- Regarding Jordan's post on morals and Zen, I must remonstrate slightly, though I share his overall sentiment. Jordan writes:
Zen, an abbreviated term for Zazen: Sitting upright with legs crossed. Zen is the practice of all the Buddha ancestors. You might even say zen is a yoga posture. You might call it Cha'an, or Sitting Dhyāna. Everything else is not zen.
Zen is not an agenda.
Zen is not a doctrine
Zen is not some idea of the true way.
Zen is not a religion despite dictionary entries and many views to the contrary.
Zen is not writing a long intellectual blog post.
I remonstrate slightly because "everything else" can be Zen. The mindset/orientation/disposition of koan practice or shikantaza can be brought into everyday activity. But yeah, morals have no Zen in what he's saying.
- Regarding Danny Fisher's interview Heshima Kenya’s Alisa Roadcup, I'm very sure she's dong great things for people who really need it, and encourage support for Heshima Kenya. Still, I could not help to have done other than to have been reminded of the Blue Cliff Record, Case 1. And one need not necessarily go far to do good for all beings.