--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter...@...> wrote:

> Hello Mel,
Hello ED
> In the martial arts (and in sports), which type of meditation is more
> common
> (1)  Awareness meditation (vipassana or shikantaza or something else)

My understanding of 'shikantaza' is just plain zazen. I just sit on a chair, 
keep spine straight, eyes half-closed, and breath normally...and let the 
'clouds' of thought just pass by. Just breath, nothing else

I don't know the other term

Everything empty. In a bar-room I was in, the drunken fellow moved and I moved 
with him. We ended up on the ground and I ended up on top. He was shouting and 
abusing..doing a lot of talking. But, I couldn't really hear, or understand. 
But, I could hear noise and see movement. Move in harmony with opponent, not 
against him the way Sumo bouts begin. Open eyes, open ears. I survived. Pride 
wasn't important. Just breath
> (2) Concentration meditation (samatha or somethhing else) ?

For my own personal purposes, I don't concentrate on anything...unless you call 
breathing as concentration on breathing itself...which I think complicates 
things more than needed to be 

For my own purposes, I don't really make use of the old and ancient terms. 
Modern English seems far easier for me, but that's just me

in peace


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