Being attentive to our ordinary lives

So the task, as Zen conceives it, is to simply be attentive to our ordinary lives, becoming more and more aware of the delusions that we live by, and hence, while not suppressing the flow of an imaginary film that we mistake for ‘self and world’ , not depending on it either.

As someone said, “Enlightenment is an accident, and practice makes us accident-prone”.  So, practice won’t free us –  only realisation can do that –  but without practice one is likely to remain stuck in the cyclic existence of delusory consciousness.

via Zen Buddhism.

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