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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Silence Mind and Disturbance Mind by Venerable Hyunoong Sunim

Interesting Zen talk:

Because when we do Zen we sit quietly, some imagine we are supposed to be silent inside too. For most people, because they begin their Zen practice with this misunderstanding, they find the practice difficult. But for someone who understands the practice correctly, they don't get caught in silence or disturbance; so they just go directly to their awakened nature. This Zen nature is referred to as 'miraculous awareness.'

This awareness exists in each one of us. But because we are attached to ideas of silence and disturbance, our mind goes back and forth between being silent, being complex, being silent, being disturbed.


Blogger shyloh said...

This is so true. The less we try the more we achieve. Well that is how it worked for me. Good post here!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Shamash said...

I agree. It's a great quote. There is nothing to do and nowhere to go. This is it!

Keep up the good work.

1:04 AM  

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