Greg_the_poet wrote:Why is it in some traditions, mainly the Theravada traditions meditate with eyes closed and most mahayana traditions meditate with eyes open? Was this just a naturally evolving thing as Buddhism went along?
I myself am practicing (Or attempting to practice) Zen which is quite strict on eyes open. When I do it at home I must admit I do sneakily close my eyes sometimes cos I like it. It got quite bad for a time that I even considered moving traditions, but I can't, cos Theravada isn't my cup of tea, neither is Tibetan Buddhism, though I have respect for them nonetheless.
kirtu wrote:Zen teaching says generally that people keeps eyes open in order not to fall asleep
Bonsai Doug wrote:kirtu wrote:Zen teaching says generally that people keeps eyes open in order not to fall asleep
And let's not forget the "big stick" if you do! (Just kidding!)
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