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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: EYES FULLY OPEN
vertical line Posted on Oct.09.2007 @ 12:22AM EDT by oliveplume

When Dogen Zenji spoke of open eye meditation, did he actually mean the eyes were fully open or was he referring to the eyes being half-open/half-closed?


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Reply from boopoom
Oct.09.2007
12:35AM EDT 
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: )   if posture and gesture can make enlightment..... you will see smily face on everyone on earth....

love, boopoom

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Reply from ______
Oct.09.2007
08:56AM EDT 
vertical line I don't get that either. From what I read, Dogen equates sitting with enlightenment - probably something to do with knowing when you're snoozing and when you're not - but it isn't that simple. as anyone who can see through the eyelids will testify, and it sure beats open eye surgery.
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Reply from Lynnoh
Oct.09.2007
12:02PM EDT 
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vertical line (snicker) :)
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Reply from -----0
Oct.09.2007
04:14PM EDT 
vertical line Keep your eyes open naturally. You need neither open your eyes too wide, nor half close your eyes.
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Oct.09.2007
05:45PM EDT 
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vertical line To see all things for the first time. With the eyes of compassion. So you can be awaken with all you see.
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Oct.10.2007
08:52AM EDT 
vertical line Oh ok but the thing is, I close my eyes and I can party and I can sleep; I close my eyes and I can see; and I see through my eyelids when I need to.
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Reply from Lynnoh
Oct.10.2007
11:33AM EDT 
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Oct.10.2007
05:28PM EDT 
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vertical line So, You can be one with your self & life. To see all what the world has for you to see & enjoy. with eyes fully open.
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