Tranquility or not tranquility is something that it doesn´t bother me much.  
Both are part of different mental states that come and go.  Getting attached to 
any of them it only means closing the door of the oneness of the present moment 
beyond duality. While letting one go in the awareness of what is going on in 
body, mind, within and around in the flow of the present moment the way one 
sees life is very different. Tranquility or not tranquility is not the issue. 
The issue here will be to acknowledge and accept our mental flow as it 
manifests itself and without running away from it. 


--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter001@...> wrote:
> Hi Mayka,
> I hear your opinion and respect your right to hold it.
> In my observation, considering the ease with which your mind gets
> roiled, whatever practice you are engaged in needs retuning. You appear
> not to be the optimal poster-child for the tranquility that Zazen
> practice usually brings.
> Best regards,
> --ED
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Maria Lopez <flordeloto@> wrote:
> >
> > Chris.
> >
> > It´s kind of you to apologise to ED if you believe having done
> something incorrect.  The only thing here is that you didn´t.  The
> example of the peach has as much value as the example of the rice as
> both come from the direct experience of the practise from two different
> people.. This is called the fruits of the practice.
> >
> > Unless Mr ED and similars get into the real practise of zen, their
> opinions are not relevant and not certainly relable at present as far as
> zen concerns.  Mr ED opinions in zen only will be reliable the day that
> he'll be talking about any subject he has experienced by himself and not
> because somebody else has said that.
> >
> > Best
> > Mayka


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