You've gotta.....

You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching/ Love like you'll never be hurt/ Sing like there's nobody listening/ And live like it's heaven on earth.
William W. Purkey

duminică, decembrie 28

What is zazen?


It is sitting meditation in the traditional lotus posture, which has been practiced by human beings since prehistory. Zazen is neither a theory, nor an idea, nor some kind of knowledge to be grasped by the brain. It is only a practice which completely modifies our own mind. It is to be linked to the whole universe. In 1967 Master Taisen Deshimaru, disciple and successor of the great master Kodo Sawaki, brought to Europe the practice of zazen, thus planting the original seed in a new ground.

Zazen and Buddhism
Buddhism itself is a fruit of zazen.Legend says that before Shakyamuni Buddha there were seven Buddhas; buddhism refers thus back to a time period before its own existence.Indeed, the zazen posture goes back to the dawn of time and numerous archeological vestiges are there to testify to it (see zen and prehistory), it is a basic treasure of humankind. Historical buddhism was born from the zazen of Buddha 2500 years ago and has been transmitted from masters to disciples from this time throughout the world without interruption.

2 comentarii:

Satya spunea...

cat de frumos sta...eu n-am stat niciodata asa frumos...

zsolt spunea...

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