Rakshasa wrote:Was meditation ever described in Sutras/Suttas?
Rakshasa wrote:Do practices like Zazen have any basis in Sutras? AFAIK, there are not sutras that describe the various forms of meditation that are available nowadays. Only in some Pali Suttas are some meditations vaguely described (especially pertaining to Jhanas and Satipatthhana).
Was meditation ever described in Sutras/Suttas? If not, what is the basis of Zazen practice? Or was it supposedly transmitted by word of mouth by the Buddha to his disciples which did not end up becoming part of the canon?
The posture, the tongue touching the palate, the hand mudra etc - I know these are essential from practice - are not described in any Sutras I have read so far. Where did it come from?
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