In Fukan Zazengi, Eihei Dogen has a beautiful way to express the action of just sitting: shinjin datsuraku: to cast off body and mind, Body and mind spontaneously drop off. Think about a leaf falling off a tree, a fruit off a branch, think about rain, think about the graceful hand of a child finding yours, think about the perfect and easy wee too.Originally, the true face is with us, the true face is us. Prior to education, emotional trauma, before the wounds and false beliefs ( I am this, I am that, and they are... ). When the identification process ceases, when one drops the idea of this and that, the dual picture of body and mind, the I returns to the source. The mountain sitting and walking and lying and snoring is perfectly as-it-is, complete without having to add and extra: have a look at meeeeee! Let us experience the peak and let go of peak experiences!
A poem of the wild Li Po, a wandering poet as ungraspable as mists, as fleeting as this moment. What is it about? Well, let us read it and sit it. Let us answer without opening our mouth.
Zazen on Ching-t'ing Mountain
The birds have vanished from the sky
Now the last cloud drains away
We sit together
The mountain and me
until only the mountain remains