ED, In domestic arts (washing dishes/taking out the garbage) shikantaza is my favoite...Bill!
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "gunnar19632000" <gunnar19632...@...> wrote: > > > > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter001@> 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 > Mel > ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/