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Old 12-15-2003, 02:14 PM   #37
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
I wouldn't. I am sure we would go for a beer and laugh it out.
I know, but I couldn't resist. I still take some of these discussions too personally, so it doesn't surprise me all that much when someone else does (and I don't mean you here).

I think the best way to sum up my overall perception is this:
In Zen, often such dialogues take place. It is always easy to get offended if we hold too much pride within ourselves or too rigid in our thinking, usually we are just challenging each other's practice or level of training. Someone once said that asking a Zen master a question is like jumping on a sleeping tiger's back. Easy to get on, but hard to escape after!
Ron (no offense to any of the participants, in tone, or otherwise)

Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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