Thus we find the clarity and stillness that shiines behind and sweeps right through views and opinions, analysis and ponderings, films, art, philosophy, politics.
When Priest Yaoshan was sitting in meditation, a monk asked,
"What do you think about, sitting in steadfast composure?"
Yaoshan said, "I think not thinking."
The monk said, "How do you think not thinking?"
Yaoshan said, "Non-thinking."
We tend not to both with such questions here, except to say that there is a time to experience with contemplation perhaps ... a time to experience without contemplation ... a time to experience contemplation non-contemplation as one.
Is such contemplation denying the true nature of something - is such contemplation creating a concept to which the ego gets a grip of, thus not allowing one to experience the true nature of something, or is such contemplation another form of experience?