Question

How can I realize the non-thinking?


Answer from Master Kosen

You learned how to think but before that, when you were a baby, you did not know how to think.

Your parents taught you word by word, object by object, from this work you did a complete inventory or so of the real world of the adults, and now this world is a weight for you, so come back to the original thought, the creative thought, which was yours before you learned how to speak.

Zazen is the direct and easy method.


Mondo On the same theme : Awaking

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death and enleightenment

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When satori sucks.

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"me" the Buddha.

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Strange is really the way which drives to the Cold Mount We see no beaten track, no trace of hoof. The valleys meander to lost of sight, The summits sparkle of dew and the pines mutter under the wind Did you not understand yet? Reality asks the way to the shadow.

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