Mel and Bill,

What a person says or does is a function of his or her conscious or
unconscious values and objectives in life, not ours.

What 'should' his or her values and objectives in life be?

--ED



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

That sounds a lot like what a great bodhisattva is reported to have
taught:

Matthew 6:2 "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with
trumpets, as
the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by
men. I
tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full."

Matthew 6:3 "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand
know what
your right hand is doing,..."

...Bill!




> How about doing good, and then moving onto other matters without
dwelling on
thoughts of having done such and such acts of goodness, whatever it
is/was? I
personally would even go so far as to forget about entirely all that
ensuing
'feel good' moment, after having committed whatever act(s) of goodness
>
> in peace
> Mel



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