Shoun became a teacher of Soto Zen. When he was still a student his father passed away, leaving him to care for his old mother.
Whenever Shoun went to a meditation hall he always took his mother with him. Since she accompanied him, when...
Posted on Oct.05.2013 @ 03:02PM EDTbyleoj99
In this world what is crazy is normal or sane. Actually we are all crazy but we think we are all sane...LOL ...What we think crazy is the only normal thing. Most people call it God inspired what is crazy...LOL
If we are not crazy why do we need to be enlightened. An enlightened being is not recognized by crazy people. In fact if an enlightened being say something they kick his butt. I think some enlightened beings come to Zen Forums but since crazy people cannot recognized him they kick his butt and outright banned from the forums. How can crazy people recognized an enlightened being? It is impossible...lol.. only enlightened beings can recognize enlightened beings... lol How can crazy people meet the Buddha since they cannot recognize him...lol
Then crazy people make the rules for good conduct and impose those rules to everybody and everyone even enlightened beings with no exceptions. How could an enlightened being follow the rules of good conduct of crazy people...lol...impossible...lol
Once you decide on Zen practice you need to sit everyday and go to several days of retreats many times a year in the hope that your craziness is stopped. You deserve to be beaten and keep silence in retreats. So what are those for if not to try to cure your craziness...lol