Sex Taboo's & applying Christianized thinking in Western Zen

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" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

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Postby Simon E. » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:31 pm

I wonder if realistically there was much choice at that point ?
It seems to me to be possible that for anyone of her generation encountering Buddhism there was a likelihood that they would view Buddhadharma with a lens coloured to some degree by Christianity or Judaism..even if that view took the form of a rejection at the conscious level.
Christmas Humphreys said one or two things worth considering, and one of them was that any Buddhist who did not come to peace with their Judeo-Christian heritage was condemned to constantly recapitulate it in negative terms.
I am not speaking rhetorically when I say that I do not know whether Jiyu Kennet came to that peace vis a vis her Christian heritage.
These were pioneers after all.
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Postby Simon E. » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:54 pm

A very insightful article imo. I guess it was an instinctive reaction to the other side of her that kept me on the periphery..possibly to my loss.
So I became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche instead...pause for irony. :D
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"Life is full of suffering. AND Life is full of the Eternal
IT IS OUR CHOICE
We can stand in our shadow, and wallow in the darkness,
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It is OUR choice." -Rev. Basil Singer

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