By Tai Sheridan Ph.D.
A One Hour brief & candy Zen Retreat encourages you to take pleasure in quiet, assemble your wits approximately you, appreciate nature, nourish your self, concentration your recognition, love the realm you inhabit, make clear your non secular intentions, and deepen your reference to the entire of you. it's a uncomplicated one hour perform that calls for no specified trust, education, or specific spiritual association. the easy act of being intimate together with your international in a quiet means cannot in simple terms refresh your physique, spirit and brain, it will possibly bring about deep knowledge, loving kindness, peace, and gentle intimacy.
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But even though you cannot take the right posture, when you arouse your real, wayseeking mind, you can practice Zen in its true sense. Actually it is easier for those who have difficulties in sitting to arouse the true way-seeking mind than for those who can sit easily. When we reflect on what are doing in our everyday life, we are always ashamed of ourselves. One of my students wrote to me saying "You sent me a calendar, and I am trying to follow the good mottoes which appear on each page. " Shoshaku jushaku means "to succeed wrong with wrong or one continuous mistake.
That means he is trying to be free from the suffering of duality. " Because of the truth of emptiness he wants to have the actual realization of it in his life. If he practices in this way believing and making an effort it will help him of course but it is not perfect practice. Knowing that your life is short to enjoy it day after day , , , , , , , , , , moment after moment is the life of "form is form and , emptiness is emptiness. 42, " When Buddha comes RIGHT PRACTICE , you will welcome him; when the devil comes , you will welcome him.
A sage is a sage. Metaphysical explanations of human nature are not the point. is, RIGHT ATTITUDE So the kind of practice we stress thus cannot become too idealistic. If an artist becomes too idealistic he will commit , suicide because between his ideal and his actual ability there is a great gap. Because there is no bridge long enough to go across the gap, he will begin to despair. That is the usual spiritual way. But our spiritual way is not so idealistic. , In some sense we should be idealistic; at least we should be interested in making bread which tastes and looks good!