Bill,

Why *should* I not?

--ED



--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Bill!" <billsm...@...> wrote:
>
> ED,
>
> You might have values and objectives, but you should not be attached
to your (or anyone else's) values or objectives.
>
> ...Bill!


> > 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


> > 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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