Like Linda, when I first found online philosophy, spiritual, and finally Buddhist forums I was excited to learn and share. There was so much new information and opinions. And I had so much I wanted to share and test. But change is inevitable. I wrote this recently:
So I have less need and less to offer. But what is true for Linda, for me and others, is not true for the curious or those relatively new to the Zen Way.I got older, not necessarily wiser,
But I have fewer questions
And even fewer answers.
- January, 2019
Zen Space is a service to the Zen community, or at least that’s it’s stated objective. And I agreed to do my part as a service to the Zen community. That Zen Space is “something of an embarrassment” is both true and a sad reflection on us, collectively. This would not happen in a sangha among Zen students. Senior students would initiate and/or guide discussions. New students often fall into familiar (to senior students) misunderstandings about Zen and the Zen Way, and senior students would correct them. There would be:
- More Zen, Less Nonzense.
Zen Space isn’t a one-person forum and one person can’t change it. If we want it to be a true service to the Zen community, it’s every members responsibility. [end of lecture]