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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WHAT’S THE GOOD OF ZEN TEACHERS?
vertical line Posted on Mar.25.2013 @ 12:04AM EDT by leoj99

What’s the Good of Zen Teachers?

What’s the Good of Zen Teachers?

"Zen practice requires incredible spiritual courage and perseverance. We have to face our deepest fears. It is also sometimes runs counter to “common sense” and certainly to cultural norms – where when you encounter something or someone that makes you uncomfortable, you are supposed to get as far away from it/them as possible, as quickly as you can. In our practice we move toward such things, and pay close attention. Most of us find we need encouragement sooner or later to tread in such unfamiliar and scary territory"
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Reply from *CSEe*
Mar.25.2013
01:12AM EDT 
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In my current understanding of Buddhism , anything or anyone is teacher to me regardless their nature , living or non-living ......Dalai Lama is same and equal as Osama , same and equal as any human , plant , animal or any non-living ...............

Thks

CSEe

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Reply from leoj99
Mar.25.2013
02:17AM EDT 
vertical line But a good living Teacher can push and intimidate you to the ultimate.
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Reply from leoj99
Mar.25.2013
02:20AM EDT 
vertical line A good Teacher will push you to the toilet. I think most Teachers in the Zen Forums don't even like to hear anything about the toilet...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Mar.25.2013
02:47AM EDT 
vertical line They don't even want to hear stop thinking how much more about the toilet...lol
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Reply from leoj99
Mar.25.2013
02:48AM EDT 
vertical line Because if you are in the toilet you will definitely stop thinking...lol
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Reply from *CSEe*
Mar.25.2013
03:34AM EDT 
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Quote: "But a good living Teacher can push and intimidate you to the ultimate."
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Yes , but if I choose "teacher" , judge them for being " good or bad", perhaps I will always be the one I wish to be ..........be someone I want to be and will always be the self that will be the cause of my existance .

Thks

CSEe 

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