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Idiot's Guides: Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER15

Taking It Deeper

In This Chapter

  • Preparing to turn up the heat on your practice
  • The importance of facing your fears
  • Five characteristic human fears and their resolutions
  • Building up comfort with not having the answers
  • Challenging yourself with koans

There’s a danger that you will misinterpret certain Zen teachings and practices to mean, “This is it, just go about your everyday life, and do your best to be aware and appreciate it.” In a certain sense this is exactly what Zen is recommending, and it’s great if you’ve moved from suffering to a sense of relative ease that makes you think, “Good enough!” However, to rest there results ...

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