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Harada Roshi


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You explained in your talk in Hamburg the difference between samadhi and the state of original clear mind in the way that samadhi stops if the samadhi inducing practice is stopped but the experience of original clear mind never stops. Do you have special recommendations for falling asleep in the night and waking up in the morning?


If there were any recommendations, that would be strange. It depends on everyone´s daily life style. If you are a person of training and are devoting your life to the Dharma, then it would be strange to receive recommendations. In a Zen monastery it is the custom to read sutras every morning and at night as well. If this can be said to be the straight path of practice, then it would be good to read sutras alone at home, in the morning and at night. And from there the state of mind of samadhi opens up. 


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