Friday, August 20, 2010

Zen Awareness

This body of ours is something like an electric battery in which a mysterious power latently lies. When this power is not properly brought into operation, it either grows moldy and withers away or is deformed and expresses itself abnormally. It is the object of Zen, therefore, to save us from going crazy or being crippled. This is what I mean by freedom, giving free play to all creative and benevolent impulses inherently lying in our hearts.

D.T. Suzuki wrote those thoughts in 1926. Suzuki’s work is still considered the best explanation and description of what we call Zen. Zen is doing without doing; being without being. It is expressing innate impulses without reflection or emotional ownership. It is one of the ghost chemicals that powers the energy within the human psyche. Ghost chemicals have been called a plethora of names in order to make some rational sense of their senselessness./p>

Our bodies are electomagnetically charged by mental enzymes from the inner self. These enzymes create individual thoughts. We constantly think and create beliefs. Beliefs produce our expereinces.There is meaning in every thought, but not all thoughts reach physical fruition. Zen thought flows through the part of the conscious mind that is no attached to the brain. Zen shows itself physically using vibrational forces from the inner self. The brain has a difficult time processing Zen since the part of the conscious mind that is attached to the brain is focus objectively rather than subjectively.

We sense a freedom within the awareness of Zen, and that freedom is an aspect of the inner self's unity. The Zen awareness that flows from the inner self is translated according to our beliefs. Some of us may call it the hand of God, others use different names that reflect the nature of their belief structure. Whatever the name, our consciousness is telling us something about our subjective self. Our subjective self is innately free; our objective connection to that freedom is enlightenment. Enlightenment is the objective awareness of the multiplicity of self.

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