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yes, there’s no contradiction. You would be a conscious scientist, doctor or business person. One who was AWARE of themselves DOING this thing they do, to make a living. I experienced satori when I was living in Phoenix. It was in November, 1973. I just WOKE UP! I was in my own way astonished. There’s no way to desribe this. But I went on to have a life, a career. I tried to explain to people what I knew but it always sounds like I’m reading from a script or just regurgitating something I read in Alan Watts. Unless a… Read more »

joe714
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look up Bernie Glassman. he’s a good example of a zen master and businessman.

Jim
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Jim

Why not? Just because you have no answers for anything does not mean you can’t be a person with answers. Zen is not about one hand clapping, it is all about one mind clapping.

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Enlightenment is not something confined to a selective few because that would imply an external selector who is doing the selecting for the individual.
There is no relationship between enlightenment and career.
A lawyer or scientist can attain enlightenment as readily as a housewife,toilet cleaner or a bus driver.
We are all enlightened beings..we simply have to remove the ignorance that covers it.

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Yes. I know of several.

namaste