OK, I give up.
Zen teachings come from a book.
They are virtuous.
They are wise.
They are authentic.
They are truly true.
They are impressively old.
They can be discussed in such a way as to assure a useful and indubitable outcome.
Temples are the holy ground.
Teachers are indispensable men and women, often in wonderful clothes.
... and so on and so forth.
If it makes you happy, I am happy for you ... and if need be, I will nod my head as if in agreement.
Can I go home now?
where is home?ReplyDelete
I give up, too. I've tried to go about practice the right way and people continue to let me down. I guess the Buddha really was right, the only real refuge I have is myself.ReplyDelete
Jamie -- Try not to be too concerned with what others do. Try not to be too concerned about whether they let you down. Try not to be too concerned about being right. If an honest Buddhism relied on the agreement of others, we'd all be in the soup. Just keep up your good practice.ReplyDelete
Thanks... I really think you are right... it all seems to be coming down to just practicing... thank you!ReplyDelete
"I give up, too. I've tried to go about practice the right way and people continue to let me down."
as long as we dont do that ?
then practice will be fine.
all the best
fwiw,i once said "I give up" to ven myokyo-ni at dokusan, to which she laughed adding with a smile "but dont give in".
end of interview,:)
It would be stupid not to give up. How can a small humans brain encompass all of cosmos?ReplyDelete
shoey - Possible to get out? :PReplyDelete