a laser beam on any and all events or a chosen subset 
of events in the here and now, to achieve specified objectives."
 
In my understanding, zen's mindfulness does not focus on any 'events'. I would 
like to hear from Bill about this.
 
Anthony

--- On Sat, 4/12/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Zen and the Martial Arts
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, 4 December, 2010, 10:41 PM
  
 
The essence of the contribution of Zen to the martial arts is to be found in:
7.  Right Concentration
8.  Right Mindfulness.
Concentration and Mindfulness are secular activities, and yes, the 
Concentration is a pre-requisite for the development of Mindfulnes; that is, in 
the moment the mind takes the already-developed Concentration and focuses it 
like a laser beam on any and all events or a chosen subset of events in the 
here and now, to achieve specified objectives. This capability is especially 
effective in the martial arts and in business strategizing.
--ED
 




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