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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A FUNDAMENTALIST ZENNIST?
vertical line Posted on Nov.22.2012 @ 08:47AM EDT by Sam Hardy
...        and if so is he by delusion menaced? 
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.22.2012
08:53AM EDT 
vertical line They're running the master race,
and wearing the smiley face.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.22.2012
12:44PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "They're running the master race,
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Yeah I think the West is Zennist Fundamentalist. Thats only what I think. And thats the reason why I don't think...lol
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Nov.22.2012
12:52PM EDT 
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vertical line I'd say you're a square Zennist as Alan Watts defined it. 

If Zen is the transmission outside the scriptures, then it should be impossible to be a fundamentalist Zen practitioner. 

I guess by fundamentalist I meant dogmatic, prescriptive, traditional and rigid about what Zen is and how it's to be practised. 

  
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.22.2012
12:57PM EDT 
vertical line Pretender.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.22.2012
12:58PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "I'd say you're a square Zennist as Alan Watts defined it. 

If Zen is the transmission outside the scriptures, then it should be impossible to be a fundamentalist Zen practitioner. 

I guess by fundamentalist I meant dogmatic, prescriptive, traditional and rigid about what Zen is and how it's to be practised. 

  
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Well like in the Catholic church. Those who form their separate church and preach the same things as the catholic church are call fundamentalist.. It seems they are offspring of the church.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.22.2012
01:10PM EDT 
vertical line Beat 'em up zen.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.22.2012
01:18PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Beat 'em up zen."
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Yeah I heard that term too.. like pseudo-Zen.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.22.2012
01:19PM EDT 
vertical line Boom Boom.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.22.2012
01:21PM EDT 
vertical line Daddy-0.
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Nov.22.2012
01:29PM EDT 
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Yeah I heard that term too.. like pseudo-Zen.
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Pseudo Zen being Western Zen of course
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Nov.22.2012
02:57PM EDT 
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Bartender.
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Reply from Chryseis
Nov.22.2012
07:06PM EDT 
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a fundamentalist is trying too hard

if someone were as you suggest a zennist then they would have no concept of fundamentalism, in its basic adherence to tenets, fundamentalism is extremist -with some exceptions.

zen might be considered all inclusive, with exception being the rule

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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.22.2012
07:44PM EDT 
vertical line Only a heretic gets the joke.
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