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Re: Stripping out learned biases

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  • D K F
    Once again, I totally agree; Rick has put into words the nagging feeling of something very wrong here I ve felt when reading these posts and the blog.
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 17, 2005
      Once again, I totally agree; Rick has put into words the nagging
      feeling of 'something very wrong here' I've felt when reading these
      posts and the blog.

      gassho,
      Doreen/Shaku ni Myo Jun

      --- In shinlist@yahoogroups.com, Shin02143@a... wrote:
      >
      > In a message dated 2/17/05 2:35:27 AM, netpaul@o... writes:
      >
      > << I have been gratified when John said that “in some
      >
      > strange way” I have helped him to hear more clearly the true
      >
      > teaching. >>
      >
      > Paul,
      > You are coming dangerously close to the heterodoxy of being
      > a "Shin guru." Shinran passionately disavowed having any
      > disciples. His message was that awakening to shinjin is the
      > entire working of the other power, Amida Buddha. To take
      > credit for someone's burgeoning awakening to Amida Buddha
      > is tantamount to declaring yourself a guru. And it is also
      > potentially damaging to the person you think you are
      > "guiding."
      >
      > gassho,
      > Rick
      > (Egen)
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