Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - The Virtue of Meditation

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On Today's "Top Ten" Countdown of the  "Pure Virtues of the Bodhisattva" ...

... we come to No. 5 ...  Meditation .. Dhyana ...

(not to be confused with the 50's song 'Diana' ...

 Hold me, darling, ho-ho hold me tight
Squeeze me baby with-a all your might

Oh, please stay by me, Diana
Oh, please, Diana
Oh, please, Diana
Oh, please, Diana

Anyway, we spoke about this just a few days ago, in looking at Master Dogen's 'Bendowa" ... how 'Zazen' may thus appear to be well down the list ... just one of many Buddhist practices ...

... but is better seen as the very center of all ... Zazen as the heart & foundation of the Bodhisattva Virtues. 

Zazen is the spindle which makes the whole record spin, baby!
(for those old folks who remember 'records')

And if you think too that Zazen's just some narrow form of 'meditation' ... a little tool, bit of a mind trip, some one hit wonder ...

... change that tune!

Like that song says ...

You and I will be as free
As the birds up in the trees
... Dhyana

(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)

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