The master Bankei's talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. He never quoted sutras not indulged in scholastic dissertations. Instead, his words were spoken directly from his heart to the hearts of...
Posted on May.11.2017 @ 07:05AM EDTbyQuantumZen
Hi all. In the past 5 years I had interesting insights and glimpses of the "void". Yet it lasts a moment, while the afterglow and conclusions (moral, emotional or otherwise) stick with you.
I believe through longer meditation retreats one can attain deeper states of awareness that might be long lasting.
Do you want to share your experience?
Mine can be summarized as: kensho, a couple of "chills down my spine" when walking and feeling infinite compassion for all existence, some induced experiences that were very insightful (like ego dissolution etc.). :) Katsu
Each morning I begin to think. I meditate. My actions are my only true belongings for the day. So with my consciousness I enter a new day with the timeless presence of mindfulness. As though I don't know what the next moment is going to bring I encourage myself to see just beyond all three tenses (past, present, future) and begin the effort of the Now.