From the editor of TheDailyEnlightenment
) comes a new OPEN
Dharma mailing list: "Zeph & Frens." ( http://www.egroups.com/group/zeph/
This is a Sharing-Discussion Mailing List on the Spiritual Adventures of a
semi-fictitious Buddhist called Zeph and his Friends, including you and me.
Join in the discussions and be a Spiritual Fren to others on the List!
You might have read Zeph Stories in TheDailyEnlightenment. Now you are
invited to read some of the earliest and probably unseen articles and
comment on them, sharing and exchanging your Questions, Experiences and
Insights with Frens on the List. The life of this List will only be possible
with your support!
The difference between this and some other Buddhist mailing lists is that it
targets at being as personal, human and honest as possible, with the
personal triumphs and pitfalls of the spiritual practice that we can all
relate to. (The list will be moderated to prevent unrelevant mass-mailings)
Following this mail is a Sample of the 1st "Zeph & Frens" mail.
To SUBSCRIBE, Send a blank mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or just click Reply & Send
(You can help publicise this list by forwarding this mail to your friends)
Who is Zeph?
but based upon true experiences (of Frens like you!)
kind and wise at times.
an imaginary Buddhist,
who has real Buddha-Nature like you and I do,
who groped in the dark to seek the path of the Dharma,
who found the path,
who is walking the path,
who falls now and then,
who nevertheless gets on his feet,
who nevertheless walks on and on,
in his bid to help the world and himself get closer to Enlightenment.
part of you,
part of me,
part of everybody and everything,
part of the path to Enlightenment.
Zeph is the faceless, formless heart,
of any earnest walker of the path,
a kind of invisible Compassion,
and a kind of invisible Wisdom,
that touches you and me,
while it strives to perfect itself.
May You Be Well & Happy
Shen Shian (TDEditor)