Re: Engaged Zen Buddhism

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Posted by Lim T.S. on November 14, 1999 at 06:00:03:

In Reply to: Engaged Zen Buddhism posted by Kimberly on November 14, 1999 at 01:19:03:

: I have been reading about Buddhism for about two months and learning about Buddhist Meditation. All my journey, I came across engaged Zen Buddhism. I have read the princples of this, but I am still unsure as the its meaning. I understand that the goal is to become mindless/mindful and that knowing that today is not what really matters but what I do today will effect what comes next. If I am on the wrong track, please help me. Also, some of what I have read about Buddhism and engagement make me wonder if engagement is something that all Buddhist agree with. Any responses will be apreciated. Thanks Kim

Hi Kim.

Zen Buddhism is very cryptic. The text requires
a dharma master or teacher to interpret.
Unless you are reading with commentaries you will still need interpretation into layman's language to explain the meanings.
I suggest you read the history of Buddhism and know something of it evolvement into the diversed
schools of teachings. One should know about Theravada, and Mahayana teachings.
With this knowledge you can get a better perspective of the different levels of the buddhist teachings.

Hope that this helps for the moment.

Yours in the Dharma,
Lim T.S.

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