Sunday October 1, 2017 – “Rummaging Through Concepts” – by Sokuzan

We don’t even know what concepts are, what thoughts are. We know what thoughts do, they drive us crazy. When something triggers a feeling and we rummage through concepts to explain why something happens, what it is and what it’s about, constant chatter that is going in circles, you leave the original situation an opt for something else. Let concepts arise in your mind-stream in or with the awareness. You don’t have to stop thinking, but if you want to see the entire situation, you are probably going to need spiritual path.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 – “Realization Has No Status” – by Sokuzan

From a conceptual point of view, which is how we communicate, enlightenment implies a state. Realization is fundamentally seeing that no-thing is fundamentally not separate from no-other-thing. The mind that rests naturally is not separate from any emotion. This has no status. It is not a state. Don’t believe this, don’t disbelieve this, and don’t look away either.

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Concepts and Beyond Concepts

Concepts and Beyond Concepts By Sokuzan Sun., Apr, 20, 2014 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.