Chris said: "To know zen, the easiest method is to sit zazen."
Zazen *is* IT - *and* the following may help:
o One has a zen master as a guide, and has occasional interviews with
him/her in person.
o A significant proportion of the zazen is as a group, and preferably
in a zendo.
o One does not indulge or over-indulge in movies, TV, Internet
browsing/groups, idle talk, partying, etc., etc.
o One lives a meticulously moral/ethical life
o One avoids contentiousness
o One lives in a monogomous and reasonably compatible relationship
o One peruses and contemplates Zen buddhist scriptures and commentaries
to an appropriate extent
o One listens to teishos as often as is feasible
o One attends sesshins as often as is feasible
o One associates to some extent with other zennists
o If needs be, one resolves psychological/emotional problems with the
help of a psychotherapist/psycholgist who is also a zennist, but is not
your zen master
o One continually returns to mindfulness in the here and now
o And so on
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Chris Austin-Lane <ch...@...> wrote:
> To know zen, the easiest method is to sit zazen.