Im looking forward to having many great talks with all of you. I will always be respectfull and polite to each and every topic/idea here. I practice Soto Zen here in Autin Tx. my desire(well intentioned I hope) is to become a Zen priest. i have the utmost respect for all religions and teachings. I believe they all point to the same vast reality. in my studies of the way of Zen i hope to find a way to use the rest of this short life in a meaningfull way, and to help others along their own paths. the world today seems to have a dangerous imballance of power in the hands of the UN-enlightened. one mind at a time even if it takes a thousand years or more, ballance will be restored. my favorite zen saying is "In God all things are possibe. In zen no-thing is possible" Thank you again for allowing me to join your board...may we all find the end of suffering