Zen means “peace” in Sanskrit and “science” in Japanese, and it is also defined as “mental discipline; the ability to observe the world without judging or reacting.” One of the most important ways we maintain our peace is with our surroundings, and this is especially true when it comes to self-care.
What I mean by this is taking a break from our normal routine of constantly reacting to our surroundings. Instead, we should be more like the Zen monks of old, who stayed in their Zen cells and meditated and wrote their books and practiced their forms of meditation.
The Zen monk, Zen monk, and Zen monk are exactly the same as each other. They have the same mind-set, so the two are actually the opposite of each other. If you were to kill one of them, you’d probably kill them both. There’s no reason to kill the other without an excuse. There’s just no reason to kill them, no reason to kill them without an excuse. In other words, they’re not the same person.
This is the case with Zen monks. You might think monks are the ideal way to practice meditation, but they are actually quite different from us in so many ways. The majority of Zen monks practice what is called the “middle way” to enlightenment. This is a way of teaching meditation that is similar to the way we teach math. In this way, you are not teaching meditation. You are teaching math. In fact, the practice of meditation is actually teaching math.
When we practice meditation, we are teaching ourselves how to be able to do meditation. We are teaching ourselves how to understand how meditation works. It is as if we are teaching ourselves math.
In the end, Zen students are taught about the principles of the math of meditation, but the math of meditation is actually the meditation. The math of meditation is what the Zen students are taught, but the meditation is actually the math. Zen students actually practice the math of meditation for its own sake. They learn and practice it to do it for the sake of it.
I’m not referring to the practice of meditation in and of itself. I am referring to the practice of meditation as meditation. When you say “Practice Zen” it often means “practice meditation as meditation.” If you do that, you will not only get very good at meditation, you will also get very good at Zen.
The math of meditation is actually the mathematics. You can learn how to do math without actually knowing what the word means, but once you do know what it means you won’t just stop at that. You will always be trying to apply the math to whatever you are doing. For example, imagine if you were trying to play a piano in your head and you wanted to do it without actually knowing how to do it. Well you would never be able to play it.
Meditation, in the case of Zen, is actually the science of how to be a Zen master. Meditation is actually a form of learning to practice Zen. It’s important to remember that Zen is a new field in the world of technology. To the extent that you are trying to apply the Zen methodology to something that you were never taught, you will never experience the new technology.
Sure, there are a lot of applications for meditation, but there are also a lot of things in life that you simply don’t know how to do. In Zen, the philosophy is that people aren’t meant to do everything. When you’re trying to learn how to play the piano, you can’t just practice the piano. You’ll never really be able to play it without being able to sing a few scales and learn a few scales.