Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A couple of responses to Buddhist blog posts of late...




Zen, an abbreviated term for Zazen: Sitting upright with legs crossed. Zen is the practice of all the Buddha ancestors. You might even say zen is a yoga posture. You might call it Cha'an, or Sitting Dhyāna. Everything else is not zen. 


Zen is not an agenda.
Zen is not a doctrine
Zen is not some idea of the true way.
Zen is not a religion despite dictionary entries and many views to the contrary.
Zen is not writing a long intellectual blog post.

I remonstrate slightly because "everything else" can be Zen.  The mindset/orientation/disposition of koan practice or shikantaza can be brought into everyday activity.  But yeah, morals have no Zen in what he's saying.


8 comments:

Jordan said...

I like lamp, lamp illuminates everything, everything is lamp!

Mumon said...

Not even a mirror.

Mumon said...

Not even a mirror.

Jordan said...

And that's the rub.

Barbara O'Brien said...

I smell Zen Lite.

Jordan said...

Better than bud.

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