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  •  Zen is a complete mystery to me (2+ / 0-)

    That's probably because of the way I came to Buddhism. I studied Vedanta for a long time and had wonderful teachers. But I stumbled on Pema Chodron's books about Buddhist Lojong. They were so helpful, it was like finally reaching an oasis spring after crawling, parched, across a desert.

    However it is only recently that these teachings became commonly available, Lojong was reserved for special students in the past. When I learned that I was indignant, but then when I realized how resistant people generally are to the wisdom in those teachings I understood why they were not taught to everyone. So in my case it was Vedanta that prepared me for the Lojong, and that is not normal.

    Now it's time for me to go get busy in the kitchen, time to bake cookies! :-))

    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.--Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act I, scene 5

    by Ooooh on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 11:36:43 AM PST

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