Astus wrote:My not so moment-to-moment Zen:
When there is greed, see it as greed. When there is anger, see it as anger. When there is jealousy, see it as jealousy. When there is pride, see it as pride. When there is doubt, see it as doubt. When there is anxiety and agitation, see it as anxiety and agitation. When there is laziness and lethargy, see it as laziness and lethargy. Whatever affliction occurs, once recognised as such, see what is the allure, what is the danger and what is the escape.
When there is something to do, try not to think about something else to do. When there is nothing to do, try not to think about something else to do.
Remember that as long as there is food to eat, clothes to wear and a bed to sleep in, I am already rich. Remember that the time of death is uncertain. Remember that whatever I have I can also lose. Remember that wisdom without compassion is not wisdom.
As all experiences are ungraspable and unstoppable, there is nothing to be afraid of and nothing to hope for.
I work on not making any one thing, letting go when something comes up.
Beyond that, I practice the Great Buddhist Alchemy of turning a coffee bean into the golden body of the Buddha.
LastLegend wrote:I find dropping worries about what might or might not happen helps. There is no particular or rigorous practice that I follow in term of Zen. I do follow one practice which might not be considered Zen, and that is feeling a Bodhisattva in mind. It's not visualization, just feeling and remembering the Bodhisattva. It's a very subtle practice. My thought is quite aggressive when I try to recite or chant. So the subtle approach kind works for me. It's like that which feels, sees, hears, moves, walks, blinks is our nature and not thought.So the subtle approach I am using falls under feeling. So is that a combo of Zen and perhaps Pure Land (I.e., recitation or recalling Buddha, my case A Boddhisatva)?
seeker242 wrote:Do laundry, wash dishes, feed the cat, mop the floor, eat bananas, etc, etc. etc.
Just normal everyday stuff. Nothing special.
Jesse wrote:open minded awareness. let any thought, feeling, sensation arise and vanish like the tides on the sea. once the tides of the sea become flat and calm I just drift in the ethereal peace that arises, fully relaxed, tranquil and at total peace.
afterwards I like to play video games.
avisitor wrote:I don't know if this is a moment to moment Zen practice.
Be friendly and helpful.
Watch the thoughts come and go.
Do what I believe is right.
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