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Sit-a-Long with Jundo: Zazen for Beginners (We’re All Beginners) VII

posted by Jundo Cohen
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Today, some more to do in our “How To” Zazen …

Life is a million things to do. These days, all of us are juggling so much …

Is Buddhism a teaching of passivity? Must it mean withdrawal from the world?

Not at all!


“Just Sitting” Shikantaza is stillness … whether sitting or when moving.

We never leave our True Home … though there are places we must go.

Whether ‘stopping to smell the roses’ or working hard in the office or factory … it is all quiet (we learn to be at rest while not).


We drop all likes and dislikes … while simultaneously choosing what we like.


The world is embraced ‘just-as-it-is’ … then we change what we can.


Dogen taught True Goallessness … but was a man of many goals.

Like two sides of a single coin …

For there is nothing to achieve … amid a million things to accomplish.


 


(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)



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