Re: your comments

Robert J. Bradbury (
Thu, 16 Sep 1999 18:37:25 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 16 Sep 1999, Kathryn Aegis wrote:

> I meant to mention this to you--do you realize that you are expressing
> Taoist sentiments quite regularly? One example below:

Interesting. Around 20 years ago I was fairly involved with Est for a few years. I took pretty much all the courses they had to offer and got to look very closely at their core system. They extracted a lot of things from different philosophies and disciplines but the key things that stuck with me were some of their self-observation methods and pseudo-Zen philosophies. Subsequently I studied Zen for a couple of years in a very haphazard way. All of that got buried under my biology education.

Would you say that Zen is derived from Taoism? If so, then that would explain your perceptions.