Sunday, September 15, 2013

Take only memories, leave only footprints...

"In a previous lecture, I compared zazen practice to usual everyday activity. In usual activity, as you know, our effort is directed to the outside, and our activity is concentrated on some particular thing. This particularized activity creates many things. But this kind of creativity can—at the same time-create fear. This creativity will result some feeling——a good or bad feeling we will carry forward."

See more at: Suzuki roshi sfzc org/dharma-talks/ fear-of-death

So Zazen is not about creativity. It is about overcoming some of the baggage that creativity produces - intentionally or unintentionally.

Monastic living - in a formal or informal setting - is about avoiding the creation of unnecessary baggage.

Some shopping baggage is staged.

O.K. We do have better funnier things to watch...

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