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Not sure I understand your question,
but Practise is either effortless or requires effort.
If it is it isn't true practise but more a "personality project"And does the practice addictive?
I don't understand what you don't understand.
which one is more simple than the other, the Zen practice or (understanding) zen itself?
And does the practice addictive?
i couldn't understand.could you elaborate?If it is it isn't true practise but more a "personality project"
btw: thanks clyde for the change of the new username
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Zen practice may very suddenly open up a new kind of health and mentality (if any). It may last for a bit. One's teacher can advise how to proceed after it does not last, and may advise about how to return to the healthy body and mentality. See how it goes, along with the rest of us. Lots of variables make for many scenarios. But, given good conditions and causes, it's good to expect good outcomes. By "good", I mean, not unnatural.
If there is no mind for practise, how could it be addictive?
The body-mind is merely a tool in the service of love, truth and beauty
on the other hand if one is identified with a psychosomatic form then the practise is from a personality project
"I am this and practising that" which are but the stirrings of a man tired of sleeping, not the causes of awakening.
All I need is to return to the practice mode.
here i used the word addictive, cause i believe true practice gives pleasure to the one.
cause I can feel that...
we can argue on this