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misecmisc1 · I am a Hindu · Veteran

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  • If meditation is done with the goal of liberation, then how does awareness meditation (just aware of sound, form etc as Mingyur Rinpoche teaches) or zazen (Dogen's shikantaza) help achieve or realize it? Any ideas please. Thanks.
  • @person said: @misecmisc1 said: Well, after my last job ended in Nov last year, after that I did a 10-day vipassna Goenka retreat and in the last 2 months, my sitting had been on and off, but not daily, sometimes in morning and some…
  • Off the topic of this thread, I wish all of you a very happy Holi.
  • @Jeffrey said: Are you doing regular (consistent) meditation? Well, after my last job ended in Nov last year, after that I did a 10-day vipassna Goenka retreat and in the last 2 months, my sitting had been on and off, but not daily, somet…
  • @Kundo said: Seriously? Yes. Also how can a lay person living a family life become free from grasping? And can a lay person live a family life after becoming free from grasping?
  • Today while I was watching youtube videos, then in suggestions, a link came for below video, which I then watched and I found the below video insightful, so sharing the below youtube video with you all:
    in Zazen Comment by misecmisc1 March 17
  • So is there something to attain by doing practice? Or in other words, is there something to become after doing practice?
  • In the teachings of Mazu, the above 2 words are mentioned. Does anybody know of any text, which tells about what practices were done by some Chan masters before their enlightenment - specifically those Chan masters whose awakening happened during a …
  • So it comes down to first breath observation and second developing some concentration with breath observation and then third doing - just sitting and doing nothing? But if this was the case, then why did Dogen did not highlighted these steps of brea…
    in Zazen Comment by misecmisc1 March 5
  • @Kerome said: Well you are in India so you have burning ghats and public cremations, you can spend time there to truly get acquainted with the impermanence of the body. I remember when I was on holiday in India I had a little apartment whi…
  • @Shoshin said: Here's a riddle of sorts for you @misecmisc1 "There was a young Indian man who said 'Though it seems I know that I know...But what I would like to see is the "I" that knows me when I know that I know that I know !" …
  • A Zen teacher said: the conditioned life is the functioning display of unconditioned. The unconditioned is the essential nature of the conditioned life.
  • Hi All, I watched 2 you tube videos on the teachings of Vedanta and found them insightful, so thought of sharing with you all : Thanks. To me, Vedanta seems very similar to Zen. To me, what is referred to as Turiya or the fourth state…
  • @Jeffrey said: For you I might work on understanding your own experience of meditation and explaining it to others rather than trying different instructions. Just pick any instruction and try to understand your own experience and explain it to o…
  • @federica said: Here you go, @misecmisc1 , "knock yourself out" as they say... Hands & Arms Position The position of the hands during Zazen is the same for the full lotus, half lotus, seiza and chair positions. This hand posi…
  • @misecmisc1 said: Thanks. But I am more into Zen specially Dogen's Zen.I was talking about what is done in zazen, which is just sitting meditation. I try to sit in zazen, but with only one difference from Fukanzazengi's instructions, which is rel…
  • But what I feel is poems like above ^^ or instructions like above ^^ do not lead anywhere - saying things like there is nothing to do - so then should effort be put at spiritual practice like meditation or not? If we put effort in meditation, then t…
  • @Jeffrey: Thanks for the above insightful poem. When I read poems like these, somehow something inside me feels nice. Some of such poems include Hsin Hsin Ming and there is a poem by Nio Tau Fajung (hope I am spelling the name correctly) namely Song…
  • @lobster said: Shikantaza earlier ... http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/21844/shikantaza-easier-said-than-done/p1 Thanks @lobster for the above informative thread URL link.
  • @Kerome said: @misecmisc1 said: Want the final goal of spiritual path. Different people look for different things. Some want ultimate truth, others want bliss. If you just want good karma, then why not look for a job w…
  • @Lee82 said: Interesting that you appear to want to help others for your own advancement, that is perhaps worth reflecting on. Well, my motive behind trying to help others is also selfish because the idea is to create good karma for me.
  • @Jeffrey said: What are you hoping to have as a result of the spiritual path? Want the final goal of spiritual path.
  • @Vimalajāti said: @misecmisc1 said: Hi All, In just sitting meditation, what is it that we are trying to do? Means do we need to observe what is going on within our body, or, do we need to observe what is going on in external s…
  • Thanks. But I am more into Zen specially Dogen's Zen.I was talking about what is done in zazen, which is just sitting meditation. I try to sit in zazen, but with only one difference from Fukanzazengi's instructions, which is related to hand mudra. I…
  • Hi All, In just sitting meditation, what is it that we are trying to do? Means do we need to observe what is going on within our body, or, do we need to observe what is going on in external surroundings? What is it that we are trying to achieve by …