Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Do I trail trouble behind me?

Yesterday I followed a link and came acroiss a Buddhist discussion board called BuddhaChat.

"Ah!" I thought. "Another chance to learn and to meet nice people who are engaged on the journey."

This morning, up early again, I started to read posts on the site and who should I come across but the self-styled "Zenmonk Genryu". He has managed, once again, to find a platform for his ideas. And there is the problem. Many of the thoughts that he posts are so much in line with my own that, for quite some time, on New Buddhist, I was taken in. The problem arises, however, when we begin to learn something of how he behaves in the real world. I have had enough conversations with some of those on whom he has fastened to have to believe that he is a dangerous and poisonous conman.

At the same time, I have been continuing my contribution to an Enneagram development group. Posting my belief that the Enneagram is a blunt and less-than-useful instrument unless we have an end in view, I seem to have raised something of a storm.

Perhaps I need to spend some time in Noble Silence.