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Goal of zen

Postby Thedisillusioned1 on Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:58 am

Is goal of zen enlightenment?
Is enlightenment more important, or the way.
What is actually important in this world?
Is money the only thing of value or is there anything more valuable.
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Re: Goal of zen

Postby Judy Roitman on Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:49 am

Dear Thedisillusioned1,

Why be disillusioned? Why should there be a goal in Zen? If there is a goal, then you can reach it and stop. But there is no place to stop. Instead there is a direction. If it is put in words, it becomes frozen and useless. Please practice in a community with a teacher. Then you can find your direction, wake up, and help this deeply suffering world.

Good luck,

Judy
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Re: Goal of zen

Postby Thedisillusioned1 on Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:18 am

Have you ever thought about helping a deeply suffering rock?
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Re: Goal of zen

Postby Judy Roitman on Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:10 pm

Dear Thedisillusioned1,

Thedisillusioned1 wrote:Have you ever thought about helping a deeply suffering rock?


Where does this question come from?

Do you have a practice?

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Judy
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Re: Goal of zen

Postby Thedisillusioned1 on Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:52 am

I'm not after practice I'm after some wisdom.
No matter how hard to grasp.
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Re: Goal of zen

Postby Judy Roitman on Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:39 pm

Dear Thedisillusioned1,

Practice is where true wisdom comes from. The rest is opinion.

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