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Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER8

Cultivating Insight: Seeking the Truth

In This Chapter

  • The role of insight in Zen
  • How you go about seeking the truth
  • What zazen has to do with insight
  • Samatha and vipassana aspects of meditation
  • Preparing for and inviting understanding

In Zen there is much discussion of practice and enlightenment. The typical way of understanding practice involves the kinds of things that have already been covered in this book: zazen, mindfulness, moral behavior, and working to improve your habits of body, speech, and mind. Enlightenment is an elusive concept, but generally speaking it is about a transformative or liberating understanding of something, ...

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