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by Quiet Heart
Thu May 19, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: The real truth behind Zen masters' self-mutilation?
Replies: 26
Views: 3507

Re: The real truth behind Zen masters' self-mutilation?

:smile: Many of those stories..whether they were actually true or not...are simply told to shock the student and by that propel hm or her into a state of mind where their preconceptions (illusions and delusions) are forgotten. Only then can a teacher reach down to the root of the student's (mis)unde...
by Quiet Heart
Thu May 19, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: What should you do when you don't have a Zen teacher yet?
Replies: 43
Views: 5052

Re: What should you do when you don't have a Zen teacher yet?

:tongue: I hear this all the time. I have to find a "teacher" to guide me! If I don't have a good teacher I will lose my way! I need help! In my opinion you don't NEED a teacher. You may WANT one. It may make things easier for you. It may give you the confidence to go further on and explore new area...