The Mudra of Zen

Mark Foote

 

 

 

 

Zazen

ox and herdsman vanish

Dogen said: "To study the way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self."

Simply by being where we are, we can come to forget the self. The sense of place engenders an ability to feel, and each thing we feel enters into the sense of place- even before we know it.

This being where we are with each thing, even before we know it, is shikantaza.

 

 

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