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Old 07-21-2011, 01:28 PM   #71
Chris Evans
Location: Berkeley, CA.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 169
Re: Zazen necessary for training

zazen, sitting zen (being mindfully aware while sitting), is not worshiping nor praying. zazen, samadhi, or shikantaza is direct experience, has nothing to do with being devotional. matter of fact, being devotional can evoke a lot of delusions.

zazen is unnecessary to be a fighter, might even detract from physical, weapons, or group-tactics training.

zazen improves awareness and instinctive-wisdom thus a handy practice to be a more enlightened warrior. not the only way, but a way. my way.

in balancing all that i am grateful in life, i'd like to do more zazen, karate, jiu-jitsu, and surfing. so, I watch less T.V. & less on internet.


"The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools."
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