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Zen Is................................?

Zen is.........on the tip of my tongue (and tends to reside in the empty space between word & thought)

Zen is....................?

Vimalajāti

Comments

  • howhow Veteran Veteran

    32 dots followed by a question mark.

    lobsterShoshin1
  • Lots of meditation. Soto as just sitting and Rinzai as sitting and then figuring out the response to the koan. Also it's at the back of the dictionary.

    Shoshin1TheEccentric
  • Tee Hee

    Zyzzyva is the last word in my dictionary (its a weevil) ... oh wait you mean past the back cover even. There is nothing there ... not even a dot or words.

    Wait ... I think I hear bells ... oops ... nothing

    Shoshin1how
  • @lobster said:

    Wait ... I think I hear bells ... oops ... nothing

    You're a right ding dong at times @lobster ;)

    BunkslobsterKerome
  • @Jeffrey said:
    Lots of meditation.

    <3

    I knew it!
    https://www.dailyzen.com/journal/shikantaza

  • KeromeKerome Lovingness is the way The Continent Veteran

    What meditation? Zen is just sitting. Or is it a half moon to point at?

    Shoshin1
  • ................................ mysterious

      ................................  intriguing
    
    Shoshin1
  • @Kerome said:
    What meditation? Zen is just sitting. Or is it a half moon to point at?

    🙏🏿

    Shoshin1
  • Zen is what it is and as always been ...Words might give it a passing glimpse, but can never truly capture it..

    A Passing Glimpse

    I often see flowers from a passing car
    That are gone before I can tell what they are.

    I want to get out of the train and go back
    To see what they were beside the track.

    I name all the flowers I am sure they weren't;
    Not fireweed loving where woods have burnt

    Not bluebells gracing a tunnel mouth
    Not lupine living on sand and drouth.

    Was something brushed across my mind
    That no one on earth will ever find?

    Heaven gives it glimpses only to those
    Not in position to look too close.

    ~Robert Frost~

    lobster
  • ajhayesajhayes Konchok Dondrup Zopa Northern Michigan Veteran
    edited January 14

    @Kerome said:
    What meditation? Zen is just sitting. Or is it a half moon to point at?

    Do you look at the moon or the finger? Is the moon or the finger even there?

    Maybe Zen just is. Maybe Zen just isn't.

    Shoshin1
  • VimalajātiVimalajāti Whitby, Ontario Veteran

    @Shoshin1 said:
    Zen is....................?

    Correct.

    Shoshin1Fosdick
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