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  • delphizealot
    Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 78

    What's the point?

    I was thinking again in the shower this morning: why do I sit facing the wall, not getting anything done? The answer that came to mind: I just do. How strange to be sitting, for no discernible reason and not accomplishing anything at all. This is truly pointless! Still, if just sitting, might as well just sit. Zazen is just recognizing the reality of whatever is actually happening. No, scratch that: zazen is just reality. Now drop that too.

    -Dan
    Sat (pointlessly) today

    PS: I remembered to use soap.
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39078

    #2
    A shower to cleanse body-and-mind.

    Gassho, J

    Sat Today
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • Byokan
      Treeleaf Unsui
      • Apr 2014
      • 4269

      #3
      You and Perry Farrell.

      Standing
      In the shower
      Thinkin....

      Hope the water's not too !!#$%! hot

      (disclaimer: old-person reference)


      Gassho
      Lisa
      sat (and also showered) today
      展道 渺寛 Tendō Byōkan
      Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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      • Rich
        Member
        • Apr 2009
        • 2587

        #4
        When I had a wood stove it took me awhile to figure out how to keep the fire going all night. Just the right damper setting and amount of wood. In the morning if there were just a few hot coals everything would be fine. The point of living is to keep living. Sitting helps with seeing the essentials.

        Sat today

        Kind regards. /\
        _/_
        Rich
        MUHYO
        無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

        https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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        • Daitetsu
          Member
          • Oct 2012
          • 1145

          #5
          Originally posted by Rich
          The point of living is to keep living. Sitting helps with seeing the essentials.
          Lovely, Rich - thank you!

          Gassho,

          Daitetsu

          #sat2day
          no thing needs to be added

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          • RichardH
            Member
            • Nov 2011
            • 2800

            #6
            There is no point, just sitting sitting, but it also disperses the "me and my situation" story before it takes (further) hold. Without sitting after a few days it's lights!' camera! , melodrama!. Maybe it's that with sitting too...actually, but at least it is somewhat transparent. Sitting is no story, no story is free and open and not life on a track, it is life in/as open country.

            Gassho
            Daizan

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            • delphizealot
              Member
              • Oct 2014
              • 78

              #7
              Thank you Rich, I enjoyed that image.

              Today was an odd flare up for me after zazen, with a strange bliss and pervasive 'rightness'. It wasn't real, though; the dead giveaway was how difficult it was to concentrate all morning. Ah well, more fuel for the fire.

              -Dan
              (and )

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