Introduction to Buddhism and the Practice of Zazen

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Freedom in Action - Gautama Buddha's most basic teaching was "don't do wrong, do right." The important thing here is our conduct. He explained that right conduct is always a balance between two factors: activity and passivity, optimism and pessimism, tension and relaxation, and he explained that we can attain this balanced conduct, not by intentionally endeavouring to correct our wrong actions, but by practicing Zazen.

The practice returns us to the simple peaceful balance we often enjoyed as children, where we are fully involved in the present, and unclouded by intellectual judgements of right and wrong. In Buddhism, to do right is simple action, not the result of thinking."
 
This 33-page book gives an introduction to Buddhist philosophy and explains how to practice Zazen. It also includes instructions on how to make your own zafu.


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