> Very clearly, simply and didactically explicated Exactly how I feel, can't put it any better.
Thank you. siska -----Original Message----- From: "ED" <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> Sender: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:28:37 To: <Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com> Reply-To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [Zen] Zen, Self, I, Me and Mine Bill, Thank you. Very clearly, simply and didactically explicated. --ED --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote: > > Siska, > > This is what all zen teaching is about - getting to that state of 'no mind'. Japanese Zen Buddhism has terms for this state. The first 'glimpse' of 'no mind' or 'no self' or 'Buddha Mind' is called 'kensho'. It comes unexpectedly and lasts only a brief time. This may be the experiences you described in your post below. > > As you continue zen practice you may experience some very intense versions of this called 'satori'. After kensho and satori your continued zen practice will deepen and lengthen this state, and eventually integrate it into your everyday life (or perhaps its more accurate to say you will integrate your everyday life into Buddha Mind. Eventually you can even re-integrate intellectualizations in Buddha Mind. > > How do you do this?, you asked. As I said above, this is what zen teaching is about. The direct answer to your question is zazen. More indirect methods are koan study, chanting, bowing, washing dishes, mowing the lawn...anything done with your full attention and focus can be your zen practice and can lead to this state. > > ...Bill!