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Two small thoughts:
* To the best of my knowledge, my [Zen] teacher never acknowledged a successor -- i.e. someone who had attained a suitable and adequate understanding of the Dharma. Such a pe… (View Post)
When it comes to the intellect, my money is on Swami Vivekananda who once wrote, "The mind [he meant intellect] is a good servant and a poor master."
And, perhaps the free-floating suggestion, "be… (View Post)
One of my Zen teacher's teachers was once asked about the practice of charging impecunious-but-sincere newcomers so much for Zen retreats. He laughed and said, "Oh yes -- charge them a lot. That way … (View Post)