Sunday, 21 October 2018


266. In Sengcan's Xinxinming we find the line 'Go beyond both appearance and emptiness and find the unmoving center'. How can we find this unmoving centre that is beyond both appearance and emptiness? To do so our tendency is to engage in a process of introspection. But Zen down through the centuries would have us do something much more physical. For Zen, the unmoving centre is located in the hara, the Japanese word for the lower abdomen. In zazen place the whole of your attention there. 

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