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You ask: How can I train my mind to just be? Show me this 'I'. What is 'my mind'? You cannot show me because there is no 'I'. If there was, no-one would have bad habits, because their 'I' would stop them. Keep on with Zazen. If you were in a Rinzai monastery like I was, you would have to solve a 'Ko an', such as 'what was my original face before I was ...


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This question is very significant and is really where all seekers are tripping .You said something very significant , How can I train my mind to just be? .Its important to understand that identification is the sole reason for doing.Every part of your body is doing something ,your organs are functioning ,you don't have to make your heart beat or your ...


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Non-doing does not mean simply sitting doing nothing. Non-doing means you put yourself and more with full involvement/intensity into that activity that you do, (even sitting), so much so that you forget you exist. Like Flow. Only that action and the activity is going on. This "you" is an identity created for social/survival purposes according to karmic ...


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To address the "cultivate non-doing" part specifically: Wu-wei (not-doing) is not the practice of literally not doing absolutely anything (is that even possible?), it is the practice of un-doing the samsaric mind with its patterns and stereotypes. For example, to stop the inner monologue is not-doing. To stop thinking in terms of, "I am the doer" is not-...


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Maybe the tragedy of human life is that we cannot stop thinking. Meditation can be useful for getting some distance from our thinking. Nagarjuna came up with this non-doing, if I remember right. I think this is profound, disturbing. The mind is conditioned. It got this way over a long time. It keeps us alive, usually.


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Imagine for a moment that you picked up a hammer from your toolbox, and then forgot that you were holding it. You'd walk around all day with the hammer in your hand: You'd open doors with it, use it to shift gears in your car, poke people with it to get their attention, tap it on the table when you're bored, use it (somehow) to eat your food... If you have a ...


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Committing wholeheartedly to what we do each moment by moment, we experience increasing clarity and peace. SN35.95:10.1: “In that case, when it comes to things that are to be seen, heard, thought, and known: in the seen will be merely the seen; in the heard will be merely the heard; in the thought will be merely the thought; in the known will be merely ...


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That twinge you feel to "do something"? That's your small mind making a desperate attempt to remind you that it's in charge. If you listen to it, it will continue to be your master. If you really want to wake up, you have to stop letting it rule you. This is hard. Make no mistake about it. Buddhism calls this process sila or moral discipline, but other ...


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Why does doing nothing just sitting makes me feel like I am wasting my time? There may be several reasons for this, and i can't say what is relevant in your particular case. However, generally speaking, the feelings you are describing is the consequence of one or several conditioned causes listed below: the assumption that it is wrong to spend time ...


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