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About Marilyn

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  1. the action of inaction, is a very difficult concept for many, who seem to be full of actions that produce no action. I enjoyed what you wrote...very much.
  2. In reading this thread, I see the Yin and Yang of the discussion. One man's path says no to meditation and another says yes, but Zen...usually Zen Buddhism, following the road of the emptiness, so that one could be useful. The still mind is a good path, to listen. If one feels unable to discern the silence, perhaps meditation is not along your path. I hope along my journey I would waive to both of you, whether or not one meditates, it isn't the point. As long as the emptiness is useful, there is purpose in it. Often when you walk low to the earth, you begin to understand that the game itself is pointless, as though we are waiting for something else. Maybe it is a smile to greet us.
  3. Hello

    I just wanted to say hello. I have felt like I have learned so much and so little at the same time. I have been enlightened and then have chosen at times to forget the Nirvana I have been shown. I am neither master nor student and in a strange, strange way...being back in America, at this time, is the ultimate test of being at peace with chaos all around me. To be the calm in the eye of the storm. In any event, no matter what you dream, believe or perceive, I wish to thank you for this wonderful forum. A Chinese Master told me, "What good does an enlightened person do on a mountain?" I smiled. At times I fret over what I am seeing...and a comes...and says, 'do you always believe what you see?" That isn't to say that there will not be conflict...but with each journey, it just is the journey. Each river, is the river. Each path, is its own. So I am here...being more here. Not fluff...though I love people. I also know an important thing, there is seeing and not seeing. Our optimism at times blinds us to the vipers in the road. Our wisdom gets clear of the danger. Namaste M