July 23-A, 2022

Mushrooms 07/20/2022 Oil Paint Rendered
Zen is what happened when Buddhism met Taoism, 
and the more accurate term
would be "Zen-Taoism,"
not "Zen-Buddhism,"
because Zen is more Taoist than Buddhist.

If you are interested,
check out "The Tao of Zen" by Ray Grigg,
hardback or Kindle at Amazon.

With both Taoism and Zen
you get the doctrine:
"It doesn't matter 
what you believe or think.
It matters what you do.
Believe anything you like.
Think anything you want.
As long as it enables you
to do what needs to be done,
when, where and how it needs to be done,
in each situation as it arises,
with nothing in it for you,
all your life long."

See what needs doing and do it,
when, where and how it needs to be done,"
is all it takes to transform the world
(If applied).

And we spend all our time talking about 
the 10,000 things
without doing what needs doing.

If you see something that needs doing, 
do it.

That's all the Zen/Taoism you need.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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