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When sitting deeply peacefully in sesshin one can feel the imperative of being gentle to oneself and others, to animals, doors, our own bowls. At this time it does not feel correct to go to sanzen just to bark out a shout to show my power. Is this wrong?
March 7, 2014, 3:02 pm
That is a good state of mind, to feel peaceful whatever you see though is created through your thoughts. That is why it feels to you as if MU enters your thoughts. That is not cutting the roots of life. We need to cut this root in order to break through the wall of our ego. There is still dualism left. Like, dislike, gain, loss, good, bad - those dualistic views can not liberate you. Please look carefully at this.