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Saturday, July 09, 2005


An interesting discussion that begins with this post:

I'm just thinking about how it seems that we...okay, maybe just *I* get fucked up with Zen, thinking it is 'a certain way'...we're either Zen or we aren't, in any given situation. But doesn't that lend to an idea that there is some correct way of thinking and behaving? If there is a correctness, then all the Zen Masters would essentially be saying the same thing...but they don't...well, they sorta do...but then they don't.

If we respect individuality, then we must respect how individuals come up with their own way of living, interpreting and dealing with the miracle.

Does Zen contradict individuality?...or affirm it?


Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Intersting comments on the linked web site. I believe with anything one brings and individual perspective, it is only when one tries to hard to conform to a particular idea, how Zen should be, is when people lose their individuality.

5:57 AM  

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