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Dark Zen?

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.philosophy.zen,alt.religion.buddhism,talk.religion.buddhism,talk.religion.misc,alt.satanism,alt.zen
From: i@no.self (!)
Subject: Re: Dark Zen?
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 05:27:30 GMT
| Any takers on this subject?

in many euro-american cultures the prefiguring "dark"
 implies somehow objectionable or heinous activities
 or beliefs. for the conservative Buddhist, this may
 imply the practice of Zen with intentional breakage
 of the so-called "Precepts" of monastic discipline
 (something of a variable, but traditionally
 congregating around the personal behaviour of the monk)

this could escalate into a somewhat flagrant affair
 on par with what are today called 'Black Masses by
 modern Satanists (conditioning-breaking rituals)

perhaps dark zen would concentration on the 
 DESTRUCTION of the Buddha, the Dharma, and the
 Sangha, or on a particular interpretation of the
 8-fold Path which would be considered horrendous
 and unthinkable to the traditional monastics

one obvious option would be an intentional breakage
 of the principle of 'ahimsa' in some kind of ritual
 sacrifice. perhaps this could be a pig let to rot
 and fed as an offering to a statue of Gotama Buddha,
 initiating his Parinirvana

other kinds of 'dark zen' that come to the mind of this
 twisted one include magical activities on the part
 of zen aspirants in an attempt to acquire for them-
 selves a type of achievement through works of power
 rather than discipline. an example here would be a
 kind of parasiticism on the zazen of fellow monks
 such that the benefits they would normally acquire
 from the sitting would instead be transferred to
 the dark zen mage

more elaborate plots could include an attempt to move
 the human race into the Realm of Nirvana through some
 kind of holocaust brought about through meditating
 on fulcrums of global assault (catalyzing some kind
 of nuclear war amongst the nations of the world, for
 example, with the objective that, with less humans
 on the planet, the job of 'saving all sentient beings'
 would be made that much easier
-- ; ; 
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