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(posted on 22 Jun 2015)

Understanding the Practice of Zen Meditation

"When you give yourself to practice through and through, which means through and beyond feelings and thoughts, little by little you begin to allow something great to surface, something without beginning or end. That's as it is."

"In traditional Zen spirit we don't emphasize the stages in meditation practice or anything we think we've gained. We emphasize having strong confidence in our original nature. That's the spirit of Zen, and this confidence unfolds through the cultivation of practice."

(No Beginning, No End - The Ultimate Heart of Zen by Jakusho Kwong)