Silent illumination small excerpt

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  • will
    • Jun 2007
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    Silent illumination small excerpt

    Jundo mentioned silent illumintation the blog today. I did a google search and thought I'd post a excerpt:

    Simon Child (Western Chan Fellowship)

    Silent Illumination corresponds to a state, either you are in Silent Illumination experiencing the Principle or you are not. If you are actually in Silent Illumination you are no longer Practicing - you are in the state. What is it like to be in that state? The name gives a clue – Silence and Illumination. Even so one could fall into the trap of thinking there are two things here. Actually these are two aspects of the same state. Silence means the fussing mind (memories, fears, wants etc) is silent. It’s not that you don’t hear. You do hear the birds singing. If you tune them out you don’t have Illumination. With Silence and Illumination your mind is clear and reflecting what is there, not lost in a trance. ... ion-1.html
    Shikantaza wikipedia article:

    To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
    To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
    To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
    To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.