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As a child I started to wonder what life really is. I would sit quietly in the garden becoming aware of sounds sights touch as they presented themselves observing without words but with a open and wondering or questioning attitude. Is this shikantaza or more like practice with a natural koan?
February 26, 2013, 6:33 amThis is called the samadhi of introspection. If you practice this over and over again, you purify your mind. You forget your body, extraneous thought disappear. It is a truly deep and pure experience. Yet whether this experience actually reached down to the root of one´s awareness, that needs to be checked by a teacher. If you have actually touched the source of your being, then all gathered information and knowledge are no obstacle, you can perceive all intuitively.