Bodhidarma´s Zazen

Bodhidarma by Hakuin Zenshi

Bodhidharma described the practice of zazen as follows: “Outwardly cease all attachments; inwardly grasp not with the mind. When your mind is like a wall you will enter the Way.” In other words, let go of all concerns with outside distractions and stop troubling yourself with inner worries that do nothing but generate one agitated thought after another. Turn the mind’s eye inward, integrate inside and outside, unify body and spirit, and in this state nourish the inner energy that is the “merit of the Buddha.” This cultivation is not simply mental, but rather a feet-on-the-ground, all-inclusive accumulation of this vital inner force.

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