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Sitting in Mindfulness — What ???

Just imagine a situation [ Boss shouted to the staffs. “ Don’t just sitting there. Do something” ]

Can anybody imagine, a staff shouting back “ Yes boss,  I’m  DOING  sitting” —— 😀


Just sitting is an iconic symbol of Doing Nothing, and in deed, doing nothing.

So, how come [ Mindfulness while sitting ] —— ? ? ?

Can anybody explain what it is ?

( I found hundreds of the people in the cyber space saying in their profile = Mindfulness Practitioner /

Instructor —– there must be someone to come up and explain )


Lord Buddha taught the people, who even not able to speak standard language then, let alone write and read.

All of his teaching got to be based on the common-sense.

Yet still, against the common-sense, there was a wide spread delusion among those uneducated people,

[ A person could be reincarnated into awful animal ]

—– to brake this useless vulgar belief and associated fear, was one of the aim of the

Lord Buddha’s teachings by saying “ There can not be Perpetual Soul ( solid existence of the

Self ) such as in the Vedic belief —– because of the everything exists in relation to the other


Therefore when the body dies, the soul also cease to exists ”   “ One’s death is the Nirvana”


When Lord Buddha finished a talking, he just had a break = just sitting and took a rest.

So, sitting is just do nothing and take a rest = doesn’t need to even think anything.

When we need to DO something, we may need to use the brain though, if we do nothing

the brain takes a break as well.  You don’t need to put so-called mindfulness to take a rest.

Just empty your brain and the body to relax.


While doing something, we may conceive new idea, new way of doing or another approach by way of

analytical observation. = This is a logical thinking.

But we often, suddenly conceive new idea while do nothing or doing a thing which doesn’t need to think

such as sitting in a toilet or doing simple routine work. = This is a creative conception.

( In Zen term, this state of the Brain and the Mind was called Mushin / Mind of No-Mind )


So that, Lord Buddha, while having a rest or after that, might have told “ Hey, Shariputra, that must be

such and such ” —– which made them to mistake that he must have been in deep thinking.

This was how a misconception and a myth of so-called [ Meditation ] had been created. But,

Lord Buddha was just sitting, having a rest, and of cause, his brain was blank or in Mushin.


Hence, the most fundamental misunderstanding of the Buddhism = [ have to sit in Mushin,

yet still Think something deep and concentrating to this, in Mindfulness ] was created.

Ha ha ha 😀 😀

It is the clearest indication of that the so-called Academics and the Monks who introduced

Buddhism to the west didn’t know what the Mushin is.


So, when you sit, just sit. = It is to have a break and to rest.

Never even think “ I’m doing something holy Buddhist’s practice ” —– while sitting like that, you may tired

to even think about Buddhism = your brain become blank = this is the Mushin = of which you really need.

And never expect, by sitting in Mushin, suddenly should the Glorious door of the Dharma open for you

and show beautiful rose-coloured room.  ( Historically say, you most likely find a Dog Shit )  Ha ha ha 😀


You may realized, —– you can’t see the Dharma in your brain.

But they are right front of your eyes.

Congratulation = this is your Enlightenment.



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  1. RK Henderson said, on March 12, 2012 at 05:06

    Somewhere in the Zenosphere I once encountered the teaching: “Don’t just do something! SIT THERE!” Wise counsel, I think.


    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit

  2. yoshizen said, on March 12, 2012 at 08:03

    Yes in deed, it’s the nice words to ears though, it’s missing the crucial detail.
    [Who] is going to do [What] = idiot going out for killing others ? —– or Chinese Zen novice doing
    [Carrying a bowl of water Zen] ?
    Unlike Lord Buddha’s particularly aimed words to the situation, the nice words itself is often empty.

    It is a pit-fall, try to deal with the Zen just by the words. Abstract notion may be fit to the
    situation, may be not, of which the situation is never the same. That is why Zen face the situation
    as the occasion only once in the life and make response at once.

  3. URL said, on March 17, 2012 at 06:37

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    • yoshizen said, on March 17, 2012 at 09:28

      Thank you very much though, it’s much easier to just subscribe = you can receive
      new post send to you by Email. 🙂

  4. lennot australiaan said, on March 23, 2012 at 14:46

    Excellently written article, doubts all bloggers offered the same content because you, the internet is a greater place. Please keep it up! 174594

    • yoshizen said, on March 23, 2012 at 15:43

      Thank your very much.
      I think, I’m just talking Commonsense = only commonsense without Dogma.

  5. sanat said, on April 9, 2012 at 22:32

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    • yoshizen said, on April 10, 2012 at 07:43

      Thank you very much for your comment though, I’m not sure
      whether it is for [most] of the people. At least this blog got 76000 hits so-far,
      still,considering the world population, it is only diminutive part of the people.

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