Dec 112009

Zen Garden - Cat Litter Box

I’ve been fascinated by Zen and Koans for years now, but have only recently actually looked into real details. According to Wikipedia:

A koan is a story, dialogue, question, or statement in the history and lore of Zen Buddhism, generally containing aspects that are inaccessible to rational understanding, yet may be accessible to intuition.

Personally, I am “using” koans to find some form of inner peace. So far, I have been rather unsuccessful, but am only recently on this path. I also am “using” koans (along with other inspirational statements) to attempt to “shock” Zaira’s brain into separating from the dogma and brainwashing she ha sreceived in her first 13 years and forming fresh thoughts of her own design.

Always wanting to share wisdom (personally realized or discovered elsewhere) I’ve decided to post occasional koans, quotes, and other thoughts for y’all.  So, with all of that explanation (likely unnecessary) here’s your first koan:

Zen has nothing to grab on to.  When people who study zen don’t see it, that is because they approach too eagerly.

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  2 Responses to “Is Zen The Path To Truth?”

  1. “Anarchy is not chaos, but order without control.” »» David Layson

    Great quote, and a very nice blog you got goin here. Will definitely bookmark this and take some time to sift through your thoughts.


  2. hi, great article on zen, will bookmark this, with zen i believe with perfection of technique and complete absorption, the separation between you and what you are doing disappears. Things just happen. Through all these means we can experience satori.

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