Unchained Melody and ZazenI recently sent the below email to the person I consider my “in the flesh” teacher :I have spent the last maybe month and a half reading some contemplative understandings about Christianity. One in particular that spoke to my journey was Without Buddha I Could Not Be A Christian. I was able to resonate with his (Paul Knitter) journey quite well.But I'm beginning to see all my reading and all my seeking is nothing more than me asking the question, "Does a dog have Buddha nature?".
In my zazen this morning I formulated this story:A disciple came to Jesus and asked him, "Is God a personal being?" Jesus said, "Take a deep breath!"Later in my zazen I realized that MU is the proper response to all my questions.That seems to pretty much strip it down to just go and sit! What a great practice!(I did not mention to him in this email that I also found myself singing “Unchained Melody” in my mind during this same session of zazen.)Go figure!Alan