Dienstag, 31. Januar 2017

31.01.2017 - Ama Samy3 and "Zen trip" etc...


see dali48 and writing books and photographing blossoms of an apple tree etc...


14.11.1997 - Interpretation of dali48

Usually people consider the "experience of God" as an extase, a vision - Visions and extents are secondary. What is really important - and I believe most will make such an experience - is the experience of a deeper dimension of life, of reality - that there is something like an invisible dimension in life - In Christian tradition one speaks of mystery...

Let greed, hatred and illusions fall, then you are reality itself! - Emptiness is fullness! - It is nice and stimulating to talk about the meaning, the value, the beauty and what else, of "Zen" - Then you want to "Christianize" Zen and tame it for your own purposes and that of your church...

It is about the same as with the first enthusiasm of the apostles for the Messiah - But then, when "Zen" calls on people to let go and renounce, to die and to empty yourself, one feels deceived - and withdraws: "Oh - not Zen pure!"...

The "Zen journey" begins with research or searching - we are looking for something when we have lost something - or need something, when we are in alienation, grief, and lostness - Thus the first picture represents the course of the religious journey: lostness, alienation and suffering - faith and hope, seeking, longing, researching, questioning...

Greed and desire are the hidden sources - of faith and hope...

Among well-being are:
Physical health, sense of belonging, security, affection, emotional fulfillment, pleasure, power, intellectual and moral health and fulfillment. Salvation has to do with looking for "God", and looking for the meaning of life...

This includes the confrontation with suffering and death, darkness and evil, freedom and loneliness, with the dark unpredictable mystery of life - and the boundaries of life and reality, with the boundaries of happiness and success, of morality, truth and being...

Salvation often entails loss and sacrifice - and need not lead man to satisfaction or equanimity... (Ama Samy)



Annex2 to the blogs of dali48




Keine Kommentare: