Wall Gazing

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Re: Wall Gazing

Post by bokki » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:24 am

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Re: Wall Gazing

Post by dharmadhope » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:59 pm


and so who are you, after all?

I am part of the power which forever wills evil and
forever works good.



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Re: Wall Gazing

Post by dharmadhope » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:25 am

(goethe: faust)

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Re: Wall Gazing

Post by SunWuKong » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:38 am

What I like about Zen is that everything can be summed up in its entirety precisely by saying nothing at all.

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Re: Wall Gazing

Post by MattiV » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:01 pm

When I started practicing zazen about two and a half years ago, I started with wall gazing right away. It felt like such a cool idea and I didn't have a teacher to tell me 'no, you can't do it'. I don't have elaborate philosophical reasons for this particular form of practice, I just practice it.

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Re: Wall Gazing

Post by Malcolm » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:06 pm

Astus wrote:
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:44 am
In Bodhidharma's case "wall gazing" likely meant not a physical posture but maintaining the mind like a wall, that is, without discrimination or attachment to emotions and ideas.
According to the Tibetan translation of Bodhidharma's account, the Chinese term "facing a wall" is translated as "Facing reality."
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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔

[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

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Re: Wall Gazing

Post by clyde » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:39 am

Malcolm; I remember you sharing the Tibetan translation of “facing a wall” (“facing reality”) many years ago and it’s stuck with me. Thank you.
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