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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WHAT IS ZAZEN - WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE
vertical line Posted on Nov.11.2013 @ 01:46AM EDT by leoj99
What is Zazen.. what is its purpose....
I noticed that in Zen Forums they have been sitting zazen for years.. maybe even 30 years.. But it seems they are missing the purpose of zazen. They say it is a method to be aware... aware of what.. They say it is Zen practice...Whatever zazen is but I noticed that most people are missing the purpose of Zazen...

So what is it...LOL

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Reply from justin
Nov.11.2013
01:56AM EDT 
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vertical line Zazen is just breathe in breathe out...LOL
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Reply from so_teh
Nov.11.2013
02:38AM EDT 
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vertical line My friend Leo, you are Zazen. You are, in every way, Zazen. You and Zazen are one whole, united, harmonized, and enlightened. Zazen is beautifully interwoven in your very own DNA. Utterly manifest, completely true, wonderfully real. Zazen flows like the bloodstream, zazen awakens like the sunshine, zazen speaks like the mother, zazen is silent like a sleeping child, zazen is home. It is only You.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2013
05:22AM EDT 
vertical line So what is it...? ...LOL
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Reply from Woodsman
Nov.11.2013
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Nov.11.2013
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Reply from football
Nov.11.2013
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Reply from football
Nov.11.2013
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Our body is the Bodhi Tree,
And our mind is a bright mirror.
At all times diligently wipe them,
So that they will be free from dust.

I think this is Zazen.

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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2013
02:41PM EDT 
vertical line Some says just sitting... sitting for what for 30 years and wait getting old...LOL
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.11.2013
02:42PM EDT 
vertical line No wonder they easily get upset and annoyed...LOL
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Reply from so_teh
Nov.12.2013
02:33AM EDT 
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vertical line Zazen teaches dignity on the cushion and integrity off the cushion.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.12.2013
03:59AM EDT 
vertical line Hehe.. it has nothing to do with dignity and integrity...LOL
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Reply from Avisitor
Nov.12.2013
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vertical line Quote: "Zazen teaches dignity on the cushion and integrity off the cushion."
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Zazen teaches dignity on the cushion and Zen teaches integrity off the cushion.
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Nov.12.2013
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Reply from so_teh
Nov.26.2013
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vertical line Zazen is something your body asks for like taking food or drink, or getting some sleep. Unlike meditation where you're exerting your will to achieve a certain result whatsoever that might be.
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