Meido wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Being deluded beings, it all has some degree of at least subtle self-attachment.
The call is just to examine, as best one can, one's intentions for posting. That is sufficient caution.
I do notice you only post "responding to causes and conditions" (when called for) for instance and seem to have no self-referential motive in posting. (just my imagination ofcourse can't say to "know Meido" especially since we never met.
I do notice the difference when arising, but as a side-note fear of being not looked upon as self-referential (or wise/foolish) I'd say then remaining "silent" is in the same cycle of avoiding and grasping. There is no "letting go of I" without being fearless ofcourse, it's always related. So "non-dwelling" seems good and then see what gets exposed or not. Not sure about the word "caution" there are reasonable limits ofcourse, if you know you're being an "ass" or vexate ppl and still just go for it. But that's the gross version, the subtle version is harder to see.
I also "enjoy" watching how all 3 teachers on this forum respond to things differently. Forums that might have 1 teacher active there's always the danger of ppl mimicking behaviour out of the same desire and fear's gravitational force which pulls us deeper into the delusions we embrace. So "personally" I'd say post or dont post, just dont dwell on it before or after but still look. Again there are limits ofcourse.
I always chuckle when I see ppl writing mails, it takes so long because they're overthinking how others might feel or think when reading this or that, whole sentences get deleted and re-written out of fear how others might see us. Doubt ppl on zen forums have the same neurotics but who knows, to me there's grace in failing, in falling. Since being "selfless" isn't something I can do