Who forgets about death?

In a previous question someone asked, "Could you enlighten me on the question of death?" You answered, "Zazen practice is to be in the unborn and the non-death. You will live eternally if you forget aboutdeath!" Please tell me. Who lives eternally? Who forgets about death?Who were you before you were born? Who forgot about death before their ...

Mondo with Sabine and the two Muslims

Master, The Buddha, the god, is without ‘noumène’ thus he has an infinite number of aspects, faces, forms. However the essence of the aspect is beyond the aspect or beyond the not aspect, ‘beyond’ meaning containing immediately 2 aspects: aspect and non-aspect. Isn’it so that the buddha can be seen. So isn’t zazen beyond the aspect ...


Magic powers

To which kind of magic powers does Master Deshimaru refer in his answer to " What about magic powers ?" in the offered list of questons and answers ? I can read that you mention Castaneda in the Introduction of your book. Is there in the teachings of the zen masters a part dealing with "lucid dreams" ?...
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Karmic return.

Two questions: Firstly, I have practised for eighteen years, I haven’t stopped saying to myself that I am not in reality. What about reality? Secondly, Master Deshimaru taught that we go back inevitably to the infernal cycle of transmigration if our practice is not mushotoku. Do we follow this karmic return until our death? Thanks, all the ...

..it is nothing to be done..

Why it is such a problem to have people arround me? I feel like i loosemyself, when there are other people arround. Maybe because i pretend tobe somebodyelse arround others.My entire life i didn't want to do anything, but i did a lot of things,i just wanted to sit and do nothing. I feel like i have to do a lot ofthings in life but i don't know ...

Zazen

What do i bring to peoples life with my zazen daily practice? I'm i helping other beings when i sit down in zazen posture?
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The hands during zazen 2

Hello, thank you very much for your reply aboutmy inquiry about posture(hands).You've helped me a lot. I just have one more question that isbugging me, it might be silly but it really wont give me peace.One indian mystic, Osho, (supppousedly enligthenment) although i dont knowwhat path he used, said that enlightenment is possible only at night ...



Do you think that Soto Zen Meditation produces specific mind patterns?

Do you think that Soto Zen Meditation produces specific mind patterns?If so, assuming we can see these patterns with modern equipment anddisplay them to users, couldn't we speed the process of meditation results?People could learn from direct experience via a computer interface.Its just something I'm working on and would appreciate insights. ...



The western culture is not compatible with the Zen philosophy.

The western culture is not compatible with the Zen philosophy because we inculcate us to plan the future and besides, today, materialism is acceptable. How to change really in these conditions? In other words, it is not an illusion to think one can practice zazen correctly in these conditions?Answer: I do not think, I practise
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Could you teach me how to "defeat before fighting" ?

Dear Master Kosen,When I asked you the question about the aspect "do" of the Martial Arts, you answered me : "to defeat before attacking".I have thought about your answer, `to defeat before fighting' and I finished considering it as a koan. I asked myself : " to defeat whom, to defeat what ?" Nevertheless, I think I found an answer and I would ...

Does Zen increase concentration powers?

Namaste,I have been curious about Zen for some timeabout 6 months and have been reading a lot about it. Ihave not started practicing yet.My question is since Zen meditation is stopping of thethought would it facilitate concentrated thinking whenwilled by the person practicing zazen ?in other words does it increase concentration powers ...

...when they finished their job the Masters go away.

You answer on this subject that when they finished their job the Masters go away. Why according to you don't they remain benefit from this terrestrial life in a state of awakening? Can't this life be lived fully in the conscience of the unit without dying any more? Is there another stage at a certain point of awakening of this life to be ...

Duration of the meetings of zazen.

Hello, One often intends to say, in the groups of practice, or the sesshins, that the duration of the meetings of zazen practised alone, at the house, do not have to exceed 20 min.Why? Personally, my group meets once per week and I everyday approximately an hour. I do not have the impression that that creates a problem or degenerates my ...

Practice zazen from far?

Hello Master,i am a practicer of the Nichirien Daichonin buddhism. Since one moment, i am asking myself and I want to practice a deeper buddhism, more intimate. I wish to practice zazen.Is it possible to practice it from far?
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I would like to meet other Zens

I am very new to the Zen ways, I am a Rosicrucian but, I am interested in Zen.I would like to meet other Zens here in the upper desert of Ca.I have been trying to be part on the newsgroup on the netbut there is to much bull to post there and get flamed by so called Christians. Looking forward to someone taking me by the hand and leading me. I am...




I have just read your answer.

Dear Stéphane,I have just read your answer. Obviously, I could still answer you but I prefer to tell you that you will be invited to the conference of June 8-10, 2007 in the Gendronnière where we will celebrate the 40 2nd birthday of the implantation of the Zen Soto in Europe by Sensei. We will be able to continue this discussion there which ...

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