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Here and Now
There are many tools for meditation. While I'm not particularly religious, I see the value in finding the means to shut out considerations of the past and future. Lately, I've been getting myself into the moment by contemplating this prospect:

It may not inspire thoughts of spiritual ecstasy, but the forced abstraction helps to empty my mind. Not to mention that I get results without springing for a weekend at a Zen retreat.

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_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: January 10th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes."

--Alan Watts
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 10th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm there. But if you can skip peeling the potatoes and make yourself into a potato, why, that's even more economical of spirit. . . :-)
frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: January 11th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
even better is to become the act of peeling.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: January 11th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


and then to realize being peeling and peelee both, with no distinction between subject and object.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 11th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: transcendence.

The point at which postmodern theory in the West meets the more mossy wisdom of the East.
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