Best Shikantaza Ever

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Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

Post by desert_woodworker » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:51 pm

Best is when methods disappear, and cannot be grasped. --Joe

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Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

Post by Spike » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:04 pm

loves' the unjust wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:24 pm
The best thing i love about myself is when i speak i speak as if i know :D
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Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

Post by [james] » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:48 pm

Spike? ... ???

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Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

Post by fuki » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:17 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Best is when methods disappear, and cannot be grasped. --Joe
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Re: Best Shikantaza Ever

Post by bukowski » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:19 pm

I love the idea that shikantaza is an expression of faith, specifically in the Buddhas enlightenment and in our own Buddha nature.

I had never considered this before, but I think it is very much my own experience, every time I sit.

I tried to explain why I sit to my young son a while ago? It was really tough to put it across simply to him. It made me think about why I actually do sit!

I think faith is the perfect explanation. Faith In the Buddhas teachings. Faith in enlightenment. Faith that I will experience the very rare moments when I have experienced my own Buddha nature, albeit fleetingly.

As George Michael said, you gotta have faith!

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