Sunday, June 25, 2006

Think the State of Not Thinking

Think the state of not thinking.

In other words, make a mental effort to initiate a process which -- unless obstructed from doing so by 'activation energies' -- happens effortlessly, spontaenously.

All spontaenous happenings in the material world, according to Dr. Frank Lambert ( are examples of the second law because they involve energy dispersing.

The rolling of a ball downhill is like this. The flow of water downstream is like this.

Release of tight muscles while sitting in the full lotus posture can be like this. Opening of held joints while sitting in the full lotus posture can be like this. The lion’s roar is like this.

This is just the vital secret of Zazen.


Blogger docretro said...

Doing zazen sets energy free? Or: Zazen is the state of releasing energy?

But: Where does this energy go to. And: Where did it come from?
Furthermore: Can things like the flow of water even be called spontaneous? I understand spontanity as the opposite to reflected actions. A river can't reflect on it's way of behaviour.

I think I don't get it.

Sunday, June 25, 2006  
Blogger Mike Cross said...



I don't know.

For example, a BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich.

The flow of water is ALWAYS spontaneous.

If you want to get it, I recommend you to visit in person me or your compatriot Gabriel Linnebach. You will get it, I am sure.

Monday, June 26, 2006  

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