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Is our spiritual experience limited only to us or can we provide it to other people?

We live our whole life as if we are always running around, our mind is constantly in a state of stimulation and we are never completely relaxed and open. Therefore the smallest events can excite us and we become exhausted from over-activity. When one sits down right there, at this place, and digs in deep then all the running around can fall away. For the first time we can experience how the consciousness itself digs deeper into the consciousness. Slowly we dig more and more, directly under our feet, in such a way as if were to bump into the center of the earth ourselves and yet all too many stop right in the middle and never reach the center. 

If we continue to dig on, further and further, then we will hit the root of the consciousness. It is here that one finds the source of harmony, the spring of peace, and with this realization we can clearly see every step of our life and make clear decisions. 

If one has experienced this for themselves then they can share this deep spring of water with those others who thirstily run around without direction. Practicing Zazen is not only for our own happiness but is also for all people to directly experience this joy. 


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