The will to find my spirit has occured after an experience related to death.
Master, though it may seem like looking for a product in a supermarket, which vehicle leads to the true mind? Alls schools of Buddhism are very precious to me. . . But I would like to follow one way only and at this point, I have doubts.
I've read that from the Mahayana point of view, Hynayana allows one to be liberated, but not to reach the Buddha state. And it was said in the Vajrayana that without Tantra, one cannot reach full enlightenment. . . It was also said that the way of sutras is a very lengthy one.
I would like to know your opinion about that. Are there expedient means in Zen, as in Tantric Buddhism? I have the feeling that by posing this question I look like a child comparing toys, but it's important for me to know, in order to act resolutely.
Answer from Master Kosen
No mind is truer than another. There is no special enlightenment to reach. There's only complementarity and balance.
When I've had a good sleep, I wake up. When I'm hungry, I eat. When I've been very active, I rest. When I've talked a lot, I remain silent. When I've remained silent for too long, I sing. When I've sweated, I drink.
Anything unnatural is not the true way and leads to spiritual illness.
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