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Mark Foote
Post title: What is this Zen-Stuff for? (from the comments on "Hardcore Zen")
(Mar 13 2012 at 06:04 PM)

Andy said...

Hey guys,

I stumbled over this blog and have one simple question.

What is this Zen-Stuff for?

Mark said...

@Andy- "what is this Zen-stuff for?", it's for those moments when you have nothing to do.

How are you at doing nothing?

If you find yourself doing nothing, then you know what Zen is about.

My opinion.

Andy said...

@Mark Foote: Well actually I spend quite a lot of time hanging around doing nothin. So if that's Zen I know it quite well!


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Mark Foote
Post title: 'My Connection to Everything Around Me'
(Mar 5 2012 at 07:46 PM)

"so after a week of your Waking Up and Falling Asleep, I am pleased to say it works for me EVERYTIME without fail. Nights of insomnia, tossing and turning, hopefully are behind me. This has made me much more productive during the wakeful hours.

These are quite significant results Mark, I would urge you to get others to try out your practice and report back.

frankly speaking, the waking up part I don't have much of an issue with. however i did try the waking up portion of your practice and

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Mark Foote
Post title: "Could you explain a bit more", from Tao Bums
(Mar 3 2012 at 08:07 PM)

My friend Apech writes: "I'm interested in your technique ... waking up and falling asleep but I am a bit unsure exactly what to do. Could you explain a bit more."

I think humbleone quoted the most relevant part of "Waking Up and Falling Asleep":

"In my experience, the practice is the same, whether I am waking up or falling asleep: when I realize my physical sense of location in space, and realize it as it occurs from one moment to the next, then I wake up or fall asleep as appropriate."

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