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Mark Foote
Post title: Hearing the Sutra: the Lankavatara
(Nov 3 2013 at 01:56 PM)

The issue for me is not whether the Lankavatara was a part of the Sixth Patriarch's enlightenment experience; the issue is the nature of that experience. Here's something I found under Milton Erickson on Wikipedia the other day, and I think it goes to the heart of the matter:

"Erickson maintained that it was not possible consciously to instruct the unconscious mind, and that authoritarian suggestions were likely to be met with resistance. The unconscious mind responds to openings, opportunit

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Mark Foote
Post title: Belief is a Part of Practice
(Oct 17 2013 at 09:42 PM)

The aspect of practice I'm concerned with now is Cheng Man-ching's assertion that relaxation takes place along the spine from the tailbone to the crown of the head. If I look for three directions right where I am in space, and free right where I am in space to shift and move, sometimes right where I am stays in the lower abdomen and stretches under the pelvis and up the spine, inhaling and exhaling.

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Mark Foote
Post title: Shikantaza
(Sep 15 2013 at 11:09 PM)

Kobun Chino Otogawa had this to say about shikantaza:

"Shikan taza sounds very strong. Shikan is understood as identical to zaza. Shikan means "pure", "one", "only for it". Ta is a very strong word. It shows moving activity. When you hit, that movement is called ta, so "strike" is ta. Za is the same as in the word zazen, sitting. To express the whole character, shikan taza is actually quite enough, but not enough until you experience it. Shikan taza is sitting for itself. You may say pure sit

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