Good morning to All, Liberation is more about our being, notions and intentions than about our actions or words. Judging whether someone is liberated or not from actions or words could be risky unless we were informed of their invisible intentions.
Liberation is really for our spirit. We are the only one who knows whether we are liberated or not. Buddha has awakened to Absolute Equality and Absolute Awareness. Could we and would we be awakened to Absolute Equality. Could we talk and act with Absolute Equality, without any sense of positions, roles and sex imprinted into us? Could we and would we be a husband and a wife at same time? Or a manager and an employee? A follower and a leader? A student and a teacher? A seeker and sought? How we act does not matter as much as whether we are attached to the discrimination of roles, responsibilities, rules or even moralities. That is if we could always maintain a state of harmonious intentions, with equality and with loving kindness. When our mind is pure, our heart will shine. Purity is the first key practice as taught by my Teacher. Only when we truly awake to the fact that we are no one, then we could be anyone at any moment. The minute we began to defend our position or role, our ego is in play. We have thus lost our liberation. JMJM Head Teacher Order of Chan -- Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can http://chanjmjm.blogspot.com http://www.heartchan.org ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/