Hi Peter, For a few years I have periodically wondered whether when you fought you fought from a place of self-mind or Consciousness. Or, to be more accurate I have always assumed that part of Cheng Hsin martial was to learn to act from not-self, to learn to surrender to what arises in each moment, to […]

Hello Peter, I think that somewhere in The Book of Not Knowing you wrote something about attachment. I think you wrote that the less we are attached to different stuff the less we will suffer – or something to that effect; I was unable to find the lines where you talked about it. I’m wondering whether […]

Hi Peter, I want to thank you for the ENB workshop. It was much more than I expected it would be, discovering how I operate in this world, and examining ways I might change my relationships with myself and others. I also came to the conclusion that all the reading and studying I’ve done, the philosophy, […]

Hi Peter, My name is Daniel, from Norway. I have just read Zen Body-Being, and it changed the way I look at the body. Do you feel your body constantly, all the time? I find it very difficult. Can feel it a few minutes, but then I forget about it and my brain starts to think […]

Peter, At a loss here. I find that when I reach a bottom line I don’t know what to do with it. You write “can begin to disassociate these beliefs from reality.” I don’t know how to do that. How do I remove a core assumption that has been a major influence of my perception […]

Peter, I wanted to update you on my contemplation of who I am and ask for some guidance. I’ve realized that when I’m looking for who is aware, I’ve had this assumption in the back of my mind to look for “something” in the back of my head that’s seeing and experiencing the world. In […]

Hello Peter, Somewhere, I do not know where, you mentioned something about “love;” it was either in one of your newsletters or in one of your books which I read – I have no idea where, so I didn’t even try to look for it. However, you said something like “If I told you what love […]

Hi Peter, One concept in some of the Buddhist studies I have been involved in brings light to the importance of “leaving family,” meaning leaving worldly attachment and focusing one’s life more on the study of “Truth.” Obviously there are differences in your directive and the Zen Buddhism directives. My question is? I would imagine […]

Peter I have read this over and over. I don’t think I understand: The Book of Not Knowing 25:39: We’ve seen that distinction doesn’t mean separation. That’s true even of Being and self. Simply because we’re conscious of what “being” is doesn’t mean it is separate from self or somewhere else other than the self. […]