Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Some words on private retreat

Here are some more apropos words from Dogen posted in the San Francisco Zen Center's Ino's blog:
"Set aside all involvements and let the myriad things rest. Zazen is not thinking of good, not thinking of bad. It is not conscious endeavor. It is not introspection...
Zazen is not learning to do concentration. It is the dharma gate of great ease and joy. It is undivided practice-realization".
Thank you and a bow to Melanie G. of the Austin Zen Center for sending this in as a comment on my recent post about taking a sort of private retreat from writing.  It is going well..  I love this phrase - "let the myriad things rest." 

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