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What Is Zen?

Would you like a clear and simple answer to the question What Is Zen? There’s at least a shelf load of books that purport to answer that question. But, If you want a pretty simple, one-sentence definition of Zen to use when people ask you about it, try this:

Zen is the path to discovering your inner nature and the huge store of knowledge that was inside you when you were born.

The term your inner nature has subtle meaning far beyond the obvious. It is the most important idea, concept, and indeed, the whole underlying paradigm of Zen. It is a practice of inner development by training your mind chiefly with Zen meditation.

Zen has worked for so many people because it quiets the relatively shallow thinking mind so that knowledge from the deeper, normally inaccessible areas of the whole mind can surface and be recognized. This is also known as the Zen state. Connecting the conscious, thinking mind with deep-mind knowledge results in a higher form of wisdom and profound spiritual awareness otherwise unavailable to the ordinary human mind.

Here’s a good way to get started: Learn about Zen, and learn how to meditate properly. Those are the first steps to becoming a Zen practitioner. If you are persistent and dedicated in your practice, you might receive one or more enlightening experiences and become a Master.  Along the Zen path you will experience life at a higher level of joy and satisfaction. To learn more about real, authentic Zen, get hold of the book Original Zen on amazon which is available as an ebook or a quality paperback.

Written by Eduardo Mitchell

December 4, 2016 at 12:26 pm

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