Reb Anderson

‘Selfless practice – being upright – makes impressions of selflessness in the unconscious, and becomes seeds for the conscious practice of being upright… The bodhisattva meditation is something totally useless from out individual point of view. Self-clinging wants to store all the stuff that is important to it, and it does. After all, it never knows when it may want to use it. But actually, when you put it away in some unknown place in the dark, it uses you. Zen meditation is not for you, not for your own pleasure, not for fun. Basically it is a pure ritual enactment of selflessness. It doesn’t develop the unconscious, it transforms it into wisdom.’ (The Third Turning of the Wheel)

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