Is Shikantaza a requisite of being a Soto Zennie?

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Re: Is Shikantaza a requisite of being a Soto Zennie?

Post by Anonymous X » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:06 pm

White Lotus wrote:At an earlier stage if you can see: "this is it" you can see the essence of Shikantaza and yet it goes even beyond "this". Shikantaza is free: whatever comes is it. Daydreaming, awareness, non awareness. Stress, relaxed, resting, struggling, thinking, empty of thoughts, sitting, reclining, walking. All is shikantaza. Whatever comes is it. Dont try to limit it, but you can if you want to. Thats how i see it with my limited view. :smile:
I'm not sure if you were addressing this to me. I wasn't asking for myself, but I was interested in how Johhny D saw it. But, thanks for your view, in any case.

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