В случае старика Шиботавы, он был старый практикующий, и у него была крепкая основа самадхи и практик сосредоточения. Так что, когда он был почти буддой, он отложил ум – у него была основа, чтобы сделать это, и он пережил шуньяту и увидел саму пустоту, увидел, что нет закреплённого неизменного «я».

Шен Янь. Вводная беседа

Control Questions 001. Mind Liberation


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*1. What is necessary in order to achieve the optimal way of mental functioning?*


*2. Why practice sitting meditation?*


*3. What does characterize the quality of Zen mind?*


*4. What is the essence of Zen?*


*5. How to achieve the quality and the essence of Zen mind?*


*6. What is the simple means to stop the mental whirlwind?*


*7. How is it possible to keep the attention switched from usual thinking [elsewhere]?*


*8. Which kinds of consciousness are regarded in Buddhism as the main constituents of our daily experience?*


*9. How is it possible to reach freedom and flexibility of mind?*


*10. How to open the perception of fullness of life?*


*11. How to cease the habit of being anxious and tense?*