Yes. "According to Dogen Zenji, shikantaza i.e. resting in a state of brightly alert attention that is free of thoughts, directed to no object, and attached to no particular contentis the highest or purest form of zazen, zazen as it was practiced by all the buddhas of the past." (Wikipedia) --ED --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote: > > Anthony, > > This is why I keep digging in on this. Shikantaza can NOT be confused, daydreaming or full of lust. Single-minded sitting could not be confused or daydreaming, but it could be single-mindedly focuses on lust or any other object. Shikantaza is not sitting single-mindedly focused on an object. The mind is clear, not full of or occupied with an object. > > ...Bill!