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    The two steps of Shikantaza

    Step 1: Sit.

    Step 2: There is no step two.

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    Re: The two steps of Shikantaza

    Love it. Thank you

    Gassho

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    Re: The two steps of Shikantaza

    One could argue there is no step.

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    Re: The two steps of Shikantaza

    Quote Originally Posted by kirkmc
    Step 1: Sit.

    Step 2: There is no step two.
    Yeah, but what's next?


    gassho
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    The two steps of Shikantaza


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    Re: The two steps of Shikantaza

    Quote Originally Posted by ghop
    Quote Originally Posted by kirkmc
    Step 1: Sit.

    Step 2: There is no step two.
    Yeah, but what's next?


    gassho
    greg
    Step 3: Repeat step 1!

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    Re: The two steps of Shikantaza

    Step 1: Sit.
    Step 2: Live.

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    Re: The two steps of Shikantaza

    Quote Originally Posted by Omoi Otoshi
    Step 1: Sit.
    Step 2: Live.
    But this implies that we're not living when we sit...or bringing our sitting into our life...or...or...or...oh I'll never understand this zen business 8)

    Step 1: Disappear

    Step 2. Reappear

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    The two steps of Shikantaza

    Yes, you are right!

    But sitting and then nothing else sounds like a wasted life, being like a bump on a log, even when the sitting is sat as complete, as whole.

    When walking on the path, taking step 1 with the left foot and step 2 with the right foot, the feet are meeting with every step, right? Woven into one fluid motion, into a wholeness of walking, with no thought of separation between left and right foot. Sitting as if life is complete and nothing is lacking. Living as if sitting, life complete and nothing lacking. Body-mind-sitting-living. Living-sitting-body-mind.

    /Pontus

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    Re: The two steps of Shikantaza

    Y'all could have been sitting this whole time. :twisted:

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    Jen

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    The two steps of Shikantaza

    Quote Originally Posted by Nenka
    Y'all could have been sitting this whole time. :twisted:

    Gassho

    Jen
    Yes, but why? :twisted:


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    /Pontus

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    Re: The two steps of Shikantaza

    Quote Originally Posted by Nenka
    Y'all could have been sitting this whole time. :twisted:

    Gassho

    Jen
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    Re: The two steps of Shikantaza

    Step 1: Sit.

    Step 2: There is no step two.
    Wrong.

    Let's say

    Step 1: breathe

    Step 2: ...

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    Re: The two steps of Shikantaza

    Quote Originally Posted by Nenka
    Y'all could have been sitting this whole time. :twisted:

    Gassho

    Jen
    :lol:

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