Indeed Chris.  We always have a choice.  Thanks for your support and being 
there supporting the forum with your practise and insight.  

--- On Sun, 9/1/11, Chris Austin-Lane <> wrote:

From: Chris Austin-Lane <>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Not understanding mindfulness
Date: Sunday, 9 January, 2011, 7:40



      To eat the peach or make do with the picture of a lovely peach. It is a 
daily choice we face. 
On Jan 8, 2011 11:18 PM, "Maria Lopez" <> wrote:


Hello again Dave.

I haven´t read any comment from you or anyone else about video suggestion 
"Thich Nhat Hanh, with the tittle "simple mindfulness" to be found in the 
google videos department.  However, I have been reading some of the responses 
talking involving mindfulness subject.  Some of those responses are 
intellectual assumptions about what is mindfulness about and others are a 
sharing of personal experience from the one or ones who posted it. 

As a person whose teaching of mindulness transmited directly by zen ven. Master 
Thich Nhat Hanh, it feels as my moral  responsibility to encourage you to watch 
and listen with attention the dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh in the way I 
previously advice you to do so or you run the risk of getting mentally 
entangled with
 different information about mindfulness but not having in you the real 
practise for it, the tool that will lead you to open the door of mindfulness. 

 I wish not to put more ideas in your head or anyone else about this subject 
and just to give an starting clue key about it: "Mindfulness is to be aware of 
all what is going on within and around oneself".  I believe that this sentence 
and the video adviced to be watched can help you and all not to get lost in 
mental entertainment about mindfulness.  It´s very important that you 
understand that no matter how appealing or pleasant to the intellectual mind 
can be some posting, the only way to truly understand what is mindfulness about 
is by putting straight away into practise.  It´s in the fruits as a result of 
that practise that mindfulness can be understood beyond any intellectual as 
it´s, as everything else in zen, a direct experience.  

Much, much short cut
 to  eat the peach rather than to have the poetry and much more often the 
speculation by the ones who read a lot about   what look like the  taste of the 
peach but never tried, tasted or even see a peach in their life.  


--- On Fri, 31/12/10, Dave P <> wrote:
> From: Dave P <>Subject: [Zen] Re: Not understanding 
> mindfulness

> To: zen_fo...@yahoogroups.comdate: Friday, 31 December, 2010, 4:12


> "Cure" is probably not the right word. I know it's not really a cure, and I 
> see it as an add-on...

&gt; You asked several things below and I've embedded my responses in your post.
> > 
> > --- In, "Dave P" <wookielifeday@> wrote:

> > >
> > > I haven't b...








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