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[at-l] >Buddhists have nuns too.
- Subject: [at-l] >Buddhists have nuns too.
- From: Bror8588 at aol.com (Bror8588@aol.com)
- Date: Thu Apr 14 07:52:27 2005
In a message dated 4/14/2005 7:44:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>Buddhists have nuns too.
>> I'm not sure if they carry wooden rulers...
To whack you when you fall asleep during meditation?
Sounds like a few of the snarly hounds here could use a few good
whacks as well.
Whack! The stick cracked against my back. It was not unexpected, for I had
volunteered to experience the whack.
The Zen Leader had asked if there were any in the class who would like to
have their backs relieved from tension as we sat for a lesson in Sitting
Meditation. She explained that the hit on the back with the stick was not a
punishment but an aid to concentration for sitting still, often caused the muscles
to tense up and become painful. The whack on the back released the tension
and brought relief. So I had volunteered.
Sometimes what we see is not what it seems to be. Little children who were
witnessing our class and saw the Zen Leader whack the backs of those who
volunteered, gasped and even cringed, but those of us who were whacked found
relief. It looked so painful but it felt so good.