“Written on a Match Box, It Would Be?”

On a match box: “Strike Anywhere”.

Kobun’s literal translation of the elements in the word shikantaza strings together as: “pure hit sit”.

Here’s one from “Zen Letters, Teachings of Yuanwu”:

If you want to pass through easily and directly right now, just let your body and mind ...  read more

Exhalation to Inhalation

I only mean that right at the moment where my exhalation turns to inhalation (and to a lessor degree where inhalation turns to exhalation), observing the activity without altering the activity requires that I be waking up or falling asleep to it- that is to say, in a state where I am observing the action but the normal linkage to conscious motor ...  read more