Buddhism, Meditation, Mind, Practice, Zen

Q14. What is the best way to continue the meditation?

A. The strong point of Zen meditation is that it doesn’t require any special time or special place. As I said, if you can keep the question, it is a good practice, or a good meditation, wherever you are and whatever you do. Continue to ask yourself the same question you asked during our weekend program until you find the right answer. There’s no other way than it. Just as I said, ask yourself what makes your body do what you do whatever you may do. As time passes, your question will be part of you. Then the meditation will become much easier and even interesting, and work by itself in spite of you. Then you will begin to see what you couldn’t see before and hear what you couldn’t hear before.
What is it that is wondering ‘what is the best way to continue the meditation?’ A dead body can’t wonder. If you just keep wondering it, you are just wondering and thinking. But if you ask yourself what makes your body wonder, you come to practice Zen meditation. How simple!

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