Posted by Susan S (184.108.40.206) on September 22, 2000 at 07:24:46:
In Reply to: Tibetan Buddhist Opinions Wanted posted by Joel on September 21, 2000 at 18:22:28:
I can"t speak for other Tibetan Buddhist, only of my own opinion. I know Ispent many years in spiritual practice trying to get ride of past karma or emotions or whatever but not to end dreams or go in a no space. Yes, to be clear and ready if death finds you is the purpose but also one can enjoy this life that's what it was made for. Its to be in the world and of the world and yet still be detached and not get involved in the emotional hang ups we all find ourselves into. I put so many years into this and I find I don't want to go put myself in a place somewhere and have them cement me for the rest of my life. I want to be able to enjoy life as what ever I feel is life.
Zen is a hard practice, very hard dicipline and I admire that you have walked that journey, it takes alot as all you are facing is the wall and your own mind along with the sitting and whatever. I have felt like you and its depressing to think that we are just here to meditate and not enjoy the joys of life. I don't know if that answers your question or not. Maybe I don't what the hell I am talking about. Life is good and it is sweet.
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