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With Zen Buddhism to the Epiphany

08-18-2011 08:05 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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Secret Meditation

Secret Meditation

Meditation in Zen Buddhism will not climax in discovery of internal areas or conditions of a mind separated from the outside world. Zen is about man’s unison with reality. The habit of projecting oneself into the future, wanting to achieve something for a state yet to be, to fight, is set aside in Zen Buddhism. Instead, it is all about the mindful handling of all which is present and real right now.

Traditional Zen practices result in complete clearance of one’s self and transition into presence, uniting all seemingly contradictory single aspects to one. The borders between one’s self and the outside as well as all contrasts dissolve. Zazen (sitting meditation) or Kinhin (walking meditation) are complemented by reading, reciting, or Samu. Samu describes all mindful handlings. The most quotidian tasks are fine for meditation. Whether it be the conception and care of a garden, tasks in the kitchen, or any other seemingly subsidiary obligation – everything can be carried out with a careful mind and meditative dedication to the present.

Zen is never theoretical, it is an active form of meditation: considering the self from a neutral point of view, attention is meant to be taught attentiveness for reality. The goal of Zen is to put aside one’s own ego. Thus, consideration of life and the world will change drastically. The result will, in the best case, be full dedication and abiding by the divine moment: the world and I, we are a unit – there is only ONE form of consciousness!

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