Friday, June 15, 2012


Can Kensho be induced? Can Satori be brought on?

Certainly they can! Ch'an Masters' sly, sometimes wild behavior and the hair-raisingly intense Rinzai Koan practice are examples of one and the other.

But let's see first as Zen people to the iron-like stability of Seiza-sitting (Mokuso), and majestic grounding in "Samadhi" -- since Kensho and Satori come and go like a shooting star, a sunflower, a dewdrop, a lamp at night, a cloud in the autumn sky, a shattering galaxy.

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