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What Is Zen?

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Zen is actually what my meditation practice is called. Well, more or less. I suppose you can meditate without it being Zen. But you certainly can’t practice Zen without meditating.

First, I apologize for being away such a long time. I’ve posted to this blog only once in the past year. My excuse is that I’ve been working on a book titled Original Zen that was recently launched as an ebook on amazon. Until today, nearly all of my writing time in the last year was devoted to that book.

My definition of Zen is this: Zen is the pathway to discovering your own inner nature and finding the knowledge that is stored deep inside you, which is knowledge you were born with.

I’ve been meditating most of my adult life. But I didn’t discover until about two decades ago that what I’d been doing all the years was actually Zen meditation. And even then, I didn’t especially want to write about Zen because I didn’t feel like I knew enough. However, that initial discovery motivated me to begin reading and studying more in depth about the practice I began fifty-three years ago.

Finding the Zen pathway led me to more discoveries. Now, the knowledge of who I am and why I’m here helps make sense of this life. Unless you’ve gotten your own clear picture of your purpose in life, you can’t imagine what a satisfying feeling it is.

Written by Eduardo Mitchell

September 21, 2013 at 9:06 am

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  1. Living in the now is zen like.. And not being too attached to people or things.. Which is easier said than done I think,, but it’s the most useful of the religions

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    > Op 21 sep. 2013 om 15:06 heeft Quieting the Noisy Mind het volgende geschreven: > > >


    September 21, 2013 at 9:27 am

    • Thank you for the comment. Yes, attachment is a very large source of misery. However, Zen is not a religion. If anything, Zen is a cure for religious belief.

      Eduardo Mitchell

      September 21, 2013 at 9:42 am

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