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Date Posted: 07:10
Author: knonymous - 5 May 2002
Subject: What is Zen?

What is Zen? Zen means doing anything perfectly, making mistakes perfectly, being defeated perfectly, hesitating perfectly, doing anything perfectly or imperfectly, perfectly(1). What is the meaning of this perfectly(1)? How does it differ from perfectly? Perfectly(1)is in the wil; perfectly is in the activity. Perfectly(1) means that at each moment of the activity there is no egoism in it...our pain is not only our own pain; it is the pain of the universe. The joy of the universe is also our joy. Our failure is that of nature, which never hopes or despairs, but keeps on trying.(1)

--R. H. Blyth, Zen and Zen Classics(1)

--(1) OK, imagine I knew how to put italycs in my text....right now..... abracadabrha

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