Why No Debate on Lojong

“In this weekly commentary on the lojong, I am not open to the feed becoming
a debate for people to nitpick Buddhism or my interpretations of Buddhist concepts.
(There are lots of places for debates.)  I am more interested in hearing about
YOUR life or how it affected you or your practice awakening in some manner.”

This is the note I have at the end of my pages on lojong.

I have had some emails about why I say this.

I think I need to be very clear why I say this, for those of you who have never
seen simplistic zennies argue over points endlessly.  There is a long tradition of
debate in Zen circles.  While it is interesting if that is what you are after, I want this lojong offering to be personal.  I find that Buddhist debates are rarely personal.
I find that the greatest teachers and my best learning comes from the personal, and so,
I am much more interested in hearing reader’s reflection of a personal nature on the slogan or my writing.  There are many forums for debate among Buddhists.

Namaste, Kate

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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19 Responses to Why No Debate on Lojong

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  3. Reblogged this on Martha Keim-St. Louis' blog and commented:
    ram dass laughing got me laughing. thanks, I needed that

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