ISBN 9781590305751,The Method Of No-Method

The Method Of No-Method



Shambhala Publication Inc

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9781590305751

ISBN-10 1590305752


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 144 Pages
Language (English)

Religious groups

Here is a spiritual practice uncomplicated enough for anyone to learn, yet rich enough to be worked with for a lifetime. The traditional Chan (Chinese Zen) practice called Silent Illumination begins with nothing more than putting aside all thoughts except the awareness of oneself "just sitting." It's so simple in execution that it has sometimes been called the "method of no-method"--yet simple as it is, the practice is subtle and profound, with the potential for ever subtler refinements as the practitioner moves toward mastery of it. When fully penetrated, this radical form of emptying one's busy mind-stream leads to perception of the vast ocean of pure awareness.