just sitting

just sitting

Correct me if I pronounce it wrong, I think in Japan they call it shikantaza. What it means is just sitting. You don’t do anything, just sit. Now any intellectual people will argue with that, “Ah, just sitting. You don’t know, accumulation of merit”. But if you read the Japanese Zen masters teaching like Dogen Zenji, it is amazing, because the word just, that is like a Pandora Box. You open that word just, it can mean all kind of things. You know in a way, the Tibetan word ??? has a lot to do with the just. This just is such a beautiful word. Okay we will sit again, just sit.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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