Kobun Chino

‘Sitting is always pointless, you know. When we touch sitting with this body, it feels like putting a thumb on paper: “This is it!” Touching time/space, or creating matter in time/space. That’s how I feel when I sit. The more sitting becomes still, almost stopping, the more it feels like time stops and there is no more distinction between this body and all other things. Things feel as if they are extensions of the body. It’s not a frozen kind of realization, but a very powerful presence of the sensation that you are really there, as what you are, what things are, without naming each thing that’s there. Even not-what-you-are is also there. I mean, the thing which holds the phenomenal, the experiential phenomenon that is your own body, is also yourself.’ (from the Jikoji newsletter)

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