February 28, 2015, 7:32 pm ~ by Shodo Harada in news
There are so many lonely people in the world, especially when they get older. Zazen is that same kind of experience only in the positive sense. We become completely lonely within, cutting away everything, being only intensely with ourselves. The head is empty and the body fills with energy, which flows over, filling the whole zendo, the whole universe. That is alive zazen. All ancients have experienced this purity of mind. If we can live from this mind, we have the ability to bring light to whatever we encounter. Just a single thought coming up, and it limits our huge mind. Shonensozoku - continuous pure mind instances. It is not thanks to outer situations that our mind is huge and wide, but because we have polished our mind, we can perceive and receive all in our huge mind.