SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Fukanzazengi LV

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'Non-Thinking' ... the Balanced Mind ... not to be found by listening to words and descriptions (especially the words of a foolish nut who talks to fruit) ...


... Actually, the True Taste comes by tasting, one experiences Balanced Mind by experience, in Zazen and in all daily life.

You know when knowing, you see when seeing ... and, just as clearly, you can know that something is missing, imbalanced, over-thinking, when Non-Thinking is not there, lost, when you cross the fine line to imbalance, attachment, clutching, need, anger, fear, regret ... all in the chain of suffering.
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Like the training of the archaeologist's eye, our Zazen Practice lets us know where to spot the outlines, the traces, where to find treasure ... something not obvious to an untrained eye. By doing it (or, rather, by non-doing that for which nothing need be done) we find something hidden-yet-always-right-underfoot.


Sitting in balance in the mountain-still state, "Think the concrete state of not thinking." "How can the state of not thinking be thought?" "It is different from thinking." This is the secret of sitting-Zen. [NISHIJIMA]


… settle into steady, immovable sitting. Think of not thinking. Not thinking-what kind of thinking is that? Nonthinking. This is the essential art of zazen. [SZTP]

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