“Being zen is to know how to find silence inside ourselves and to discover that this is our true nature” Zenmaster Kosen
The essence of authentic Zen is the practice of zazen – the sittig meditation.
Sitting quietly and attentively in a well-balanced posture, letting our thoughts go by.
We are absolutely in this moment, here and now.
The full attention in this moment is the quintessence of Zen.
“During zazen, let the images, the thoughts, the mental shapes appearing from the unconscious, pass like clouds in the sky, without fighting them, without grasping them.
Like the reflection in a mirror, the expression of the unconscious pass, pass again and then vanish.
And one gets to the deep unconscious, without thinking, beyond thought (hishiryo), true purity”. Zenmaster Taisen Deshimaru
Authentic Zen is practice, not theory, no dogma, no intellectual knowledge.
In this unique action we can find intimacy with ourselves, become one with the whole of our existence.
We find the connection of the spirit with our own pure source.
It is without duality or judgment, beyond thought or no thought.
Full awareness of this moment – here and now.
“Authentic Zen is Mushotoku, the attitude of non-profit, of not wanting to gain anything, no purpose, the practice without intention.”
If we understand our true nature, we can harmonize ourselves and merge into the entire universe, to unite with it and to follow the cosmic order.
We discover and appreciate the world as it is.
To be Zen is to be able to forget ourselves.
We know why we do and act, no doubt or regret, from the silence within ourselves.
The secret of Zen lies in us.
“Zen is zazen”
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