Thanks for explaining wu-wei so eloquently, Bill. Gassho, Blossom~---
 In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Smart" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> On Sunday, May 07, 2006 MTPATHY wrote:
> 
> >i don't know what wu wei is
> 
> Wu-wei is a Chinese term for a concept central to Taoism.  It is 
usually
> translated as 'doing by non-doing', or 'acting by non-action'.
> Understanding this concept is not important in zen practice.
> 
> >i have simply been studying the
> >act of sitting in zazen,sitting while attempting to be in 
> >attention.
> >ive practiced placing breath and thought into the same path so 
> >both don't exist without the other.
> >as if both were following each other on a pairalel line.
> >ive practiced following breath,like moving deeper ito a cave,or
> >using breath to keep a leaf afloat on a breeze.
> >and ive practiced the act of neither, a gradual progression to 
sitting
> >without focus on breath,or focus on thought.
> >in the last act,i can sit for a time but my mind will realise that
> >im sitting without either and will flash into either focus on 
breath
> >but most likely flashes into the focus of mind.
> >in this state i get a sense of "being in my head",or "sitting 
still
> >and watching from afar,and yet participating within".
> >so far this is all ive studied in zen.
>  
> What you describe above is central to zen and is really all you 
have to do
> to effectively practice zen.
> 
> At the point you describe as 'the last act', you might try asking 
yourself
> 'What is it that is realizing, or what is this that is watching?'.
> 
> Gassho...Bill!
>







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