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I have been practicing Zen and sitting meditation for about one year now. After some effort I can sit comfortably in a half lotus position for an hour or so. I am getting better at recognizing when my thoughts arise and then quickly letting them go to the point where my mind feels empty of thoughts for short periods. My question is about what specific methods or practices I should use to facilitate moving into deeper states of samadhi?


When you let go of your thoughts, where are you then? When you sit zazen, where are you? When you work, where is that you? When you eat, where are you? Keep this question constantly in sight. Who sees? Who hears? Who speaks? Can you reach there ?


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