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

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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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