Re: [Meditation Society of America] Actions without motives
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From: "Harvey Schneider" <haarvi1@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 7:48 AM
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Actions without motives
It's usually worth our while to look for motives behind
We can say every action has its stake or comfort
But wasn't there a fascination somewhere in the
world of literature and philosophy with motiveless
What comes to mind is Andre Gide.
And the french phrase "actions gratuits".
Anybody remember anything about this old concept?
On Sat, 3 Jan 2004 07:54:40 -0500, "Harvey Schneider" wrote:
> It's usually worth our while to look for motives behind
> We can say every action has its stake or comfort
> seeking goal.
> But wasn't there a fascination somewhere in the
> world of literature and philosophy with motiveless
Motiveless action is a central theme in the applied philosophy of Zen
meditation which grapples with such issues as How do you "do"
spontenaety? or How do you try to achieve a particular result in a given
activity while at the same time being "completely" unconcerned with
Sent by a member of the Mystic Village,
the online Zen Meditation School.