The mind is not separated from the body. One of the practical meaning of
sitting down is to put together mind and body. The awareness of the in and out
breathing acts as our anchor, our guard, our guide, our teacher, our
friend...When a sensation, thought or whatever arises it's very easy to see
through the breath the impact that does has over the body. A person who
observe the mind separated from the body is not doing the practice of zen
To some of us undisciplined practicioners. with terrible habbit energies that
pull us continuosly away from the buddha nature and finding in this way
extremely hard the sitting down alone, we are the best to say that when we
manage the discipline of that sitting down. Taming in the process all that
negative energies, etc...there is after a while holding there a natural arising
of compasion, a natural very kind, caring, loving heart. If the practice of
sitting down doesn't bring the universal heart, syncronitation with all life,
the universe..., I would say that the sitting down wasn't a real zen sitting
Thanks for bell posting.
--- On Fri, 8/10/10, Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@gmail.com> wrote:
From: Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@gmail.com>
Subject: [Zen] What Mind
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, zenliv...@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, 8 October, 2010, 17:35
Good morning to ALL,
Yesterday's class, we talked about what mind to observe.
Our Teacher taught us, detach from all the forms, sync with Buddha's
heart. But what do we do, how do we begin?
We begin by constantly observing our mind at every moment. Is it
active? differentiating? blaming? criticizing? looking for reasons?
finding answers? confused? worried? etc.
If yes, then we are lost in forms.
If our mind is deep into any of the above states, then we are unaware
how our body feels, unaware the needs of others, disconnected from the
wisdom of the universe, disrupted the flow of the universal life force,
shut the door for our heart to shine. In this state, our body, heart and
spirit are no longer one.
In this state, we are living with our mind, which is filled with
incomplete knowledge and interpretive experience.
And this mind darkened the power of our heart. Hindered our power to
harmonize, fulfill and satisfied.
A liberated life is based on having a harmonious heart first, then using
the mind only as a tool to execute. And not the other way around.
We can make our world more harmonious.
Sit down please.
Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can