An image of you is not you
Who are you really and zen buddhism?
In zen-buddism Seung Sahn zen master said, that we must know what our purpose is through meditation because you can develop yourselves and find solutions if you have problems. And if you are depressed or stressed you can use some meditation techniques which can change your life, but what is the most important purpose if you use meditation exercises? The most important thing is that you realise who you really are. But it is not your true self. What would you say, if I ask you, who you really are? Please think twice. For example would you say: ’I’m a doctor, or I’m an assistant, manager, teacher etc.’ But I say I don’t mind what your job is now; you can change it, I ask who are you? So, you say: ’I’m a father or mother to this child.’ I say, that’s okay, but I don’t mind how many children you have. I’m just asking: who are you? You can say: ’I m George, or Joanne etc.’ or ’you can say: ’I’m a Christian’, but I say: I don’t mind what your name is which you got from your parents and I don’t mind what your religion is, just please tell me, who are you? What is the right answer? I will tell you a secret. You needn’t answer, the answer is not important. The most important thing is that you feel that there is something in your heart, , which is indescribable, but you can feel it… – simple meditation techniques, simple meditation exercises, what is the meditation, zen buddhism
What is meditation?
Meditation is a tool which can help you to experience who you really are. You needn’t use incense or sit like a stone sculpture. You can do it in your daily life. The form is not important. You can meditate sitting or lying or standing or when you go for a walk. You know it is vipassana meditation in Buddhism so, the meditation is just a state, when you don’t use your mind, you don’t think about anything you are just in a state of being… How can you put this into practise in your daily life? Like this: Easy ’happiness-method’ which can be used in any situation – east-west psychology, psychology today, happiness methods
You can try to find this non-thinking state in your life. And when your mind is clear, you can watch life in a clear way and not use your own projection. Projection is an ego- defence mechanisms, which Anna Freud (Sigmund Freud’s daughter) defined in detail. In this state you project your own imagination and thoughts as if they were reality and that’s why you can’t see reality. So, you have to work a lot using meditation or ask the following question ’who are you really?’ and after that you can find ourselves which is deeper than our thoughts… Because you can’t describe ourselves you can just refer to it. If I speak about your car is it your car or is it just my thoughts and words which may be opposite to reality and show only my opinion about your car? What is the reality? In a restaurant the menu is not the food, is it? So, meditation is a deep thing which can give you a lot, you can find the meaning of life, so you can decide what you want to do with it. Use your possibilities and try to find yourself in an easy, effortless way. There was a time when I meditated and I asked myself: Why do I do it? What is my purpose?
Simple meditation techniques, exercises
I wanted to achieve something and that’s why I had a lot of expectations, but this is the wrong way, because if I have expectations, I will be disappointed. What if I just sit and do nothing? What is the meaning of meditation if I want to get into a deeper state? It is just an expectation. In this way I create the future too, and I will be tense. It is the opposite of meditation. When I listen to Mozart for example do I want it to be deeper and deeper? No, it grips me and it is also intriguing like amazing meditation. But it is not important, the experience is not important. What is important is what is behind good and bad things which are always moving from one place to another. If we identify with what is always changing we will feel pain, but if we watch what is constant, then we will feel joy and peace. Always.
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