Kamakura Zen initiation at Jochi-ji Temple

• Zen exists in one form: the Absolute Now. Now, Here, and Yourself is all that matters. Go for everything Now. Your Past and your Future depends on Now. Everything that matters is Now. Now is never anywhere but Now.

• Sincerity is the Reality. Everything in your head is a Mirage.

• Your body is like a mirror: What you see, hear, smell and taste does not remain. And because nothing remains, the heart and mind is at peace. Meet each instance with a new mind and a new thought.

• Zen is all that is simple.

(Zen meditating at the Soto Zen Sect Soji-ji Head Monastery with Soto Buddhist monks: Tsurumi Ward at Yokohama City, Japan)

The Practice of Zazen © Sotoshu Shumucho

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