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Uselessness, a koan of just sitting Barry Magid February 10th 2013

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Nothing is Hidden, Chapter 17, pp. 153-159
Useless: The Koan of Just Sitting

Eihei Dogen said, “Zazen is not a meditation technique.
It is simply the Dharma gate of joyful ease; it is practicing
the realization of the boundless Dharma way. Here, the
open mystery manifests, and there are no more traps and
snares for you to get caught in.”

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