Sitting meditation is experiencing nothing. How can you be comfortable with no result? That is the result.
A teacher may help a student access deeper levels of consciousness by facilitating regression to another time and place. Exploring in this way, without believing, disbelieving, or shutting down on whatever arises in mind can be a way to work with intense difficulty and ease suffering. Here Sokuzan gives an example of working with deeper consciousness during a meditation interview.
“Not Two” is a way of addressing ones presumptions that there is a lot of individual things, which is referred to as the 10,000 things. There is a hidden unity, though. Sokuzan teaches on this unity.
b>Sokuzan speaks on the often neglected aspect of communication: receiving, as experienced through all sense fields.
b>Sokuzan suggests that instead of focusing on trying to stop your habits, engage in awareness practice so that you may see deeply into the nature of how we hang on to things.