Enochian wrote:Zen does not work with the channels, bindus and chakras within the body.
Vajrayana and even Dzogchen relies on esoteric anatomy.
Thats the main difference.
I'm glad I settled this issue. Your welcome.
P.S. Does a Zen master directly introduce the perfect natural state right off the bat? I don't think they do.
We actually use a mudra system that uses the energy pathways in the body, similar to amna in my branch of Zen.
We have a very detailed practice on it.
It's not something everyone uses, or everyday, but, it is helpful to use, or have as a reference should some particular tension come up in meditation that has trouble releasing.
Some people find the practice more helpful and others don't.
I don't always use complete mudra's/releases, sometimes it's enough to use part of one, simply to help locate the location in the body where the particular tension is arising, and help clear it out/help it release.
For bigger things that come up, or, if I'm sick for a while, I will use a complete mudra/release.
It can be very, very helpful.
Though as an adjunct to regular meditation, not in replace of it.
"Life is full of suffering. AND Life is full of the Eternal
IT IS OUR CHOICE
We can stand in our shadow, and wallow in the darkness,
We can turn around.
It is OUR choice." -Rev. Basil
" ...out of fear, even the good harm one another. " -Rev. Dazui MacPhillamy