The Directness of Zen

Here is a brief video on the Zen Mind — An Introduction. I like Zen Buddhism. It is profoundly simple and direct. The voice-over states clearly at the end of the clip that “… do not differentiate yourself as apart from others, or from the world outside. The search for self-realization is powered by our anxieties and our fears which feed our ego causing frustrations in our daily life. Selfishness, jealousy, anger, hate — which unconsciously serve to protect us, and in doing so, set us in opposition to everyone and everything. To awaken to this realization is the practice of Zen. ”

Then from the Department of “Do as I say, Not as I do” the copyright notice warns, “No part of this motion picture may be copied or broadcast unless authorized. Copying is illegal and subject to prosecution.” Now what was that bit about not differentiating ourselves from others?

3 thoughts on “The Directness of Zen

  1. apu Tuesday March 13, 2007 / 3:43 pm

    Very funny ! Not differentiating is all fine, so long as it doesnt involve anything that belongs to me 🙂

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  2. shiva Tuesday March 13, 2007 / 6:01 pm

    No one is immune to the effects of avidya, and agnana.

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  3. Gaurav Tuesday March 13, 2007 / 6:18 pm

    Hmmm,

    Currently reading Nietzche. Liked much of what he wrote.

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