Sitting again in the busy streets of downtown Tokyo ... the noise and hussle, traffic and distractions ...
... But are there "distractions" if all resistance to the distractions is dropped from mind?
Then everything is just there, as it is ... no problem!
cars and crowds are then just passing by, no more intrusive than the
smoke from a stick of incense or the flickering light of an altar
Many Buddhist Masters, Master Dogen among them, advise us to sit in a "quiet room". That is how I usually sit too.
Yet, is not the true "quiet room
" to be found when the mind is roomy and quiet?
Thus, it is good from time to time to take our sitting "on the road", to busy and noisy places ...
... like the streets of the Big City.
(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)