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In Search of Inner Peace

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Genuine, reliable, persistent Inner Peace is a reward that comes from inner development. It comes from an exploration along the “inner pathway” that opens up as a result of a faithful, consistent practice of Zen meditation. Essentially, Zen is a practice of inner peace. For most people, it must be practiced and learned. It is largely the practice of quieting the mind. It’s so simple.

The rule is remarkably obvious: True inner peace comes from practicing inner peace. That rule is consistent and inflexible. And can be exasperating for some people. The way to get started is to just get started. And do it today.

The inner pathway leads to other life-changing discoveries. One of the first and most important rewards of inner development is the discovery of your self-nature, which is who you are and what you are at the deepest level of your being, all without the masks and delusions created by your conscious thinking mind.

This wisdom comes from an old monk named Bodhidharma who lived back in the 6th century B.C.E. His discoveries about about a person’s self-nature have come to be known as Zen.

Discovery of your self-nature is likely to be your first experience of spiritual Enlightenment. While there may be many steps and many experiences of enlightening knowledge, a person who has discovered his own self-nature can be truthfully said to be “enlightened.” Knowledge of one’s self-nature is perhaps the most valued prize on the pathway of inner development.

Zen is not a religion. It is not based on any religious belief. Along the Zen path a practitioner might receive spiritual knowledge, which is chiefly knowledge of one’s own human spirit, and then subsequent knowledge received via the human spirit.


What is meant by “inner development?” Inner Development is growth and development of the non-physical self, including mental, emotional, and spiritual areas. It’s the pathway of improving yourself at the deepest inner levels, and experiencing higher levels of joy and fulfillment in this life. It really works.


 

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Written by Eduardo Mitchell

December 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm

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