You might have values and objectives, but you should not be attached to your 
(or anyone else's) values or objectives.


--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter...@...> wrote:
> 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!" <BillSmart@> 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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