Astus wrote:Is being rational Zen? Is being irrational Zen? Of course not. Can Zen be rationalised or "irrationalised"? Definitely. So it is not something but can be made into anything, such is the magic of mind. Zen can be presented in any way it is needed, that's the primary approach Zen has. That is quite a rational attitude that understands dependent origination and how to assist people in seeing the nature of mind, i.e. perceiving that ideas such as rationality and irrationality depend on each other without any real basis.
ajax wrote:kirtu wrote:Zen is rational, but it is not linear and it is not bound by logic.
Can you possibly elaborate? How can Zen be rational if it is not bound by logic or reasoning?
ajax wrote:hello catmooncatmoon wrote:I doubt the practice of sitting on cushions was derived from a process of logical analysis.
I also doubt the practice of zazen was derived from a process of logical analysis. However the question of how the practice was derived is a different question.
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