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Residence Buddhism Is Such a State of Vacancy a Good Factor? By Kusan Sunim.

Spring blossom.Now, why is it needed to empty the thoughts on this method? As a result of if you’re held again by even a single thought, the eighty-four thousand defile­ments will nonetheless come up. There­fore, Taego Pou stated, ‘One doesn’t do something.’ Since what’s previous is gone, ideas of it are forgotten. And any thought of what’s but to come back doesn’t happen. When all ideas of previous and future have been lower off, there will even be no considered the current.

However is such a state of vacancy a superb factor? It generally occurs {that a} prac­titioner who has been medi­tating on a hua-t’ou for some time turns into dazed. His maintain on the hua-t’ou turns into weak and uninteresting; all pondering stops and he finds himself in a quiet and vacant state. He sits very nonetheless and his physique feels extraordinarily relaxed. Even when he sits all day, he is not going to pay attention to any ache in his legs; and at evening he is not going to pay attention to sleep. Sometimes the physique is totally forgotten and there’s no consciousness of both the existence or nonexistence of the world. Such an individual simply sits in utter quiescence. In fact, one may suppose that such vacancy is excellent. However in truth it’s a mistake to suppose that one is really practising, ought to one slip into this empty and vacant state.

From: The Phantasm of Attainment, by Kusan Sunim. Click on to learn.

Classes: Buddhism, Buddhist Insights, Buddhist meditation, Chan / Seon / Zen, Kusan Sunim, Mahayana, Martine Batchelor

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